Stellar Labs, Inc. (“Stellar”), the Silicon Valley aviation technology innovator, and Rockwell Collins, a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world, today announced the availability of their next generation flight operations management solution.
Rockwell Collins and Stellar are jointly developing a suite of integrated, cloud-based applications, as a successor to Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM Flight Operations System (FOS®).
The next generation solution has a modern architecture, intuitive and easy-to-use web interface and new features. The first set of cloud-based modules provides powerful capabilities for quoting, trip planning and reporting.
- Quoting tool: allows charter operators to quickly create and send branded quotes that offer multiple aircraft and itinerary options;
- Trip planning tool: trip planners can now easily and conveniently use a web-based portal or their mobile device to get estimated flight times, view scheduled flights and drill down for details on itinerary, passengers and services;
- Reporting and analytics tool: helps sales and revenue managers understand quoted and scheduled flight volume, conversion rates, revenue and profit margin with preconfigured reports.
“Building upon the success of both Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect FOS and Stellar’s cloud-based applications, operators can expect to have all the functionalities of scheduling at their fingertips, on one mobile device versus several hardwired systems,” said David Poltorak, vice president, Business and Government Aviation for Rockwell Collins.
“Providing these new capabilities to our customers is just one way we are enhancing the user experience for ease, organization and smoother back-end operations.”
“Stellar is taking another big step in transforming the business aviation industry,” said Stellar CEO David Fox. “Following the introduction of Stellar Cloud earlier this year, the launch of the next generation of FOS brings a powerful, web-based solution for flight operations management to an industry that badly needs it.”
The quoting feature is available now to U.S.-based operators who currently use FOS in the Stellar Cloud.
The trip planning tool will become available to Stellar’s beta customers starting in November. The reporting and analytics tool will become available in November.
Other FOS customers can take advantage of the upgraded quoting feature now by upgrading to FOS in the Stellar Cloud. Users can migrate over time by keeping data synchronized, so operators do not need to enter the same data in both systems.