|Passenger using in-flight connectivity. Photo: GEE
[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has acquired masFlight, an operational data analytics platform, and navAero, a developer of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and cockpit data solutions in acquisitions that will form the foundation of GEE's new operations solutions business line. The new line aims to leverage aircraft connectivity to create a new platform that helps airlines improve operations, cost efficiencies and the overall passenger experience.
GEE’s operations solutions unit will collect real-time aircraft data, transmit information between aircraft and ground, process and analyze information through cloud-based systems, and deliver business intelligence solutions to airlines worldwide, according to the company. The line will look to serve major airlines, airports, manufacturers and the aviation supply chain.
"Airline customers seek EFB solutions that connect seamlessly with in-flight connectivity systems, to deliver more timely information to pilots and to stream aircraft data to ground," said navAero President Simone Giordano. "Our integration with GEE and masFlight will accelerate adoption of connected EFB solutions and offer new capabilities for customers, such as real-time weather, flight re-route analysis and situational awareness for both pilots and operational managers.”