Illustration below attempts to provide how improved quality of Braking Action relayed in real-time to flight operational personnel influence the work situation and environment for a network airline operator.
As a decision support information, it gives personnel the power to more accurately perform needed preflight analysis, as well as monitoring the situations enroute. The results are assured safety and payload control. When it comes to enroute monitoring and the need for contingency planning, earlier and better information should yield improved fuel management.
Contingency planning usually means diversion to alternate airport or delays. Ideally, delays are better taken on ground rather than in a “holding pattern” in the air. This has knock-on effects other parts of airlines’ operation. Any advance information would help and ease customer service and manage other consequences of flight diversions or substantial delays.