FlightSafety International (FSI) has added two companies to its Extended Advantage program, which provides FlightSafety customers with special access and pricing for partner company products. The new companies are Aeronautical Data Systems (ADS), which makes a bundle of oxygen- and fuel-management programs, and ForeFlight, developer of the ForeFlight Mobile iPad app.
The ADS products include O2 Timer, e-Ops Oxygen Planning and Ergo 360 Mapping, all of which help pilots manage oxygen by providing information about how much time is available with the oxygen being carried (such as in an emergency requiring oxygen).
“Since early aviation, oxygen quantity has been expressed in metrics, which describe only how full or empty the cylinder is, not how much time the oxygen will last,” said ADS CEO Jim Stabile. “By standardizing the industry with a key, meaningful metric–(namely) time remaining–we provide pilots with a means to simplify the complex balance between fuel and oxygen resources.”
FlightSafety customers who use the ForeFlight Mobile app will receive two extra months on their first year of service and incentives on bulk purchases. In addition to a terrain/obstacle hazard display, ForeFlight recently added a flight-plan sharing function, where users can beam plans to each other over a Wi-Fi network.