A new NASA app is designed to boost the safety and efficiency of aircraft jetting across the sky all day long. The app does so by shaving minutes off flight times, which adds up to significant fuel savings when you consider the amount of airplanes that ply the sky each day.
This particular software is designed for air carriers and monitors weather conditions and flight paths to suggest optimized and faster routes. Airlines that have expressed interest in testing the app include Virgin America and Alaskan Airlines, which will test the system over the next three years.
The NASA app, called the Traffic Aware Planner, could be loaded onto a tablet computer and connected directly to aircrafts' onboard avionics hub. Indeed this app could allow for huge fuel savings and increased efficiency in air flight.