UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced that Alaska Airlines has completed installation of the company´s advanced Aircraft Data Management (ADM) solution on three of its 737NG aircraft, the company said.
The ADM system is designed to help aircraft save time and fuel through its family of software and hardware products, including the Tablet Interface Module (TIMÂ®) and Aircraft Interface Device (AID), both of which have been installed on the Alaska planes.
The ADM Alaska Airlines installation hosts NASA´s Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) software which will enable flight crews to make trajectory change request decisions en route using near real-time weather information, special use airspace status and traffic conditions. A NASA analysis of 1,600 Alaska Airlines flights found that alternative trajectories suggested by TASAR could save the airline more than 1 million gallons of fuel, more than 110,000 minutes of flight time and USD 5.15 million annually.
The ADM system is certified on nearly all major commercial transport category aircraft to support a common aircraft data management solution across mixed fleets. The ADM is an open architecture system that supports all aviation mobile apps for both iOS and Windows tablets. In addition to the UTC Aerospace Systems OpsInsightâ¢ Electronic Flight Folder (EFF) applications suite, a Software Development Kit is available to support development and deployment of third-party applications.
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world´s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.