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South Korea’s Jeju Air Adopts SITAOnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker

By | September 14, 2017
Jeju Air flight dispatchers pictured using SITAOn Air Aircom FlightTracker. Photo: Jeju Air.

Jeju Air flight dispatchers pictured using SITAOn Air Aircom FlightTracker. Photo: Jeju Air.

Jeju Air has become South Korea’s first Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) to adopt SITAOnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker, equipping the carrier to meet the incoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2018 flight-tracking mandate.

SITAOnAir has deployed its Aircom FlightTracker across Jeju Air’s fleet of 29 B737s. The FlightTracker gathers data from multiple global sources, filling in any gaps between terrestrial tracking sources to help improve flight operations. According to SITAOnAir, the FlightTracker can deliver this service using equipment already present on most aircraft without the need for modifications or additional avionics.

Aircom FlightTracker also enables automated reporting in both normal and abnormal operations, and can be configured to help airlines meet the ICAO’s one-minute distress tracking standard — four years before its introduction.

The agreement will also see the Jeju Air’s fleet upgraded with SITAOnAir’s FlightMessenger to ensure seamless cockpit communications. FlightMessenger achieves this by integrating and translating cockpit data into a format feeding directly into airlines’ pre-existing IT infrastructure, improving data communication efficiency and effectiveness.