South Korea’s first LCC to adopt SITAONAIR AIRCOM FlightTracker
Jeju Air is South Korea’s first LCC to adopt SITAONAIR AIRCOM FlightTracker. The agreement also sees the airline upgrade with SITAONAIR’s FlightMessenger
September 15, 2017
The Jeju Air and SITAONAIR AIRCOM solutions agreement saw the airline deploy the AIRCOM FlightTracker as well as a fleet upgrade with the AIRCOM FlightMessenger.
Jeju Air became South Korea’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) to adopt SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker, equipping the carrier to meet the incoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2018 flight-tracking mandate.
The AIRCOM FlightTracker was deployed across its fleet of 29 B737s, which will meet its flight-tracking challenge by gathering data from multiple global sources, filling in any gaps between terrestrial tracking sources and helping to improve flight operations. The FlightMessenger will integrate and translate cockpit data into a format feeding directly into airlines’ pre-existing IT infrastructure, improving data communication efficiency and effectiveness.
AIRCOM FlightTracker is unique in that it will deliver the service using equipment already present on most aircraft – without the need for modifications or additional avionics – making it a cost effective, swift-to-deploy, flight-tracking solution.
In bringing together the best available inflight position data from multiple sources in one application, SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker empowers airline cockpit crews and operations teams to maintain more accurate aircraft awareness. The knowledge that bridges any ANSP tracking gaps may include problematic weather and expected en-route turbulence information, helping to improve flight operations and support timely pilot decision-making.
AIRCOM FlightTracker also enables automated reporting in both normal and abnormal operations, and can also be configured to help airlines meet the ICAO’s one-minute distress tracking standard – four years before its introduction.