ANDOVER, Mass. , June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WSI Corporation (http://www.wsi.com), the most trusted weather decision support provider in the aviation industry, today announced the latest release of Pilotbrief Online(TM), featuring a new Interactive Map capability. The Interactive Map, available to Pilotbrief Online Pro subscribers, displays a global, pole-to-pole, high resolution digital elevation model with weather, hazard and route overlays. The map also features intuitive graphical briefing modes that walk the user though the process of choosing a route and obtaining a weather briefing. WSI Pilotbrief Online is one in a series of proactive operations management solutions offered by WSI that transform weather information into safer and more efficient flight and airport operations.
"WSI Pilotbrief Online enables the route-centric visualization of global weather and hazards in support of proactive aircraft operations management and control," states Paul Hathaway , Director of Product Management, Business Aviation. "WSI is the market leader in global weather content and our challenge was to package that depth of content in an interactive online format that is simple and easy to use, something that professional pilots have always appreciated in the Pilotbrief suite. The new Interactive Map takes just minutes to learn but provides global weather and route analysis capabilities that are unmatched."
"WSI Pilotbrief Online enables professional pilots to stay ahead of changing operational conditions and take positive action to reduce operational impacts," states Mark D. Miller , VP and General Manager of WSI's Aviation Business. "The new version of WSI Pilotbrief Pro adds WSI's premium en-route SIGMETs and forecasts for turbulence, convection, icing, and volcanic ash, which until now have only been available to airlines, enabling corporate pilots to plan a smooth operation globally." "We have an exciting roadmap ahead which will leverage this New Interactive Map technology to deliver a comprehensive preflight planning solution across a wide array of platforms."
About WSI Pilotbrief Online
WSI Pilotbrief Online is the FAA QICP certified part of the award-winning WSI Pilotbrief weather service suite, which is consistently voted #1 by professional pilots in reader surveys. Each day, thousands of aviation professionals trust the WSI Pilotbrief systems found at the nation's top FBOs and corporate flight departments to provide the highest quality information and to plan safe flights. Pilotbrief Online provides direct access to WSI's industry standard aviation products including WSI NOWrad(R) radar imagery, Radar Summary with Echo Tops, IR and Visible Satellite imagery as well as international radar. WSI also delivers critical aviation weather information such as public and proprietary PIREPs, SIGMETs, and AIRMETs, METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs. WSI Pilotbrief Online also features WSI's global SIGMET alerts and Flight Plan Guidance forecasts for turbulence, convection, icing, and volcanic ash.
About WSI Corporation
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, media and energy markets. WSI's proactive operation management suite ensures common situational awareness and continuity in decisions through every phase of flight. Voted the #1 service by professional pilots for 10 consecutive years, WSI Pilotbrief(TM) provides professional pilots with a comprehensive preflight briefing prior to takeoff, helping pilots plan safe and efficient operations. WSI InFlight(R) provides pilots real-time and on-demand graphic weather information in the cockpit, improving safety and weather-avoidance routing in-flight. WSI Fusion enables flight operators to stay ahead of changing operational conditions and take immediate action, improving safety and operational performance. WSI Hubcast(TM) provides airport stakeholders with precise terminal forecasts to proactively plan traffic flow, snow removal, and deicing operations. WSI also provides cockpit weather services via the FAA's Automatic Dependent Surveillance -- Broadcast (ADS-B) Flight Information Services including Capstone and SafeFlight 21. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England , WSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc.
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