Sabre Holdings Expands its Portfolio with the Acquisition of Flight Explorer
Tuesday, 16 September 2008：Sabre Holdings has expanded its company’s airline portfolio with the acquisition of Flight Explorer, the industry’s leading provider of Aircraft Situation Display (ASD) solutions.
Flight Explorer will become part of Sabre Airline Solutions, the world´s leading provider of integrated solutions and services for airlines and airports.
Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and Solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions said, “The addition of Flight Explorer, with its outstanding flight tracking and airspace monitoring capabilities, to Sabre’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions positions us to be the unique provider of a fully integrated, world-class flight planning and aircraft tracking solution.” “We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Flight Explorer for many years and are now proud to make them a part of Sabre.”
Flight Explorer products will be fully integrated with Sabre’s Dispatch Manager, part of Sabre Airline Solutions’ Flight Planning suite.The two companies will provide airlines with solutions that will give them access to critical, real-time operational information and world-class flight plan optimization and among other benefits help pre-empt delays. Flight Explorer’s products will also be available to global aviation customers as a stand-alone solution.
“Becoming part of Sabre will take Flight Explorer to even more airlines worldwide with Sabre’s strong global presence,” said Jim Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Flight Explorer. “This is a great day for our company and our customers.”
Later this year, Flight Explorer and Sabre will launch SmartFleet, which will combine multiple data sources of air traffic, airport capacity and weather into one display while interacting with the flight planning engine.
SmartFleet is expected to significantly improve on-time performance, aircraft utilization and fuel efficiencies across carriers and general aviation.