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Elite Jet selects RocketRoute Flight Planning System

26/02/2014

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Guildford, UK, 26th February 2014 – Elite Jet, one of the largest African providers of VIP executive jet charters, has chosen, RocketRoute to optimise their flight planning operations.

RocketRoute is a next generation flight planning system that works on web, mobile and tablet.  The system provides fuel efficient routing, flight plan filing and dispatch. Users can plan routes, fine-tune aircraft loading/performance, adjust for last minute changes and book handling all from one integrated and simple-to-use system.

RocketRoute supports worldwide flight planning, has more than 45,000 registered users and has processed more than 750,000 routes globally. The service selected by Elite Jet includes the web base flight planning tool and iPad EFB app for their crews.

Elite Jet was established in 2005, built on the combined knowledge of the directors of Medair Charter (Pty) Ltd, an air ambulance service. With more than 80 years of aviation knowledge between the Directors, and an outstanding safety record, each member of staff is personally involved in making each flight a success. Elite Jet have a unique and exclusive customer portfolio from heads of state, government delegates, celebrities, and sports teams, to corporates and individuals. With an impressive fleet that comprises of a LearJet 45, Falcon 2000EX and Gulfstream III, each customer has the freedom to go anywhere they want, when they want and in complete luxury.

Justin Coelho, Global Sales Director of RocketRoute, says, “We are delighted that Elite Jet have decided to utilise RocketRoute for their Flight Planning requirements. We believe the flexibility of the RocketRoute service will assist them with their operation, with improved communication with crew through our dedicated apps. The ability for Elite Jet to access Airport Charts and request handling directly through the RocketRoute service, means that they are able to further reduce their costs without additional service providers being required. We look forward to providing further functionality in RocketRoute in the coming months.”

Steve Anderson, CEO of Elite Jet says “We have been impressed by the RocketRoute system. It is a great fit for our operation and we can see it generating many thousands of dollars of cost savings and efficiency improvements for our business over the next 12 months.  For our VIP crews on the road, a route change in Africa often made it difficult to get the relevant documentation to our crews, now they can handle these off their mobile devices as they need and see fit. When it comes to our short notice air ambulance flights, RocketRoute is the Next Generation in mobile flight planning, allowing crews to complete their flight planning duties off their mobile phones from home or enroute, without the necessity of a computer or tablet- it’s a Godsend!