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Stellar Labs and Rockwell Introduce NextGen FOS

 - October 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
Available for PCs, tablets, and smartphones, the cloud-based solutions for the ArincDirect Flight Operations System is the culmination of a Rockwell Collins Stellar Labs partnership.

Stellar Labs and Rockwell Collins (Booth 228), which combined forces to develop a next-generation flight operations management solution, is unveiling the first release of that partnership. Designed to succeed the Rockwell Collins ArincDirect Flight Operations System (FOS), the solution will feature cloud-based applications and modules. Tools for quoting, trip planning, reporting and analytics will be included in the first released set of modules.

“Building upon the success of both Rockwell Collins’ ArincDirect FOS and Stellar’s cloud-based applications, operators can expect to have all the functionalities of scheduling at their fingertips, on one mobile device versus several hardwired systems,” explained David Poltorak, vice president of business and government aviation for Rockwell Collins. “Providing these new capabilities to our customers is just one way we are enhancing the user experience for ease, organization, and smoother back-end operations.”

In the first release of available tools, the quoting tool will allow charter operators to create and send branded quotes with multiple aircraft and itinerary options. The trip-planning tool will grant users the ability to get estimated flight times, see scheduled flights, and view associated passengers, services, and itineraries. The reporting and analytics tool will give sales and revenue managers insight surrounding quoted and scheduled flight volume, conversion rates, revenue, and profit margin along with preconfigured reports.

“Following the introduction of Stellar Cloud earlier this year, the launch of the next generation of FOS brings a powerful, web-based solution for flight operations management to an industry that badly needs it,” said David Fox, CEO of Stellar Labs.

U.S. operators currently using the Stellar Cloud will have access now to the quoting tool. The trip-planning tool is expected to become available to Stellar’s beta customers in November, while the reporting and analytics tool will also become available that same month for U.S. customers. According to Rockwell Collins, the first set of features of the FOS were designed to address charter functionality, with additional features expected to be included in future releases.