Star Navigation CEO, Amir Bhatti, says that real-time data can transform airline operations.
What is the main driver behind STAR A.D.S? Is it safety and tracking, cost reductions or even sustainability?
The main driver is improving flight operations by providing decision support information that addresses economics and safety. It therefore also impacts things like lowering fuel burn that improves sustainability.
Star’s solutions tie together and provide an airline or aircraft operator several related benefits that, when combined, deliver significant impacts in reducing costs.
Sustainability is also an objective for airlines to measure and monitor, but clearly flying more efficiently provides for more sustainable aviation. Accurately measuring the fuel burns at various flight phases will allow airlines to accurately monitor the carbon emissions.
Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)
Star Navigation facilitates GADSS’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) that airlines and aircraft operators utilize for aircraft / fleet tracking in normal conditions as well as in distress.
Mandatory ICAO Regulation – Star Solution Meets and Exceeds ICAO Annex 6, Part 1 GADSS compliance
Aircraft in Distress – Stream essential DFDR Data in Real Time – ‘Autonomous distress flight tracking’
Stay connected, stay informed – handle Irregular Operations (IROPS) with Star Navigation solutions
Post flight localization, recovery and analysis
Gaps in worldwide aircraft tracking to meet ICAO’s Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) requirement
Delayed FOQA Analysis Report due to untimely manual data extraction
Inefficient real time aircraft and fleet location tracking
Reliance on Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) for post-accident investigation
Lack of Safety record keeping
Continuous close monitoring of aircraft parameters from power-on to power-off to detect and transmit exceedances and alerts through satellites
Continuous transmission of flight location, heading, speed and altitude every 2 minutes through ‘Tweets’
Continuous transmission of customizable flight parameters every 4 minutes through Heartbeats’
Inefficient ‘Engine Condition Trend Analysis’ due to untimely manual data extraction
Lack of real time Aircraft Health Monitoring of entire airline fleet during all phases
Inefficient and manual generation of End-of-Flight Operations and Maintenance reports
Lack of timely post-flight data from international airport hubs
Lack of a centralized management tool giving real time operational picture of fleet, performance, safety and insights into fuel consumption, maintenance and financial reports
Automatic post flight data transmission providing timely Engine Condition Monitoring reports to reduce and forecast unscheduled engine maintenance events through data analysis and Predictive Maintenance
Airline is currently receiving aircraft data through ACARS, based on line of sight VHF transmission
Airline doesn’t have latest real time data for ECM, FOQA, MOQA, Fuel Consumption and OOOI
Airline receives delayed data analytics from third party
Lack of historical data allowing for data mining, forecasting and analysis
Airline receives reactive, untimely post-flight analysis reports leading to missed opportunity to fix issues
Lost Revenues due to high costs of unplanned Maintenance and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) events
Precise measurement of fuel burns – gate to gate
Prepare trends on aircraft systems to detect changes in fuel consumption
Measure contributory factors towards increasing carbon footprint
Manage your Carbon credits with precision
Reduction in Carbon emissions equals greener environment
Automated digital end of flight reports – Go paperless – Go green!