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Alaska Airlines Could Save $5M Annually with New Data Management Installation

By S.L. Fuller | June 13, 2017

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Alaska Airlines has completed installation of UTC Aerospace Systems’ aircraft data management (ADM) solution on three of its Boeing 737NGs, the United Technologies Corp. company said.

The solution hosts NASA’s Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) software. UTC Aerospace Systems said that based on a NASA analysis of 1,600 Alaska Airlines flights, TASAR could save the airline more than 1 million gallons of fuel, more than 110,000 minutes of flight time and $5.15 million annually. The system installation also includes the Tablet Interface Module (TIM) and aircraft interface device (AID).

"The ADM system provides a low-cost, lightweight, flexible and scalable solution for deploying a wide range of aircraft information and performance optimization applications," said Melissa Jacob, Business Leader of Aircraft Data Management Solutions for UTC Aerospace Systems.

Certificated on nearly all major commercial transport category aircraft, the ADM system can support mixed fleets, the company said. It is an open architecture system that supports mobile apps for iOS and Windows tablets.

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