Aviation management software provider INFORM Aviation and data specialist FlightAware have signed a strategic agreement

FlightAware, part of Collins Aerospace, is a provider of real-time and predictive flight data which is heavily relied on by the aviation industry. INFORM specialises in AI and optimisation software to improve operational decision-making and resource efficiency. Through the use of FlightAware's powerful data and accurate real-time predictions, INFORM aviation customers using the company’s GroundStar RealTime solutions will be able to boost their operations performance by making sure the right resources are available at the right time.

Both INFORM and FlightAware utilise AI models to produce and integrate precise predictive datasets. Thus, airlines, airports, and ground handlers will have the benefit of accurate ETA data via FlightAware and will, through INFORM's GroundStar, be able to empower airport personnel to make the best possible use of flight data.

“We are excited about the agreement between INFORM and FlightAware. The collaborative nature of the software integration greatly enhances the ability of airport operators to deliver maximum benefits through an improved and accurate real-time database,” said Uschi Schulte-Sasse, senior vice president of INFORM Aviation. “We're making it very easy for our existing customers to quickly upgrade to the new combined solution. Future customers who opt for INFORM's GS RealTime solutions will find that the option to use FlightAware Data is already integrated into the standard solution.”

For airport ground handlers and airlines, INFORM integrates the data provided by FlightAware to GS RealTime-based solutions, resulting in a significantly improved database for optimising the use of existing resources to streamline operations. Operators will not only have better information on when ground handling processes need to happen, but with GS RealTime solutions, be able to take full advantage of the data.

Loren Mathis, INFORM Aviation's chief strategy officer, said, “This agreement will have a significant benefit to INFORM's GroundStar RealTime customers. Having accurate arrival information a few hours in advance makes a tremendous difference in successful on-time performance.

“Knowledge that a flight will be earlier than planned gives ground operators a few extra minutes to ensure ground personnel are ready and able to turn the aircraft. Gate managers can make more informed decisions about how to maximise connectivity. Even when delays inevitably happen, better advanced data means better decisions can be made on whether to wait on those connecting bags or passengers or try to re-accommodate them early.”

Both INFORM and FlightAware utilise AI models
Both INFORM and FlightAware utilise AI models FlightAware