Problem

Commercial aircraft are required to navigate very precisely through regulated airspace, maintaining communications with air traffic control and the airline operations center. To do this safely and efficiently places a high demand on the pilot workload. 

Solution

GE Aviation provides the FMS for all versions of the 737 and has accumulated more than 200 million flight hours in more than 33 years of FMS operation.  GE’s FMS automates a wide variety of in-flight tasks, enabling the pilots to safely and efficiently fly an aircraft from its origin to its destination, accounting for traffic, weather, aircraft performance and required arrival time, while optimizing performance.  The FMS uses a variety of sensors to determine its current position and it sends guidance commands to the aircraft control systems to guide the aircraft along the approved flight plan.  It’s precision guidance enables the aircraft to fly approaches at RNP 0.1.

Features
  • Integrated flight management allowing pilot to enter flight plan, and control the aircraft from origin to destination

  • Advanced Airspace features: RNAV/RNP 0.1, PBN, RTA, FANS 1/A, Link 2000+

  • Worldwide navigation database

  • Integrated FANS 1/A and ATN Baseline 1 capability

  • Aircraft performance calculations aid in optimizing the flight and evaluating flight plan changes

Benefits
  • Reduced pilot workload

  • Reduced fuel consumption through advanced trajectory optimization

  • Ability to datalink company flight plans through AOC

  • 4 Dimensional path tracking using time of arrival control