NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Get Delta Air Lines, Inc. Report said its turbulence tracking app has been installed on all of its 737 and 767 fleets since its launch in April and will later be added to its 777 and A330 fleet.
In a blog post late yesterday, the company noted that the app has helped pilots become aware of and avoid dangerous weather conditions.
The Flight Weather Viewer app gives Delta pilots live radar readings of air flow patterns and can measure where turbulence will hit. Traditionally, pilots receive a pre-flight briefing on expected conditions, the company added.
A color-coded map shows pilots where the turbulence is and what plane movements can help them avoid it. The data is also customizable by aircraft type.
Delta added that the app will soon be updated to help pilots detect lightning, hail and volcanic ash.
Shares of the Atlanta-based airline were lower in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday.
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The team rates Delta Air Lines as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by some important positives, which it believes should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks it covers. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. The team feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
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