23 Jul 2017

Connectivity in the Flight Deck (Aircraft IT)

“A lot is spoken and written about electronic flight bags (EFBs), connectivity, fuel efficiency and flight optimization. In this article, I want to look at tying all that together, plus looking into weather data and how connectivity can help drill down into that information.We’ll look at the two aspects of weather and connectivity; the downlink, from the aircraft, of weather data in real time which becomes like an automated pilot report and the potential uplink of weather to the aircraft; not just the same data that was downloaded, but that data enhanced with a lot of other information that can provide solutions to enable greater efficiencies, less fuel burn and improved operations.”

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