No more paper: Collins Aerospace brings first digital oceanic plotting chart to business aviation
- Eases pilot workload while improving safety and efficiency for oceanic operations
- Eliminates the need for paper plotting charts and master documents
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is redefining flight operations for business aviation with the industry’s first digital Oceanic Plotting Chart for pilots. This new offering, available on the company’s ARINCDirectSM iPad app, eliminates paper plotting charts and manual processes being used today for navigating oceanic airspace.
This new feature, which will be on display at NBAA booth C10808, is included with all ARINCDirect flight planning subscriptions at no additional cost. It is already actively used by flight departments including Planet 9 Private Air, which owns and operates the largest global fleet of Falcon 7X aircraft.
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with a safe and reliable service, which means investing in new and innovative technologies," said Matt Walter, co-founder of Planet 9 Private Air. "The technologically advanced solutions that Collins Aerospace has provided the charter and aircraft management industry, such as the new ARINCDirect iPad plotting chart feature, give us the ability to increase our operational efficiency and uphold the high standards of service that we here at Planet 9 pride ourselves on.”
“This new capability brings our industry one step closer to all-digital operations,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Information Management Services for Collins Aerospace. “In a world where apps are a part of daily life, it only makes sense to make this happen for flight operations.”
Collins Aerospace worked closely with industry professionals, including pilots, when developing Plotting Chart to understand how they could reduce workload as safely and efficiently as possible.
The digital Plotting Chart also includes a feature called Live ETPs (equal time points), which updates bearing, distance, and arrival time constantly throughout the flight. Live ETPs are computed and updated for any scenario addressed with the flight plan including engine failure, depressurization, and medical emergency. This completely eliminates the need for manual computations by the pilot so they can maintain their focus on flying.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.
About United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.