Thales launches breakthrough FMS

PureFlyt has been designed from the outset to capitalise on the greater availability of data from both onboard and open-world sources.

Thales has unveiled PureFlyt, a Flight Management System (FMS) specifically designed to efficiently manage aircraft in connected aerospace and in increasingly crowded skies.

An entirely connected FMS, PureFlyt is designed to offer airframers and airlines safety, security, and fuel and operations efficiency. According to Thales, PureFlyt will allow crews to make better decisions using more sources of information, will bring improved performance and reactivity to the aircraft during complex phases of flight and will calculate alternative trajectories in real time to propose or react quickly to changes of plan. Providing pilots with the right information at the right time heightens trust in the computed trajectory, enhancing efficiency and reducing pilot workload throughout all flight phases.

PureFlyt will be able to draw on both onboard and open-world data, such as weather information. By combining the FMS and the agility and power of Electronic Flight Bag flight functionalities, aircraft trajectory can be controlled, adapted and enhanced, resulting in optimised flight, decreased fuel consumption and improved passenger comfort.

PureFlyt has also been designed to, accommodate the implementation of concepts such as the Initial 4D (I4D) trajectory management methods currently being researched by SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) in the EU and NextGen in the US. By increasing the accuracy of flight across four dimensions, PureFlyt will enable more effectiveness in maintaining optimal distance between aircraft, particularly in the demanding phases of departure and approach.

PureFlyt will be available for entry into service in 2024, for both linefit and retrofit.