Predictive analytic capabilities and decision support enhancements allow airlines to proactively manage crew and minimize operational disruptions
ANDOVER, Mass. (November 25, 2014) – With the onset of the holiday travel season, WSI Corporation, the global leader in disruptive weather data and flight decision support, today announces timely enhancements to their industry-leading Fusion flight operations platform. New airport and flight monitoring features in the Predictive Analytics Package provide a proactive and comprehensive snapshot of current conditions, allowing aircraft operators to stay ahead of potentially disruptive air-traffic restrictions while minimizing passenger frustrations.
As part of Fusion’s Predictive Analytics Package, the Airport Congestion Index is a unique data-driven predictive algorithm. Operations personnel will now have actionable insight during the flight-planning process for airports affected by enroute delays and other traffic-flow management initiatives. The Index conveys information such as predicted taxi delays and deicing impacts. By providing early insight, airlines can determine when costly increases in fuel consumption, crew time or deicing fluid may be required—creating opportunities to control costs and optimize efficiency.
Launching the Predictive Analytics Package, WSI builds on its industry-leading weather forecasting expertise, translating disruptive weather and airspace events into integrated operational impact metrics. This product release is also the formal launch of WSI’s Data Science Group that will grow the capability and reach of WSI’s aviation product line into more effective airline operations tools. “The addition of these predictive capabilities are clear examples of our commitment to innovation and customer-driven enhancements to improve safety, efficiency and performance,” said Mark D. Miller, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aviation Solutions at WSI Corporation.
In addition to the Predictive Analytics Package, the latest version of Fusion includes additional features based on high-value user feedback, including:
- Pilot Report (PIREP) entry capability to submit, share, and collaborate with other WSI Fusion and Pilotbrief users, to promote operational safety and awareness of significant turbulence and icing encounters.
- Daily Temperature Forecast Chart has been added for a quick, streamlined view of critical temperatures enabling aircraft performance planning and early insight into potential restrictions that may limit the capacity of the aircraft at departure.
- Flight Position Data Source Selection allows global operators to control which flight position data feeds are visible at any given time in order to give preferential precedence.
- Organized Track Structure (OTS) data has been expanded to include Australian and flex track extensions to North Atlantic (NAT) and Pacific (PACOT) overlays, clearly depicting required routing in key global air traffic corridors.
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WSI Fusion™ is a proactive operations management solution that fuses public and proprietary weather information, airspace constraints, flight information, and operational data into a unified and clear operational picture to streamline and enhance operational decision making. WSI Fusion™ helps dispatchers, operations personnel, and managers stay aware and ahead of changing conditions, mitigate the impact of disruptive events, and ultimately stay on plan, on time, and on budget.
About WSI Corporation
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, energy, insurance and media markets, as well as multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Company and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Birmingham, England. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.