Navtech powers 5J Flight Planning

October 7, 2009

Ontario - Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific Air has signed a deal with Canada-based Navtech Inc., a global leader in flight operations software and tool services to provide the airline with flight planning software already used by more than 350 airline and aviation services organizations.

Navtech Flight Plan (NFP) features a number of optimization tools, including cost indexing and least cost route calculations that will allow Cebu Pacific to maintain the most efficient daily routes and optimized flight plans.

"Navtech combined Cebu Pacific's mixed fleets onto a single platform, enabling our new mapping technologies and online filing functionality to support their dispatchers," said Mike Hulley, Navtech CEO.

"It's an example of the way we adapt our services to support the individual needs of our customers. Because we work so closely with them, we're able to be more efficient in what we deliver. Ultimately, we tailor a highly-customized product at a very competitive price."

"The software will help Cebu Pacific's pilots construct routes with an eye to minimizing fuel consumption", says Candice Iyog, the airline's VP for Marketing and Distribution.

"Using this world class technology helps us to save on fuel and other operating costs, which we continue to pass on, in the form of lower fares, to our passengers." Iyog said.

The airline's pilots will use NFP's updated, browser-based GUI to take advantage of Navtech's dynamic route construction functionality and optimized fuel burns routines. Navtech's worldwide route construction functionality paired with integrated NOTAMS, graphics and textual weather will aid Cebu Pacific and other airlines in producing more efficient and optimized routes. Also, Navtech's fuel burn calculations feature newly developed algorithms and create significant optimizations for fight time and fuel consumption.

Cebu Pacific is the third-largest low-cost carrier in Asia, flying to 14 key international destinations in the ASEAN region. It has a current fleet of 21 Airbus and 8 ATR72-500 aircraft, and expects delivery of more aircraft through 2014.

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