GEE’s masFlight Now Boasts Real-Time Aircraft Data

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 1, 2016
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[Avionics Today 08-01-2016] In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) solutions provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced the real-time integration of connected aircraft data streams with GEE’s masFlight airline operations data platform. The platform now features real-time flight tracking and satellite-transmitted surveillance data for accurate, complete and informative operational analytics.

Since its 2011 introduction, GEE’s masFlight has used ground-based radar and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance systems to track and analyze airline performance, employing data from commercial, government and primary data sources. The platform analyzes information including flight schedules, flight status, radar and ADS-B surveillance, surface and atmospheric weather conditions, and airport surface operations.

With the integration of real-time data from the connected aircraft, GEE now says it provides airline executives and operations managers with the most current and complete views of flight performance. GEE can access information from its navAero Aircraft Interface Devices (AIDs), proprietary Airconnect Global In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) systems, or third-party communications links. Flight profiles, including three-dimensional flight tracks, can be updated every second with full data encryption and segregation for security. Based on airline requirements, GEE can now also use real-time maintenance, in-flight entertainment and environmental data to supply business intelligence and improve operations workflow.

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