Flight Information and Control of Operations


Flight Information and Control of Operations

British Airways uses a computer system called FICO (Flight Information and Control of Operations) for its operational control system. FICO is used:

# To control and monitor the flight schedule on the day of operation, for the BA fleet throughout the world.
# To communicate the progress and changes to the operational schedule worldwide.
# To act as a legal record of aircraft and crew times.

The FICO application was first developed in the early 1970s and is predominantly written using SabreTalk (approximately 2650 segments), with some S390 Assembler (approximately 180 segments). In 2004 a project was started to convert all SabreTalk segments into C using an automatic conversion tool. FICO runs on a TPF mainframe.


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