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Southern Air opts for Navtech flight planning solution

Nov. 3, 2010, Toronto - Navtech, Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, will provide its Navtech Flight Plan (NFP) to Southern Air, a Connecticut-based cargo airline, known for its competence and commitment to adaptability. 

November 3, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

“Southern Air runs a fast paced international operation which requires an unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Paul Chase, Southern Air Director, Systems Operations. “Using Navtech’s flight planning system allows us to execute flawless flight releases with relative ease. I am constantly impressed by the straightforward approach Navtech takes to pertinent matters such as Cost Indexing, ETOPS & route planning. Their approach allows us to maintain an edge in a competitive industry.”
Navtech Flight Plan has become renowned for its flexibility: a single flight operations solution – compatible with platforms ranging from notebook computers to distributed client/server installations — that can be tailored to the specific needs and operational philosophies of virtually any airline.  NFP customers value not only the system’s fit into their operational style, but also its ease of use, maximized productivity, and the improved efficiencies it delivers.  In fact, NFP’s multidimensional cost optimizing models produce flight plans that enable its users to operate their aircraft in the most cost efficient manner.

A U.S. FAA part 121 supplement cargo carrier, Southern Air has built a reputation for customer-focused reliability, backed by 60 years of world-class experience.  The company operates a fleet of B747-200Fs and B777-200Fs and provides a wide range of services, including long-term ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance), air cargo solutions, on-demand charters and humanitarian relief flights. As the World’s only ACMI provider of 777 freighters, Southern Air is able to offer the most versatile and efficient cargo solutions, assuring clients greater flexibility, responsiveness and value. A member of the IOSA registry, the top international standard in industry safety, Southern Air is known for its strict adherence to operational compliance with a sterling safety record.
“Southern Air and Navtech share a passion for recognizing our customers’ unique requirements and adapting to meet them,” said Mike Hulley, Navtech CEO.   “NFP is a particularly good fit for Southern Air because it’s the most comprehensive and responsive flight planning tool in the industry.  It’s the kind of product that will help Southern Air maintain its flexibility and cost effectiveness.”


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