Guildford, UK, 29 March 2011 – European online flight planning company RocketRoute and leading edge navigation company Airbox Aerospace (‘Airbox’) are today launching a partnership to bring the best of both companies’ technologies and services to pilots across Europe.
The partnership covers four areas of collaboration:
1. RocketRoute and Airbox will share key Visual Flight Rules (VFR) data, such as airspace information, weather and airfield information, to bring the highest levels of data integrity to their respective customers.
2. Airbox will add RocketRoute’s real-time flight plan filing capability to its newly re-launched desktop VFR flight planning application, FastPlan.
3. RocketRoute and Airbox will allow customers to sync their route, aircraft and other data between Airbox navigation devices and the RocketRoute Online Flight Centre.
4. Airbox will resell RocketRoute’s 24/7 Operations Team trip support services and emergency planning support.
RocketRoute and Airbox will be exhibiting at the Aero Friedrichshafen air show in Germany from 13-16 April, promoting the products and services that will result from their collaboration.
“An obvious synergy exists between Airbox Aerospace and RocketRoute, which makes this partnership so compelling,” explained William Moore, Airbox’s technical director. “Both our organisations have three core objectives: to provide simple, easy-to-use software to our customers; to ensure the integrity of our data is of the highest standards; and to provide our customers with the very best support.”
RocketRoute offers comprehensive online support to general aviation pilots flying instrument flight rules (IFR) or VFR across Europe. RocketRoute members receive 24/7 flight planning, filing and management support. RocketRoute’s 24/7 operations team, available on a telephone hotline for flight planning, worldwide bespoke trip preparation and emergencies, complements the company’s online service. Since its market introduction in late 2010, RocketRoute has processed over 30,000 routes and filed more than 3,000 flight plans.
Kurt Lyall, co-founder of RocketRoute, commented: “Airbox stands out for us one of the innovators in European aviation today. We are delighted to be working together and are confident pilots will enjoy the combined products and services our companies will now bring to market.”
For further information:
Telephone: +44 20 7664 6310
Telephone: +44 20 7664 6310
Notes to Editors:
A photo of RocketRoute’s Kurt Lyall and screen shots of RocketRoute’s online pilot support service may be downloaded from Flickr here.
Founded in 2010, UK-based RocketRoute offers comprehensive online support to general aviation pilots flying instrument flight rules (IFR) or visual flight rules (VFR) across Europe. RocketRoute members receive 24/7 flight planning, filing and management support. The service is available through PC and Apple Mac computers, as well as internet mobile phones and tablets. Pilots can sign up for a free, 14-day trial to use the service on an unlimited basis. For more information, visit www.rocketroute.com.
About Airbox Aerospace
Airbox Aerospace Limited was formed in early 2008 by pilot and engineer William Moore and Tom Hedges, a design and marketing director, to realise the potential of their combined experience in aircraft navigation technology. With a focus on innovation, safety and the highest levels of customer service, Airbox is redefining the leading edge of navigation technology. Airbox is based at Grove Technology Park, Oxfordshire, England, on a former World War II USAF base and has an in-house software development and design studio, with manufacturing partnerships with several Far East electronics specialists. Airbox is proud to work with many leading aviation organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Traffic Services, AOPA, DFS, all sectors of the airborne emergency services, the military and Jeppesen GmbH. For more information, visit www.airboxaero.com.
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