Jeju Air has become South Korea’s first low-cost carrier to adopt SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker, equipping the carrier to meet the incoming ICAO 2018 flight-tracking mandate.
AIRCOM® FlightTracker has been deployed across Jeju Air’s fleet of 29 B737s. SITAONAIR’s solution meets the airline flight-tracking challenge by gathering data from multiple global sources, filling in any gaps between terrestrial tracking sources to help improve flight operations.
AIRCOM® FlightTracker can deliver this service using equipment already present on most aircraft – without the need for modifications or additional avionics – making it a cost effective, swift-to-deploy, flight-tracking solution.
The Jeju Air and SITAONAIR AIRCOM solutions agreement will also see the airline’s fleet upgraded with SITAONAIR’s FlightMessenger, which ensures seamless, intelligent cockpit communications. FlightMessenger achieves this by integrating and translating cockpit data into a format that feeds directly into airlines’ pre-existing IT infrastructure, improving data communication efficiency.
In bringing together the best available inflight position data from multiple sources in one application, SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker empowers airline cockpit crews and operations teams to maintain more accurate aircraft awareness. The knowledge that bridges any ANSP tracking gaps may include problematic weather and expected en-route turbulence information, helping to improve flight operations and support timely pilot decision-making.
AIRCOM® FlightTracker also enables automated reporting in both normal and abnormal operations, and can also be configured to help airlines meet the ICAO’s one-minute distress tracking standard – four years before its introduction.