Altair Avionics Corporation

Altair Avionics Corporation

November 09, 2005 09:40 ET

Altair Avionics Offers Expanded Data Analysis Services

NBAA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) - Altair Avionics Corporation, which is part of the Pratt & Whitney Canada Service Center Network, is expanding its data analysis services beyond traditional engine trending and has increased the sources of data to include ARINC ACARS data. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

In addition to its standard Designated Analysis Center (DAC) engine trending services, Altair Avionics is now providing exceedence and event monitoring services using electronic files from customers' on-board monitoring systems. This allows analysts reviewing the engine trend graphs for anomalies to quickly review the corresponding engine exceedence and event data and assess potential links to trend shifts in the graphs.

"In the past, we were only able to see one aspect of engine health, but now we have a much more complete view of the customer's engine," says Doug Thompson, General Manager of Altair Avionics.

Altair Avionics has been working to provide its customers with tools and services to reduce the cost of safe flight since being selected as Pratt & Whitney Canada's first DAC utilizing WebECTM® (Engine Condition Trend Monitoring) software two years ago. Integration of WebECTM® with Altair Avionics' Internet-based TurbineTracker™ data management system, for example, allows operators to review engine trends for their entire fleet of aircraft in one easy-to-use view using the Altair Avionics' Watch List.

Altair Avionics has also recently expanded TurbineTracker's™ capability to accept electronic data files from the ARINC ACARS system, which is now being used by two airline customers. TurbineTracker™ automatically downloads engine performance data for analysis, which would normally take hours to retrieve manually. The result is an electronic foundation for a seamless aircraft and engine data acquisition, retrieval, warehousing and analysis solution.

Altair Avionics Corporation is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. Altair Avionics provides Internet-based data management and analysis services as well as design, manufacture, marketing and support of aircraft and engine electronic monitoring systems for the aviation industry. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

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