Stellar and Rockwell Collins — The Perfect Partnership

Rockwell Collins and Stellar have come together to develop an innovative and comprehensive flight operations management platform for business aviation. The next generation system—based on Rockwell Collins ARINCDirect® FOS—will give charter operators and flight departments an end-to-end aircraft management solution that works on mobile devices, tablets and web browsers.

"This vision will transform the industry. It addresses the growing demand for flight departments, aircraft management operators, FBOs, maintenance, and crews to work together — even across company lines. Our new approach with Stellar Labs makes this possible by creating a cloud-based global system that supports fast, robust, and highly secure collaboration at every level."
— Dave Poltorak, Vice President, Business & Government Aviation Services, Rockwell Collins

We are combining the market-leading operations management functionality of ARINCDirect FOS with the usability, reliability, and maintainability of a modern SaaS architecture and state-of-the-art hosting infrastructure. The result is a unified, collaborative platform and an applications suite that will automate, simplify, and streamline operations for both charter flight operators and corporate flight departments.

The Stellar solution is simple enough for single-aircraft operations, yet comprehensive and robust enough to handle the most complex operations with large fleets and multiple bases.

Founded by experienced leaders in technology, private aviation, and business, Stellar is bringing a new perspective to the industry.

With a diverse team of experts from computer scientists, revenue management analysts, and artificial intelligence specialists, we’re engineering powerful new solutions to meet the challenges of modern private aviation.

David Fox - CEO
David Fox

David began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 14, eventually founding four successful companies and holding leadership positions at three others, including Akamai Technologies, US Robotics, and Agistix, a logistics marketplace. With three generations of career aviators in his family, David brings extensive business development, sales, finance, and technology management experience to Stellar. David holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Fred Powell - VP of Operator Systems
Fred Powell
VP of Operator Systems

For the last 20 years, Fred has been private aviation's leading developer of flight operations management systems. During his tenure as the chief architect, designer and program manager for FOS, the system became the dominant solution for corporate, charter, and OEM-operations – used by 50% of Fortune 100 companies and 85% of the charter operators worldwide. Fred graduated the University of Virginia with an MS  in electrical engineering and computer science.

Tat Ng - Chief Operating Officer
Tat Ng
VP of Engineering

Tat is a highly accomplished software engineering executive with a strong track record of building and scaling high-performance teams. He specializes in large-scale B2B and B2B2C SaaS platforms and has had repeated success leading organizations ranging in size and complexity from start-ups to globally distributed teams spanning ten countries. Tat is a five-time CTO/VPE with three successful IPOs/acquisitions and was named Triangle Business Journal CIO of the Year in 2014.

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Vicki Nakata - Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success
Vicki Nakata
Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success

Vicki has over 15 years of experience developing business strategies, launching partnerships and products, and growing online travel businesses. She was a Principal in the Airline practice at Bain & Company and has held senior executive positions at Hawaiian Airlines and An avid traveler and airplane enthusiast, Vicki received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and her BA in economics from Amherst College.

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A New Technology Platform — Built from the Ground Up

In order for aircraft operators to participate in the 21st century, their technology platform had to be rebuilt from the ground up. From automated quoting and dynamic aircraft scheduling to powerful business intelligence built right in, Stellar can streamline your business.

Stellar’s unified platform leverages its cloud infrastructure and replicated data centers to allow robust, secure and real-time collaboration across all parts of the operation, with customers and with external partners.

Rocket Science for Jets.

Stellar is creating an entirely new technology platform and applications suite from the ground up—purpose-built for business aviation. We’re doing it in Silicon Valley and in Vancouver. Want to be part of that?