FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008 AT 08:00 EDT
FlightAware Releases Free, Revolutionary, Fuel Optimizing, Online Flight Planning
FROM THE FLOOR OF NBAA 2008 / ORLANDO FLA, October 6, FlightAware, the world leader in flight tracking and online aviation data with over 120,000 registered pilots, released a free online flight planning application this morning at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Orlando, Florida. FlightAware Flightplan does not require pilots or dispatchers to pick altitudes, routes, or make guesses about fuel optimizations. Aircraft operators use a web browser to enter minimal information and are presented with an optimized routing matrix from which they can click to file their flight plans with the FAA and print for the cockpit.
"We're going to save operators a ton of money," said Daniel Baker, Chief Executive Officer, adding "They've been telling us they want a flight planning application that's as easy to use as FlightAware.com's flight tracking, that helps them optimize flight times, fuel burn and operating costs. FlightAware flight planning delivers all that, and arrives at a time when operators' need to manage costs is particularly acute."
FLIGHTAWARE.COM FLIGHT PLANNING FEATURES
- Web based interface (available anytime, anywhere)
- Mapped routings (with NEXRAD weather)
- Route/Altitude optimization matrix (find shortest time and/or lowest cost)
- File directly with the FAA
- Real-time predictive routing based on current ATC data
- Current FBO fuel prices
- METARs, TAFs, national, local, and en route weather
- Bundled terminal procedures (IAPs, DPs, STARs in PDF format)
- Stored aircraft performance data
FlightAware (flightaware.com) was the first company to offer free flight tracking services for both private and commercial aircraft in the United States. FlightAware's business model, product offerings, and customer services have transformed the flight tracking industry. FlightAware provide flight tracking information to over two million people a month. FlightAware maintains databases of every airport, runway, weather
reporting facility, navigational aid, and IFR terminal procedure. FlightAware has offices and facilities in Houston and New York.
Booth #4077 at NBAA 2008 in Orlando, Florida between October 6-8, 2008
Kimberly Kubas, +1-713-877-9006
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