Louisville, Ky. (PRWEB) October 20, 2009
GlobalAir.com, a leading web-based aviation information site, launches new functionality for its Max-Trax route planning web-based application to help pilots gain the best fuel prices throughout their trip and determine the most effective flight path.
New functionality added to Max-Trax includes a corridor search option in the trip options section of the service. This functionality lets users search fuel prices within 25, 50, 75, and 100 nautical miles of their planned route, helping pilots find the best fuel price between each leg of the trip. Also added to the trip options section of Max-Trax is the ability to search for airports available by approach types.
Max-Trax users plan a trip by entering trip information such as specific waypoint locations, aircraft details including fuel type and maximum trip leg distance, and trip options that help narrow the search for airports and fixed base operators (FBOs) for that trip.
The Max-Trax trip options section also includes other selections to fully tailor the flight path such as facility use (public, private, or both) and fuel brands (AirBP, AvFuel, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Phillips66, Shell, Texaco, and independent).
"Max-Trax is a really remarkable system that offers an easy-to-use interface for planning a trip. Our new tools help pilots and flight departments be fully informed of their flight path options and enable them to efficiently plan their trips down to the smallest detail," said Jeffrey Carrithers, President and CEO of GlobalAir.com. "The new corridor results are the most effective way for an owner or flight department to locate the best fuel prices for any trip across the U.S. By using the corridor search tool, pilots can find the best fuel prices and FBO programs that fit their budgets, saving thousands each time they use the system, which is critical for everyone right now, from individual pilots to large corporate flight departments."
Max-Trax combines FBO-updated fuel pricing with a user's specific aircraft range data and departure and destination information to map out complete itineraries that can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. Trip information is shown on a graphical map that displays all stops plus pop-up balloons that offer detailed information specific to those airports or FBOs.
The new Max-Trax trip options will be available for demonstration in GlobalAir.com's booth (#5122) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, Florida, October 20 - 22 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, GlobalAir.com serves the general aviation, business aircraft, and regional airline communities by offering clients and online visitors a wide range of premium aircraft and aviation-related data and services. Services offered by GlobalAir.com include Aircraft Exchange (http://www.globalair.com/aircraft_for_sale) which lists aircraft for sale or lease, Airport Resource Center (ARC) (http://www.globalair.com/airport) that displays U.S. airport data, and the flight path planning application Max-Trax (http://www.airportfuelprices.com). GlobalAir.com's websites receive more than 300,000 visitors per month and help connect the aviation industry. For more information regarding GlobalAir.com, visit http://www.globalair.com, e-mail webmaster(at)globalair(dot)com, or call 888-236-4309.