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Blazing Fast

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Powerful Flight Planning

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Self-Service Functionality

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UAS Demos Game-Changing Flightevolution™ at EBACE

UAS Demos Game-Changing Flightevolution™ at EBACE

UAS International Trip Support, a leading global trip support solutions provider, announced today a sneak peek of a cutting-edge online flight planning and weather platform called UAS flightevolution™. It’s the first component of the company’s new technology suite, UAS|evolution™ and the tool is set to revolutionize the way users plan, see, file, and execute their flights.

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Multiple Types of Flight Optimization

Multiple Types of Flight Optimization

Are you aware of ways to potentially save time, fuel, and money on your next mission? Exploring different methods of flight plan optimization and ways to streamline missions can deliver these savings. This is the subject of our technical whitepaper ‘The Basics of Flight Plan Optimization’. In today’s blog, we explore the different types of flight optimization available.

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The Basics of Flight Plan Optimization
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to obtain regulatory approval prior to changing my flight plan provider?

No. Regardless of the type of flying or the nature of the operation, whether it be private, commercial, military, or otherwise, flight plan providers are typically not governed or restricted by government mandates or approval processes. No FAA or EASA rules govern or prohibit the use of any computerized flight planning tools. The Pilot-in-Command (and in some cases, the Dispatcher) is responsible for computing and flying accurate flight plans. There are no

Q. Is your software EASA-compliant?

There is no such compliance, mandate, or rule that governs computerized flight planning software. As such, flightevolution™ is compliant for unrestricted worldwide use, at the discretion of the Pilot-in-Command. Please see the question.

Q. Is flightevolution™ an EFB?

Yes, it can be, but your aviation authority is most likely going to need to approve it first. flightevolution™ is a powerful toolset that contains worldwide charting data, approach plates, and a number of other enhanced functions to make flying safer and more rewarding. Most aviation regulatory authorities have a process to certify a non-mounted device as an Electronic Flight Bag. For example, in the U.S., approval can be achieved relatively quickly as long as you follow the procedures listed in FAA 8900.1. Some of the prerequisites include an Operational Suitability Letter from the FAA, Apple iPad rapid decompression test reports, and a number of forms and checklists. All of those things are readily available and easily obtained. Operators flying under the EASA rule set are able to petition for certification of devices in a similar fashion to the FAA, but the rules are significantly different. The regulatory landscape, both in and out of the U.S., is constantly evolving, and rules can be created, amended, and even dismissed. The best way to determine the feasibility of using flightevolution™ as an EFB is to contact your local aviation authority and inquire. Since the program is relatively new, chances are they will not know what flightevolution™ is, or what it does. In those cases, please contact your UAS representative to help you navigate the process. However, one thing to note through all of this: just because it can be certified as a primary tool does not necessarily mean it should be. For most operators, especially in the General Aviation environment, flightevolution™ performs brilliantly as a primary tool. For other operators, it might not be the right choice. Each operation is different, and each regulatory authority is different. Whether flightevolution™ is classified as an EFB or not, it is still an extremely powerful tool that can be used to improve the quality of your flying experience.

Q. How accurate are your routes?

In terms of fuel burn and time, the most optimized route is the closest route to a great circle line that is acceptable to Air Traffic Control. Our focus is to provide users with the most optimal routing possible. Our routing algorithms are tried and tested in the most complex airspace environments. In addition, we actively comb through databases around the globe to find the most common routes between any given city pair. With the addition of a route catalog displaying recently cleared routes, customers can use optimized routes, known routes, ATC routes, custom routes, and track routes. We constantly strive to improve our route catalog and as a flightevolution™ customer, you have access to the UAS Operations teams at your side, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Q. Can you connect to computer-based flight simulators?

Yes. The iPad version can connect to Microsoft Flight Simulator and to X-Plane, which allows you to get familiar with flightevolution™ in the convenience and comfort of your home or office. Please contact us for directions on how to set up these platforms.

Q. What are the minimum operating requirements for the desktop version?

flightevolution™ uses no client-side software or clunky installs. If you have a device that can connect to the internet, you have access to flightevolution™.

