Friday, October 12, 2012
Lockheed Martin Launches AFSS Pilot Web Portal
Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) launched its Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) Pilot Web Portal along with the new Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS).
The ACAS provides new alerts on new adverse conditions specific to each individual pilot’s flight plans via text, email and Iridium satellite devices.
According to Lockheed Martin, the Pilot Web Portal is accessed through AFSS.com, and the platform is currently in the beta development stage. The alerts prompt pilots to call LMFS to receive an abbreviated briefing covering the new adverse flight conditions.
“Lockheed Martin provides pre-flight and in-flight services to more than 80,000 members of the general aviation community across the country each week,” said Jim Derr, director of LMFS. “We know pilots may miss safety-critical information between verbal LMFS briefings. Our new alerting service and Pilot Web Portal keep pilots up to date between voice communications with LMFS.”