Schneider Electric expands weather services for ARINC Direct

Schneider Electric has expanded its agreement with Rockwell Collins to upgrade weather services for the company’s ARINC Direct, which provides private aircraft owners with flight planning, communications, international trip support and fueling solutions.

Under the expanded agreement, Schneider Electric will provide its new Flight Hazards solution suite to ARINC Direct customers. The Flight Hazards solution, part of Schneider Electric’s graphical weather tool, incorporates enhanced forecasts for turbulence, icing and thunderstorms, according to company officials.

The cornerstone of the predictive technology is the eddy dissipation rate (EDR) turbulence forecast, company officials explain. Turbulence is one of the most difficult aviation weather phenomena to predict and the Flight Hazards product delivers a global higher resolution and more accurate forecast to better plan for a safe and efficient flight.

Schneider Electric has previously supplied ARINC Direct with its Global Aviation geographic information system (GIS) weather shape files for their tools and applications. Using tools and applications from Schneider Electric, ARINC Direct is provides flight following tools to their clients with the necessary aviation weather information in order to provide safe and efficient flight planning.

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