Connected aircraft solutions solve many of the most vexing challenges troubling modern aviation. And it’s much more than providing uninterrupted internet to commercial airline passengers. Connecting the data from an aircraft’s various systems can yield powerful insights. From better air-to-ground communications to optimizing operations and everything in between, connected aircraft systems collect data about what’s happening now so aviation companies can adjust and create better outcomes in the future.
3 Benefits of Connected Aircraft Solutions
Improve Flight Operations
When the flight crew can communicate and share real-time data about the in-flight performance of the aircraft, maintenance schedules are more informed which ultimately reduces aircraft downtimes. Additionally, trends in the data can be recognized that can help improve products in the future. Connected aircraft solutions get the data insights to the people who can use the information to enhance flight performance, comfort, and safety for crew and passengers.
Data helps make clear what affects operating costs. What may seem like small changes in altitude, speed, and other variables often have a dramatic effect on operating costs. For example, fuel represents up to 40 percent of an airline’s operating costs. Imagine how incredible the savings would be when even a small savings is realized. A connected aircraft monitors fuel consumption, wing condition, engine health, and more to help operators make decisions and prioritize action to lower operating costs. Connected aircraft solutions can help operators get more life out of their current aircraft and other systems.
Whether it’s reducing the time at the gate or understanding how to adjust flight schedules for optimal operations, efficiency gains is another important benefit of connected aircraft solutions. The data collected by connected aircraft solutions reveal insights that help operators make the entire business more efficient.
What to Look for in Connected Aircraft Solutions
To realize the benefits of connected aircraft solutions, operators must ensure the connected aircraft solutions they are considering have secure connectivity, wireless data loading, and real-time data.
Cybersecurity of connected aircraft solutions must be paramount not only to meet regulations but to keep your systems safe. Operators need a certified communications gateway that provides robust security, high-performance computing, and real-time connectivity.
Wireless data loading that can automatically and wirelessly configure and distribute software parts from ground-based systems to aircraft is important to realize the best benefits from connected aircraft solutions.
The final thing to look for in connected aircraft solutions is a rich airport maps and navigation database that empowers pilots with precision real-time data.
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