Flight Planning and Weather

Digital flight planning made easy

Using different and disconnected systems for weather, flight planning, safety and scheduling leads to more troubleshooting than efficiencies. Wouldn't you love to have all of these critical tools in the same place? Our ARINCDirect desktop and mobile flight support features combine more power and capabilities from our complete suite of tools than ever before. And with sophisticated program integrations, creating and filing compliant, accurate and safe flight plans is just a click away.

Smarter flight planning. One-click calculations.

Create more possibilities for your flight department with smarter and more connected ARINCDirect flight planning services. Take advantage of auto-generated routes that factor probabilistic data such as airspace restrictions, active NOTAMs and published AIP routing around the world. Access a host of integrated features such as our FAA Privacy ICAO Address program, digital world aeronautical charts and interactive weather tools such as satellite radar and hazard monitoring. Fly confidently with unified flight safety features including automated weight, balance and aircraft performance calculations and Polaris Aero FlightRisk. All of these features and more are available on your desktop, mobile phone or aircraft iPad. And as a Collins Aerospace ARINCDirect flight planning customer, you also have access to our 24/7/365 flight operations center; FAA-certified aircraft dispatchers who are ready to help you any day at any time - 24/7/365.

ARINCDirect Advantages

  • Runway-to-runway flight planning
  • FAA airspace restriction conformity
  • Eurocontrol eRAD compliance
  • ICAO AIP derived route adherence
  • NOTAM impact factoring
  • SID and STAR profile adherence
  • Aircraft equipment code assessment
     
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ARINCDirect iPad application displaying a map

ARINCDirect iPad application

A pilot's best friend, the acclaimed ARINCDirect iPad app is designed for in-flight use by crew, with or without internet connectivity.

  • NEW Paperless oceanic plotting procedures
  • Retrieve, adjust and file your flight plans
  • Compute weight and balance calculations
  • Sync leg, company, user and aircraft documents
  • Access interactive aeronautical charts
  • Review graphical weather overlays
  • Included with ARINCDirect flight planning subscription

ARINCDirect Mini

Good news for pilots on the go! ARINCDirect users are now able to quickly access and manage their flight plans using the smartphone in their pocket. Available for both Apple® and Android™ devices.

  • Recompute, adjust and file flight plans
  • Update PIC, SIC and persons on board
  • Access text weather and smart NOTAMs
  • Track active flights
  • Included with ARINCDirect flight planning subscription

Weight, balance and performance

Collins Aerospace’s ARINCDirect offers runway analysis services, using software developed by Aircraft Performance Group (APG), combined with aircraft manufacturer supplied software, and performance data from the appropriate approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). With our runway analysis you can determine the maximum allowable gross weights for takeoff and landing procedures, for airports worldwide.
 
Fully integrated into the ARINCDirect flight planning tool, Weight & Balance (WB) reports are prepared using the customer’s specific aircraft interior configuration and take into account the precise location of all items on board. 

Mapping and worldwide en route charts

Collins Aerospace’s ARINCDirect offers customers a mapping feature with interactive planning capabilities, including worldwide mapping and navigation data. The application uses ARINC424 navigation data as well as National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) charts to provide worldwide mapping, simultaneously displaying multiple routes between city pairs.
 
Layers and features include: 
  • Flight information regions (FIRs)
  • Animated radar
  • Turbulence
  • Icing
  • Winds
  • AIRMETs and SIGMETs
  • Fuel stop locations
 

Weather services

Collins Aerospace's ARINCDirect partners with Schneider Electric to provide the most detailed weather data anywhere, at any time – customized to meet operational preferences.

  • Worldwide text weather, including METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs and NOTAMs
  • Worldwide web-based graphical weather charts
  • Enhanced weather graphics for turbulence, icing and thunderstorms
  • Worldwide radar (where available) and satellite imagery
  • Area forecasts and route weather briefings
  • Winds and temperatures aloft data
  • Turbulence, convective activity and volcanic ash advisories
  • "Plain language" weather briefs for passengers, including company logo
  • Route of flight images with weather and TFR overlays
  • Access to an aviation meteorologist for personalized weather briefings (extra fees may apply)

Graphical flight tracking

We have partnered our ARINCDirect service with FlightAware to provide the next level of graphical flight tracking support. FlightAware users have global tracking capabilities, based on radar data, ADS-B reports and/or data link position reports.

  • Display weather overlays and receive real-time information such as ETA, speed and altitude
  • Securely track aircraft from any computer or mobile device
  • View other IFR traffic, weather and ATC trends
  • Monitor in-flight movements and diversions
  • Point-and-click communication with the flight crew for data link equipped aircraft
  • Access Aircraft Situational Display Information (ASDI)
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