Q. Do I have to download any proprietary software or plug-ins?

No. None. Our software is built to harness the power of the web, and let’s face it, downloading and updating complex third-party software almost always results in frustration, and quite frankly, ruins the experience.

Q. Does your mobile application work offline?

flightevolution™ was built with a mobile-first infrastructure – meaning we designed the program for mobile devices and then created the web version. This forward-thinking approach has led to a very robust application where most of the key features are available offline. The only thing you truly need a data connection for is to queue your flight plan for filing.

Q. Can I uplink the flight plans to my FMS?

Yes. You can uplink via all major datalink providers, including SITA AIRCOM, ARINC GlobaLink, Honeywell GDC, Satcom Direct, Universal Weather & Aviation, and ARINCDirect.

Q. What are the minimum operating requirements for the iPad version?

We recommend having an Apple iPad 2 or newer with 16GB or more of available storage. The iPad Pro is ideal. Please note that some iPad models do not have GPS installed; if you want to take advantage of our moving map technology without an internet connection, make sure to purchase an iPad with GPS capabilities.

Q. Do you have an Android version?

Unfortunately, no. When the iPad was adopted as the aviation tablet of choice by customers and by authorities, we made a conscious decision to focus our efforts on creating the best applications possible for that device. 

Q. How do I know I have the most up-to-date version of the software?

When you are using the web version, rest assured you will always have the most current version of the platform. Since flightevolution™ is next-generation cloud based, UAS manages new functionality and delivers the most powerful product to the web. The iPad version will prompt you when new updates are available for download.

Q. How do I participate in beta software trials?

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Built with Mobile-First Infrastructure

Why not enjoy high-definition moving map technology?
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Understanding that convenience is paramount in this industry and that most internet connections are made via mobile device, UAS FlightEvolution is the solution that is literally in your back pocket. Available anywhere around the globe, you can harness the power of this technology which enables you to plan, review, and execute, with or without a data connection.

Ready for In-Flight Use

Want to access all areas with one simple tool?
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With UAS FlightEvolution you’ll lighten your suitcase by not needing to carry that bulky, outdated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). UAS FlightEvolution provides access to your flight plan, weather, charts, procedures, and global position on a high-definition moving map, as well as synthetic vision technology, and even a scratchpad to jot down clearances and other notes. Flight plans are available for uplink with all datalink service providers.

Blazing Fast

Want the quickest planning tool the industry has ever seen?
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The world is moving fast and getting faster by the day. You don’t have time for downloads, lags, or unresponsive webpages. You need accurate answers and solutions, and you need them now. UAS is always looking at ways to improve the user experience. Flight plans are run faster than any other provider, maps are rendered without delays, pixelation, or frustration.

Powerful Flight Planning

Need the most reliable and powerful flight planning possible?
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UAS FlightEvolution  is built on the world’s premier flight planning algorithms and datasets. You’re able to run optimized routes based on time, speed, and cost, as well as choose routes from an extensive route catalog. Advanced features such as ETPs, drift down calculations, ETOPS, runway analysis, weight and balance, reclearances, and much more. Graphical manipulation of routes (”rubber-band routing”) and worldwide weather and weather depictions are integrated seamlessly into the flight planning process and available throughout the entire flight.

Self-Service Functionality

Want the power to take care of every aspect of your mission at the touch of a button?
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UAS FlightEvolution is meant to put you in control of your operations. View airport information, vendor information, services, and pricing within the web or mobile app. However, when you want to talk to an expert, UAS FlightEvolution is supported by UAS’ team of global operations professionals at our numerous 24/7 offices around the globe.

UAS Demos Game-Changing Flightevolution™ at EBACE


By Niamh McNamara | UAS Corporate Communications Manager - 05/23/2016

The flight planning tool set to revolutionize the industry is the first from UAS|evolution™

May 24, Geneva – UAS International Trip Support, a leading global trip support solutions provider, announced today a sneak peek of a cutting-edge online flight planning and weather platform called UAS flightevolutionTM. It’s the first component of the company’s new technology suite, UAS|evolution™ and the tool is set to revolutionize the way users plan, see, file, and execute their flights.

flightevolutionTM will be available on the web and for the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to compute and file complex flight plans, visualize worldwide navigation data, view real-time and forecast weather, check fuel prices, find airport information, and track progress of their flight using high-definition moving map technology.

