Alaska Airlines installs UTC Aerospace's ADM solution on three 737NG aircraft


US-based Alaska Airlines has installed UTC Aerospace Systems’ aircraft data management (ADM) solution on three of its 737NG planes.

The newly installed ADM system is designed to help aircraft save time and fuel through its family of software and hardware products such as Tablet Interface Module (TIM) and Aircraft Interface Device (AID).

It also hosts Nasa's Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) software, which will allow flight crews to make trajectory change request decisions en-route using near real-time weather information, and special use airspace status and traffic conditions.

“At UTC Aerospace Systems, we're committed to making aircraft more intelligent to help our customers save time and money, while improving performance.”

An analysis conducted by Nasa on 1,600 Alaska Airlines flights has revealed that alternative trajectories suggested by TASAR could help the airline save more than one million gallons of fuel.

It could also enable the carrier save more than 110,000min of flight time and $5.15m per annum.

UTC Aerospace Systems aircraft data management solutions business leader Melissa Jacob said: “The ADM system provides a low-cost, lightweight, flexible and scalable solution for deploying a wide range of aircraft information and performance optimisation applications.

“At UTC Aerospace Systems, we're committed to making aircraft more intelligent to help our customers save time and money, while improving performance.”

The company further noted that its ADM system is certified on major commercial transport category aircraft to support a common aircraft data management solution across mixed fleets.

In March, UTC Aerospace Systems announced that Lufthansa Technik had selected its AID solution to improve its data connectivity and reduce costs.