Sabre Corporation has expanded its long-term technology agreement with LATAM Airlines Group with the implementation of its Flight Plan Manager and broadening the adoption of software-as-a-service solutions from the Sabre AirCentre operational suite.
Sabre’s AirCentre Flight Plan Manager, which provides fully-automated flight planning capabilities and significant productivity savings, will help the group unify flight operations and fuel policies across its domestic operations in seven countries, as well as its international network.
LATAM has domestic operations in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay.
Sabre’s Flight Plan Manager brings together real-time information on a number of key variables – including weather, air space restrictions, aircraft performance and schedule information – and then calculates the most optimal flight route.
“Sabre is fully committed to helping LATAM Airlines Group optimise its operation across its network to deliver efficiencies and fuel savings,” said Kamal Qatato, vice president of Sabre AirCentre.
“Sabre and LATAM have a strategic relationship across the Sabre Airline Solutions portfolio and with this new agreement we are confident that our leading solution will help improve its flight planning.”
Sabre’s technology aims to help LATAM Airlines Group to deliver a wide range of enhancements in flight planning and operational efficiency, including a subsequent reduction in CO2 emissions.
Jorge Ihnen, LATAM operations vice president, said: “LATAM Airlines Group is committed to adopting the latest technology – such as Sabre’s Flight Plan Manager – to deliver improvements and efficiencies for our operation. As the leading airline group in the region, we will continue to work with partners such as Sabre to identify further advancements.”
The airline group will also benefit from Flight Plan Manager’s integration with other software from the Sabre AirCentre operational suite, including Movement Manager, which enables operations controllers to easily monitor the status of flights, and Flight Explorer, which provides data for real-time fleet monitoring.