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Aircraft Efficiency Apps

This NASA App Aims to Make Aircraft Flight More Optimized

— September 24, 2015 — Tech
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.
Trend Themes
1. Optimized Flight Paths - The Traffic Aware Planner app suggests optimized and faster flight routes, leading to significant fuel savings.
2. Weather Monitoring - The app monitors weather conditions to provide real-time updates and help airlines avoid turbulence and adverse weather conditions.
3. Tablet-based Avionics - The use of tablet computers connected to aircraft avionics hubs allows for more efficient and accessible control and monitoring of flight operations.
Industry Implications
1. Airline - Airlines can leverage the Traffic Aware Planner app to reduce fuel costs and streamline their flight operations.
2. Aviation Technology - The development of software apps like the Traffic Aware Planner opens up opportunities for innovative technology solutions in the aviation industry.
3. Weather Forecasting - The integration of real-time weather monitoring in flight planning creates disruptive opportunities in the weather forecasting industry for aviation purposes.
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