e-Aircraft Services use case - SITA

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With the evolution of wireless communication, the emergence of mobile devices and the introduction of New Generation
Aircraft (NGA) SITA e-Aircraft Services enable new ways of operating aircraft, reducing costs and accelerating turnaround

               ISSUES                                  SOLUTION                                BENEFITS

               Mix of legacy and new                   e-Aircraft Applications                 SITA’s e-Aircraft Services offers
               communications types results in         consists of a comprehensive suite       a fast track route to integrated
               multiple communications channels                                                and optimized operational
                                                       of applications for Electronic Flight   processes
               that need to be managed                 Bag (EFB) devices manned by a
               (ACARS, Wi-Fi, 3G, Satellite etc)       ground -based integration module        • Supports all airframe types
                                                       called EFB Integrator.                    (Boeing, Airbus etc).
               Mix of old and next generation
               aircraft have led to the evolution of
                                                                                               • Supports legacy and IP-based
               complex, unique processes to            e-Aircraft Communications
                                                                                                 communications plus new
               serve different                         consists of modern IP-based               standards, such as MIAM.
               data/communications needs.              communications solutions to
               These aircraft can also have            enable cost -effective distribution     • Allows creation of business rules
               different equipment which further       of Next Generation Aircraft and           to use cost-effective distribution
               complicates data collection and         legacy data needs.                        of data every time.
                                                                                               • Transparently supports Class 1, 2
               Content distribution is                                                           and 3 platforms
               complicated since paper content
               (flight plans, manuals, charts)                                                 • Uses proven AIRCOM Server
                                                                                                 technology utilising hundreds of
               need to be replaced with electronic
                                                                                                 aircraft and back-office system
               content and new, optimized                                                        connectors.
               processes need to be agreed.

               Poor operational awareness
               prevents effective decision making
               since a lot of data is still paper-
               based, which takes time to feed
               into the operation.
                                            HOW DOES IT WORK?

                                                                                                                               CASE STUDY
                                                                                                                               GOL airlines in Brazil has 130 aircraft,
                                                                                                                               each flying at least six sectors a day
                                                                                                                               This results in 780 technical logs that
                                                                                                                               have four copies each:
                                                                                                                               •     Aircraft book, flight folder, ground
                                                                                                                                     handler, maintenance team

                                                                                                                               As a result, GOL has to manually
                                                                                                                               process 5,460 paper-based technical
                                                                                                                               logs per week. These logs have to
                                                                                                                               make their way to various ground-based
                                                                                                                               back-office systems, including
                                                                                                                               maintenance systems, so that the
                                                                                                                               mechanical status of the fleet can be
                                                                                                                               maintained up to date.

                                                                                                                               By using SITA e-Aircraft Services, these
                                                                                                                               paper logs can be replaced with a SITA
                                                                                                                               e-Techlog consisting of electronic data
SOLUTION COMPONENTS                                                                                                            that feeds the back-office maintenance
e-Aircraft applications:                                                                                                       systems with the aircraft’s mechanical
EFB Integrator – ground -based technology that reformats and manages the transfer of data to/from IT systems and the           status almost in real time, using modern
aircraft                                                                                                                       IP-based communications. This can
                                                                                                                               protect the airline’s flight schedule by
                                                                                                                               having an improved awareness of the
EFB applications essentially software loaded on the EFB device, which manages the pilot’s workflows and eliminates paper.      aircrafts’ mechanical status.
Applications are: Electronic Flight Folder, e-Journey Log, e-Techlog, Performance Calculator, Large Content Manager, Forms
Designer, AIRCOM Connect as well as Business Intelligence Suite on the ground based systems.
e-Aircraft Communications:                                                                                                           For more information please
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e-Aircraft AirportLink – e-Aircraft AirportLink Wi-Fi is a service designed to address the IP broadband communications
needs of new generation aircraft. The service provides wireless data communications to aircraft (such as B777, B787, B747-8,
A380, A350 and others that are retrofitted) based on the industry standard IEEE802.11 protocol.
e-Aircraft SatelliteLink – SITA’s SwiftBroadband services enable flight deck, operational and total aircraft communications
including VIP or business aviation applications.

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