PACE, with offices in Germany and the US, develops and distributes software applications for aircraft and engine manufacturers, civil and military operators, maintenance services and leasing companies. A wide range of turn-key and bespoke solutions helps to optimize key aspects of customers’ business processes, from marketing and design to customization and operations.
We make operational efficiency fly – save up to 4% fuel with PACE EFB applications
PACE’s operational efficiency management solutions are based on the unique ability to determine the most cost-efficient, or ECON, trajectory for a specific set of flight conditions, which then serves as a point of reference for economic decisions on board as well as statistical analysis on the ground.
The leading application for EFB-based vertical flight profile optimization, Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer complements the functional scope of current on-board technology and offers significantly higher fuel-saving potential than the flight management system alone. Calculations with Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer are based on the best available performance data (first-principles data) and live WX and aircraft data. The software continuously determines the most cost-efficient flight trajectory for the remaining route to destination and supplies an adjusted cost index which can be fed to the FMS. Constraints provided with the briefing package are respected automatically. With the ECON trajectory as a reference, Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer is able to pinpoint the available cost savings potential for every instant of the flight, giving concise information about fuel burn, overall cost and delay; the latter provides additional support for managing on-time performance.
Short-haul aircraft, whose FMS lack the built-in CI capability of modern Airbus and Boeing aircraft, can conduct cost index operations with Pacelab CI OPS. The software supplies variable speed schedules for CI-optimized flight planning and allows flight crews to recalculate ECON whenever flight conditions change en route, taking into account CI, SIBT, CG, wind, DISA, GW, and other key parameters.
The live aircraft data used in ECON calculations as well as other user-definable operational parameters (from ARINC buses 429 and 717) can also be recorded with the Pacelab EFB Flight Data Recorder for later review, which, by leveraging existing IT infrastructure on board, is a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive hardware data recorders.
Get the most out of your fleet – with PACE route network analysis software
Pacelab Mission Suite is an integrated software solution which supports strategic flight planning with aircraft performance and economic investigations. Taking into account payload-range and capacity, for example, the software enables airlines to assess and compare the capabilities of their existing fleet and helps to identify the most efficient way to service the available route network.
Our EFB and aircraft performance solutions will be presented live at our booth. For more detailed information, please get in touch with Oliver Späth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our website at www.pace.de.