has deployed SITAOnAir’s EFB Weather Awareness Solution, eWAS, across more than 100 aircraft.
SITAOnAir’s eWAS, developed in partnership with
GTD, is a cloud-hosted application that
allows pilots to
study areas of turbulence along their flight paths, preparing them
for alternative routing well in advance.
“The safety of our
passengers and crew is our highest priority,” said Captain Guy
Farnfield, Etihad’s Head of Flight Operations Support. “The
advanced communications connectivity on modern aircraft
significantly improves the quality of data available to pilots,
and the real-time information provided by SITAOnAir enhances their
ability to anticipate, safely navigate or avoid major weather
fronts. This system is delivering safety and efficiency benefits
to Etihad, and improving the experience of our guests and our
Not only does eWAS support safer flight plan routes, but
it also enables more economical, intelligent and flexible operations by providing greater situational awareness of
significant weather threats. The solution integrates with all
leading flight planning vendors, is fully scalable and requires
almost no new airline IT infrastructure. Available on either iOS
or Windows, eWAS is fully compatible with most major mobile and
tablet devices. eWAS
can also be easily updated over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G on the ground, and over
a cabin or cockpit broadband link in-flight.
Commercial VP Europe, Middle East & Africa, SITAOnAir, said,
“Globally we have seen a huge shift towards bringing greater value
and efficiency to airline operations in recent years. Airlines
such as Etihad want to unlock their connected aircraft value and,
most importantly, improve safety. As an aviation industry
game-changer in the field of intelligent weather avoidance
technology, eWAS is the perfect tool to enable Etihad’s ambitions.
eWAS is used in production by over 10,000 pilots at multiple
airlines. We believe that by embracing the age of digital
transformation, we will support Etihad’s focus on bolstering
safety in the skies, as well as operational efficiency.”
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