New Norwegian low-cost carrier Flyr has chosen travel IT specialist SITA’s solutions for everything from weather reports to air-to-ground comms.
In the air, Flyr has implemented SITA's eWAS Pilot and eWAS Dispatch to give pilots and dispatchers real-time access to accurate multi-source weather reports. eWAS Pilot is used by 67,000 pilots worldwide, providing accurate 4D weather forecasts and real-time updates from various sources to warn about weather hazards such as thunderstorms, lightning, clear air turbulence, strong winds, icing, and even volcanic ash. Cloud-based eWAS Dispatch incorporates this data into a next-generation flight tracking system which reduces dispatchers' workload by streamlining flight monitoring.
To connect air and ground operations, Flyr has adopted SITA's AIRCOM Cockpit Services and AIRCOM FlightMessenger, which supports operational efficiencies for Flyr through improved air-to-ground communication.
On the ground, the addition of SITA Messaging connects Flyr to partners and over 2,400 air transport industry actors via fully-managed message distribution services, while SITA's Community Connect DCS service provides Flyr with network connectivity across approximately 10 airports.
SITA's WorldTracer desktop management and tracing modules, operational this month, will give Flyr a single, standardised solution for reporting and repatriating mishandled bags. This month Flyr will also install SITA’s API PNR Gateway, which will enable the airline to supply passenger and crew data as required by destination. With an agreement initially covering France and Spain, the solution will enable Flyr to add countries as the airline expands its operations in the European market, providing a single feed to each government on behalf of Flyr that is timely, secure, and compliant with government regulations.