WSI Corporation, a 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,” stated Paul Hathaway, director of Product Management for 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,” stated Mark D. Miller, vice president 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.”