MEBAA Convention News

MEBA preview for Flygprestanda's flight planner

 - December 7, 2010, 11:00 PM

Flygprestanda (Stand C620) is giving visitors to MEBA a preview of its new flight operation control system (FOCS), which is currently undergoing trials with an airline. It is scheduled to go live in January, after which point it will be released to market. FOCS is a new system that provides flight scheduling, route finding, ATC filing services and other planning functions. It can be integrated with the company's widely used Performance Guru takeoff performance tool and other systems that plan weights and balances, route performance, drift-down calculations and the like. FOCS can be tailored to match the exact requirements of the operator.

Dispatchers using FOCS can compile complete trip-kits, which are then available through the Web for collection by the pilot from any location. Trip-kits can be delivered in PDF format for printout or viewing directly on a tablet. Flygprestanda has been at the forefront of Web-based planning and analysis tools, and is developing applications that use standard iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry and Android operating systems. These, too, can be previewed here, and include takeoff and landing performance, mass and balance calculations and an airport briefing section.

Based in Malmo, Sweden, and with an office in the U.S., Flygprestanda is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. Its products are widely used throughout the commercial aviation world by both airlines and business operators alike. The Middle East is a rapidly growing area for the company, and now represents around 10 percent of its customer base. The airport database contains information on more than 6,000 locations and the Middle East is well represented. When no airfield obstacle chart is published in the aeronautical information publication (AIP) for a certain airport, Flygprestanda has developed software to evaluate the terrain situation and design safe engine-failure procedures upon which the performance calculations are base