Falcon 7X operator Planet Nine Private Air has become a launch customer for Collins Aerospace Systems' digital oceanic plotting chart for pilots. This new offering, available on Collins' ARINCDirect iPad app, eliminates paper plotting charts and manual processes being used today for navigating oceanic airspace, and is included with all ARINCDirect flight planning subscriptions at no additional cost.
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with a safe and reliable service, which means investing in new and innovative technologies,” says Planet Nine co-founder Matt Walter. “The technologically-advanced solutions that Collins Aerospace has provided the charter and aircraft management industry, such as the new ARINCDirect iPad plotting chart feature, give us the ability to increase our operational efficiency and uphold the high standards of service that we here at Planet Nine pride ourselves on.”
Collins VP and general manager LeAnn Ridgeway adds: “This new capability brings our industry one step closer to all-digital operations. In a world where apps are a part of daily life, it only makes sense to make this happen for flight operations.”
Collins Aerospace worked closely with industry professionals, including pilots, when developing the plotting chart to understand how it could reduce workload as safely and efficiently as possible.
The digital plotting chart also includes a feature called Live ETPs (equal time points), which updates bearing, distance and arrival time constantly throughout the flight. Live ETPs are computed and updated for any scenario addressed with the flight plan including engine failure, depressurisation and medical emergency.