NEW GENERATION AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
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?
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
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.