WSI predictive analytics to minimise disruption

WSI Corporation has enhanced its Fusion flight operations platform with some new airport and flight monitoring features in its Predictive Analytics Package.

These provide a proactive and comprehensive snapshot of current conditions, allowing aircraft operators to stay ahead of potentially disruptive air-traffic restrictions.

As part of Fusion’s Predictive Analytics Package, the Airport Congestion Index is a unique data-driven predictive algorithm. Operations personnel will now have actionable insight during the flight-planning process for airports affected by enroute delays and other traffic-flow management initiatives.

The Index conveys information such as predicted taxi delays and deicing impacts. By providing early insight, airlines can determine when costly increases in fuel consumption, crew time or deicing fluid may be required – creating opportunities to control costs and optimise efficiency.

Launching the Predictive Analytics Package, WSI builds on its weather forecasting expertise, translating disruptive weather and airspace events into integrated operational impact metrics.

This product release is also the formal launch of WSI’s Data Science Group that will grow the capability and reach of WSI’s aviation product line into more effective airline operations tools.

“The addition of these predictive capabilities are clear examples of our commitment to innovation and customer-driven enhancements to improve safety, efficiency and performance,” said Mark D. Miller, SVP and general manager, aviation solutions at WSI Corporation.

In addition to the Predictive Analytics Package, the latest version of Fusion includes additional features based on high-value user feedback, including:

  • Pilot Report (PIREP) entry capability to submit, share, and collaborate with other WSI Fusion and Pilotbrief users, to promote operational safety and awareness of significant turbulence and icing encounters.
  • Daily Temperature Forecast Chart has been added for a quick, streamlined view of critical temperatures enabling aircraft performance planning and early insight into potential restrictions that may limit the capacity of the aircraft at departure.
  • Flight Position Data Source Selection allows global operators to control which flight position data feeds are visible at any given time in order to give preferential precedence.
  • Organised Track Structure (OTS) data has been expanded to include Australian and flex track extensions to North Atlantic (NAT) and Pacific (PACOT) overlays, clearly depicting required routing in key global air traffic corridors.


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