Since the start some 25+ years ago, AVTECH has been one of the leaders in the global development of Performance-based Operations (PBO).

Located in Kista, right in heart of Sweden’s technological center just north of Stockholm, AVTECH continues to serve the aviation sector with unique IT-solutions.

Early on AVTECH identified the challenges that commercial air traffic is facing in the third millennium, with airspace with overloaded sectors, airports with traffic overflow and airlines losing efficiency because of this.

The solution lies in increasing the ATC capacity by achieving better predictions a creating a seamless flow of information between airspace users and airports.

To promote and drive developments, AVTECH has over the years participated in several major research projects as well as the definition phase of SESAR, cooperating with all the industry stakeholders who make a difference.

Today AVTECH is a company synonymous with unconventional innovations and ground-breaking solutions within aviation, and we are dedicated to continuing our efforts to modernize the air transport system. Doing so, the company is currently focused on two main innovations areas; state-of-the-art solutions within the broad fields of Time-based Operations and facilitating information-sharing between all stakeholders.

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The Flow

HIGH RESOLUTION WEATHER – The best weather forecast available

AVTECH's unique cooperation with Met Office (UK), defines us as the only company that have commercial access to the world’s most accurate weather model on the market, Met Office’s High-Resolution Weather (HRW).

Through our expert knowledge, AVTECH now brings weather-based information services into a New Generation of systems.

Met Office, one of the only two authorized World Area Forecast Centers for aviation weather, has developed a weather forecast model, High-Resolution Weather (HRW) which leaves the standard ICAO weather data far behind in terms of accuracy.

The newly implemented model, which covers the entire Globe, has an increased grid resolution size of 10 by 10 km, compared to ICAO standard of 140x140km.

The benefits of having a forecast with such high resolution is obvious; Turbulence and other severe weather can be forecasted in absolute detail!

By implementing HRW forecasts, the time has passed for over-consumption of fuel and unplanned delays.

Now each airplane can get trajectory-based weather information, in real time, directly to the cockpit. The pilot has the means to adjust and optimize the flight, all based on the most accurate and detailed weather forecasts available in the world.

FMS In useAVTECH and Met Office have combined our technical uniqueness’s; Met Office HRW forecasts and AVTECH’s ability to compile and send detailed and accurate information directly via data link to the onboard FMS.

The result is a New Generation Weather Service optimizing any trajectory and the pilot gets frequent weather updates simply by pushing a button. 

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Our unique patented algorithms calculate the most optimum trajectory for a flight, regardless of aircraft type, location and destination. AVTECH has for many years utilized trajectory-based calculations to achieve optimization and accurate predictions for a large number of airlines.

The ATM systems are now being configured to meet the upcoming requirements and AVTECH has the tools and experience to bring these benefits to our customers.

With AVTECH systems anyone involved in aviation can improve and increase their efficiency to meet the future demands.

Time-Based Operations

All market research and development within digital Air Traffic Management points to that accurate information of atmospheric conditions is imperative for Time-based Operations (TBO). TBO is the first step of the major European SESAR project as well as the US NextGen initiative, aimed at modernizing air transport systems to gain a much-needed increase in airspace and airport capacity, as well as increased safety.

TBO involves the ability to, always, be able to accurately predict where an aircraft will be positioned during a flight, and within seconds when it is to land. To achieve those objectives, one need to consider actual individual aircraft performance as well as the current meteorological conditions.

That information furthermore needs to be integrated in the control systems of airports and air navigation service providers for the air transport system to be optimized. Differently put, TBO increases the capacity and efficiency of the air transport system by significantly reducing variation and waste. Variation and waste are both results of lack of specific data for automation and human operators and AVTECH has the capability to reduce variation and waste through innovative use of data (meteorological, FMS, ADS-B, etc.) in modular systems utilizing an airborne perspective.

Watch this video on how AVTECH envisions the future Time-based Operations technology!

Time-based Operations vision