ARINC Direct has partnered with Aircraft Performance Group (APG) of Castle Rock, Colo., to provide APG’s Runway Analysis as part of the ARINC DirectSM suite of on-line flight services.
APG is a provider of Internet-based runway analysis, which includes the calculation of safe takeoff parameters based on aircraft weight and type, actual runway conditions including obstructions and terrain, and real-time weather.
Runway analysis allows operators to safely increase their maximum takeoff and landing weights based on specific runways and actual conditions. In some cases the allowance may increase by thousands of pounds, a tremendous benefit when a flight crew might otherwise have to limit passengers or cargo. Runway analysis often allows aircraft to put on enough fuel to eliminate an unwanted stop.
The analysis service covers more than 100 types of business aircraft.