Gogo announced it has partnered with aerospace software specialist PACE to connect PACEs’ Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer – a leading flight optimization application. Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is a decision support tool developed for electronic flight bags (EFB) designed to continuously evaluate numerous flight data metrics. This allows a crew to optimize flight paths for maximum efficiency.
Under the partnership, the Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer application will be connected in real time using Gogo connectivity, so pilots will be able to adapt to changing conditions while in-flight, reducing fuel burn and improving on-time performance.
“By partnering with PACE, we established a direct relationship to help market and integrate with each others products while accelerating speed to market and providing a clear path for adoption of this valuable fuel savings tool into airline operations,” said Andrew Kemmetmueller, Gogo’s VP of connected aircraft services. ““Gogo continues to move beyond the passenger connectivity arena and is rapidly enabling the era of the connected aircraft.”
“En-route flight profile optimization enables flight crews to unlock substantial additional fuel savings,” said Oliver Kranz, PACE’s managing partner. “Many airlines have yet to realize the full potential of the connected EFB, and our partnership with Gogo highlights this attractive business case.”
This partnership is an example of the value of a connected aircraft and the benefit of having access to real time data and information while in flight. This is an example of e-Enabling aircraft that did not have such technology embedded at EIS. The solution should find tremendous traction with any longhaul airline using the Gogo connectivity solution.
The solution also does require retro-fitting which will be a relief to both airlines and lessors. Any aircraft that has the Gogo solution can deploy real-time connectivity and extract vastly improved value from this by increasing flight operations efficiency.