Ornge opts for Navtech flight planning solution

Ornge opts for Navtech flight planning solution

24-Nov-2010 Source: Navtech

November 23, 2010 (TORONTO) – Through a three-year agreement, Navtech, Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, provides flight plans and flight following services for Ornge Air, an acclaimed air medical transport company based in Ontario, Canada. Ornge is Navtech’s first air medical transport customer – further evidence of the growing diversity of Navtech’s customer base.

“Ornge provides the critical link between where patients are and where they need to go,” said Rick Potter, Chief Operating Officer, Ornge Air. “Navtech’s up-to-the-minute data and reliable planning will help us further increase our efficiency and responsiveness. This is crucial to our cause, where every second matters.”

Each year, Ornge transports approximately 22,000 critically ill and injured Ontarians from all over the province by land and air to hospitals in Ontario offering patients a higher level of care.. A not-for-profit, charitable organization, Ornge is responsible for screening all transfers of patients between hospitals in Ontario, and for airlifting critical trauma patients from “scene calls” – accident and injury sites across the province.

Ornge operates its land, rotor and fixed wing vehicles from twelve bases across Ontarioas mobile hospitals: with sophisticated medical equipment on every vehicle, Ornge works not only to ensure patients are treated while in transit – its teams also cut patient transport time drastically. Working in helicopters and airplanes, Ornge pilots and paramedics can reach patients even in the most remote reaches of the province.

Ornge’s current fleet consists of critical care land ambulances for shorter transports, six Pilatus PC-12 airplanes, and eleven Sikorsky S76 helicopters, which are in the process of being replaced by ten top-of-the-line AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters with customized medical interiors. Navtech excels in providing its aviation services to diversified fleets like that of Ornge and others.

Navtech’s flight planning services are renowned for their flexibility and tailoring to fit the specific needs and operational philosophies of virtually any airline. Navtech customers value not only the system’s fit into their operational style, but the multidimensional cost optimizing models that flight plans enable aircraft to operate in the most cost efficient manner.

To learn more about Navtech and its array of products or services, please visit www.navtech.aero.

About Navtech, Inc.

Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers. Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions. Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts. These products, supported by Navtech’s ISO:9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Headquartered just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario — Canada’s technology center — Navtech also has locations in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world. Its home on the web www.navtech.aero is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

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