Built using some of the most advanced flight planning and mapping platforms on the market, this new tool is an innovative answer for the industry on how to take essential online flight planning to the next level regarding usability, convenience and efficiency, and overall user experience. Additionally, it has been tailored for Part 91, Part 135, Part 121, and military operators.

Jay Husary, UAS Executive Vice President explained, “Organizations struggle constantly with the lack of forward-thinking software and tools available in the aviation market today. UAS wants to improve your efficiency, accuracy, situational awareness, and user experience with flightevolutionTM, which is a truly seamless solution that can be used during all phases of flight.”

“The industry has been demanding high-tech and self-service products for aviation, and that is what we are committed to delivering with our new Evolution suite,” he added.

UAS is demonstrating flightevolutionTM at booth E065 at EBACE 2016.

    Proposed Features of UAS flightevolutionTM include:
  • Advanced flight planning calculations with multiple route options
  • Beautiful worldwide weather and data
  • Worldwide airport data and service information
  • Integrated trip support functions, as well as self-service options
  • Visual fuel ordering, fuel planning, and tinkering calculations
  • Seamless handoffs between the web and mobile devices
  • Worldwide aircraft tracking

Multiple Types of Flight Optimization


By Jimmy Gadallah | Senior Operations Manager - 05/23/2016

Are you aware of ways to potentially save time, fuel, and money on your next mission? Exploring different methods of flight plan optimization and ways to streamline missions can deliver these savings. This is the subject of our technical whitepaper 'The Basics of Flight Plan Optimization'. In today's blog, we explore the different types of flight optimization available.

In terms of flight planning optimization, most of the time we discuss finding the route with the fastest time and least amount of fuel burned between departure and destination.

However, there are many other types of optimization that exist, and no optimization method is best for all operators or all flights.

If there is an important meeting that must not be missed, the flight department may lean towards time optimization instead of fuel burn, economics, or ride quality. On the other side, nervous travelers may opt for the best ride quality, the route with the least amount of bumps, regardless if that route takes 30 minutes longer and burns more fuel.

A few of the most popular types of optimization are:

Type of Optimization Definition
Time Optimizing a flight plan to achieve the shortest en route time possible, regardless of the impact on fuel burn, economics, or ride quality.
Fuel Burn Optimizing a flight plan to achieve the lowest possible fuel burn, regardless of the impact on time, economics, or ride quality.
Economic Optimizing a flight plan to achieve the lowest monetary cost of operation, in terms of direct operating costs (DOCs), variable costs, en route charges, terminal charges, and other ancillary charges, such as overflight permits or government fees. This method involves some degree of fuel optimization as well since fuel burn is directly correlated with the economics of the aircraft’s operating costs. This method does not consider time optimization a critical trait; the only critical item is the effect on the bottom line.
Ride Quality Optimizing a flight plan with regards to flight comfort, most notably the strict avoidance of turbulence, avoiding unnecessary turns or maneuvers, and steep takeoff and landing transitions.  This method does not consider time, fuel burn, or economic optimization.

For more in-depth information on the three segments of flight and the algorithms used to build optimized routing, you can download the technical white paper, The Basics of Flight Plan Optimization, which is available to download here: http://www.uas.aero/the-basics-of-flight-plan-optimization.

Pitch and Catch: The Non-Optimization Sections of Optimization


By Ryan Frankhouser | UAS Regional Director, Americas - 05/26/2016

To effectively optimize a flight plan, the airborne portion of the route is divided into the three distinct segments. The Departure Terminal Area, which is defined as the area between the runway and the edge of the departure terminal area, referred to as the “Pitch” point. The Arrival Terminal Area, which is defined as the area between the edge of the arriving terminal area, referred to as the “Catch” point, and the runway.

