Collins Aerospace and FlightAware Deliver New Foresight ETAs to the Cockpit Via Datalink

  • Provides the most updated arrival times based on weather, airport congestion and other factors
  • Helps pilots and ground crews optimize time and resources
  • Available to all ARINCDirect datalink subscribers along with four additional FlightAware features for ARINCDirect Flight Planning subscribers

SAN DIEGO (April 5, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and FlightAware, a Collins Aerospace business, are unlocking the power of data to help operators and ground crews optimize their time and resources. ARINCDirectSM datalink customers will now receive Foresight™ ETAs through uplink via their Flight Management System (FMS) along with a suite of other FlightAware features at no additional cost.

Pilots on long and complex flights may experience en route delays that can cause an estimated time of arrival (ETA) that is different from the initial FMS data. FlightAware Foresight uses predictive models to provide the most updated ETA based on current factors such as airport congestion or weather conditions. The ability to provide crews with a more accurate ETA allows flight departments to improve efficiency, better manage ground logistics, and create a smoother experience for passengers.

In addition to the ETA upgrade, three other FlightAware features are now available as part of the ARINCDirect flight planning subscriptions to provide flight departments with greater situational awareness of their fleet to help ensure a smoother aircraft mission.

  • Ready to Taxi: Provides ground support insights and alerts on the aircraft surface movement, from when the aircraft powers on to when it is parked at its destination.
  • Cockpit Situational Insight: Improves situational awareness with autopilot settings and heading/attitude pre-selects for airport weather conditions such as flight rules, visibility, cloud conditions, temperature, density and altitude.
  • Schedule Visualizer: Delivers a graphical representation of a flight's schedule in the next 24 hours and highlights any potential conflicts, including quick turnaround times.

“FlightAware’s advanced ETA is a perfect example of how Collins Aerospace is demonstrating the value of the data now available through the acquisition of FlightAware,” said Jen Schopfer, President of Connected Aviation Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “Our flight planning customers are seeing an immediate increase in the value of the service we provide as their processes become more streamlined and easier to manage.”

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit

About FlightAware

FlightAware (a Collins Aerospace business) is the leading provider of real-time and historical flight information and insights to the global aviation community. FlightAware serves all segments of the aviation marketplace through best-of-breed applications and data services that provide comprehensive information about the current and predicted movement of aircraft. Through the collection, interpretation, and enrichment of hundreds of sources of data, including data from FlightAware’s own proprietary terrestrial ADS-B network spanning seven continents and in 200 countries and territories, the company is able to transform millions of raw flight data elements and deliver them as coherent, easy-to-consume flight stories. As a single source of accurate and actionable data for aviation players large and small, FlightAware is central to aviation.

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