The area in between the Pitch and Catch points is the Enroute Area, which is where we spend the most time talking about optimization. (Let’s count this area out for the purpose of this blog.)

flight optimization area

The Departure Terminal Area and the Arrival Terminal Area contain “Common Route Segments,” meaning, air traffic is typically routed through one of many standard (common) routing protocols, regardless of whether they are published as procedures or not.

Air Traffic Control (ATC) uses these common segments to streamline traffic flows, increase efficiency, and minimize deviations. Although these common routes might not be truly optimal, they are fairly optimized in the eyes of ATC. We must resist the urge to file a flight plan that openly optimizes the portion of the route within these two segments. Chances are, if you try to file a route that is not what ATC perceives to be in the best interest of themselves or other traffic, you will receive an amended clearance, or worse, the dreaded Full Route Clearance (FRC), which will leave you scrambling to update your flight plans, FMS, charts, and the like. The true optimization takes place between the Pitch and Catch points of the route. And what happens when there are no “common” routes?  We optimize!

For more in-depth information on the three segments of flight and the algorithms used to build optimized routing, download our technical white paper, The Basics of Flight Plan Optimization, which is available here http://www.uas.aero/the-basics-of-flight-plan-optimization.

UAS Formally Launches UAS FlightEvolution at NBAA-BACE


By Niamh McNamara | UAS Corporate Communications Manager - 11/10/2016

Orlando, FL, October 31, 2016 – The industry’s newest all-in-one trip planning and weather solution, UAS flightevolution™ from UAS international Trip Support, formally launches today at NBAA-BACE 2016. Created exclusively for pilots and dispatchers, it is set to revolutionize the process of advanced global flight planning, weather checking, aircraft performance calculation, and in-flight situational awareness owing to its high speed, simplicity, and convenient mobile capabilities.

UAS flightevolution™ ‘s intuitive design, built on a web and mobile-based platform, provides the tools to navigate the most complex logistics with ease. Visitors to UAS’ stand at EBACE in Geneva earlier this year enjoyed a preview of the new technology.

Built with Mobile-First Infrastructure, UAS flightevolution™ is the solution that literally sits in the user’s pocket, affording great convenience, because nowadays most internet connections are made via mobile device. Available anywhere around the globe, the power of this unique technology enables pilots and dispatchers to plan, review, and execute missions, with or without a data connection.

UAS flightevolution™ is ready for in-flight use and provides access to flight plans, weather, charts, procedures, and global position on a high-definition moving map, as well as synthetic vision technology. Hazards, special events, and restricted areas are well defined, and the platform provides the users with unprecedented situational awareness.

The platform gives the ultimate user-experience when there isn’t time for lagging or unresponsive webpages or client-side software applications. A typical flight plan can be run in less than five seconds, and the mapping engine renders high-definition graphics without delays, pixilation, or frustration.

UAS flightevolution™ is built on one of the world’s finest flight planning algorithms and datasets. Users can run optimized routes based on time, speed, and ride quality, as well as choose routes from an extensive route catalog. Graphical manipulation of routes (“rubber-band routing”), and worldwide weather and weather depictions are integrated seamlessly into the flight planning process and available throughout the entire flight. The solution will soon provide advanced features such as ETPs, drift down calculations, ETOPS, runway analysis, weight, and balance, reclearances, and much more.

Self-Service Functionality puts the user in complete control of their operations. They can view airport information, vendor information, services, and pricing within the web or mobile app. Planning is streamlined when using the highly-intuitive interface, and 24/7 expert support is available by UAS’ team of global operations professionals.

Jay Ammar Husary, UAS Executive Vice-President said, “UAS flightevolution™ is truly cutting-edge technology that has never been seen before. The advancements in flight planning and mapping technologies brought to the industry by this platform will completely change the way users construct and execute their flight plans. It puts a three-dimensional view of your mission in the palm of your hands. The system was built for the large group of users that are not satisfied with the status quo in the flight planning market. We’re extremely proud of this tool and excited about future launches from the UAS|evolution™ suite.”