Viasat Aerodocs

The future of intelligent information in aviation

The old way of managing airline documents, operational and OEM manuals (often paper) and revisions is no longer acceptable in the safety-critical aviation space. Aerodocs unites the three key activities in the document process – collaborative editing for dispersed teams, customizable workflows and secure distribution, and UX-led viewing and feedback – into one seamless Enterprise-grade system.

Aerodocs Viewer app

The Aerodocs iPad viewer is aviation’s leading EFB document viewer app. It’s in use right now by thousands of pilots in the world’s greatest airlines. It’s built around the pilot user experience and displays manuals and documents in the cockpit with a range of amazing features. The native viewer is available for iOS EFB devices, and also has web viewer functionality.

Some of the key problems experienced by pilots that can be solved by the Aerodocs iPad EFB document viewer app:

Sync

Fast and flexible document syncing lets pilots choose specific manuals, groups of manuals or sync all. Incremental updates mean that only the altered portions of manuals are synced.

Search

Pilots can search document libraries quickly and effectively. In addition to free text search, pilots can leverage OEM XML to search for specific content, such as ECAM alerts, across all manuals. Large PDFs open quickly. Everything is fast, smooth, responsive.

Annotations

Adding highlights and comments to important content has never been easier. Pilots can easily manage annotations and highlights using the annotation listing feature and annotations are preserved between updates.

Day/Night Mode

Pilots can easily toggle between day and night viewing modes for maximum comfort in the cockpit, whatever the light conditions.

Effectivity

Tail-specific filtering ensures that pilots see only the manuals relevant to their aircraft.

Feedback

Pilots can send feedback directly to the manual owner, by tapping the feedback icon on the menu. Feedback can be actioned in-flight, and synced to ops over connected aircraft IFEC.

Aerodocs Distributor

The Aerodocs distributor module is a sophisticated, yet so easy-to-use mobile document distribution system. It’s a scalable, web-based portal that enables controlled distribution to thousands of pilot EFB devices, with functionality for distributing the airline’s own XML manuals, PDFs, and Boeing and Airbus OEM XML manuals.

Some of the key problems solved by Aerodocs distributor…

Distribution
At the back end, Aerodocs distributor lets flight ops take full control of manual distribution and tracking.

Upload and assign

It’s so easy to, for example, upload an update to the A320 MEL manual and assign it to only the A320 fleet.

Tracking

The dashboard then shows the pilots that haven’t yet downloaded the updated manual.

Sync

The pilot sees that there is an updated manual available for download to their iPad. Syncing the new manual to the iPad is fast and easy.

Confirm

The user then confirms that they have downloaded the new manual and user tracking updates accordingly.

This reporting is vital for regulatory compliance. It’s so easy to generate reports for offline use. Our comprehensive dashboard shows out-of-date users and interrogates specific user status. There is control over publication, new revision and expiry dates, with an easy configuration to add new aircraft and users to the system, with alerts and notifications.

Aerodocs Editor

The Aerodocs editor module solves all the problems around multiple teams working on documents and revisions, eliminating the risk of distributing outdated or incorrect manuals. Its intuitive interface is designed to get your authors up and running fast, collaborating to publish structured documents which conform to your corporate standards and keep up to date with the latest regulatory guidelines across the document lifecycle.

Problems solved by Aerodocs editor…

Collaboration

We work faster and better when we work together. Aerodocs takes this simple truth to new levels of efficiency by enabling your document writers to tackle the most complex document creation tasks efficiently and effectively. Build your team around the document, use real-time commenting, in-document messaging and change tasks to get your work done faster and better.

Change requests

Plan what you need to do, then allocate tasks to members of your team. If your team members have questions, they can easily communicate with each other inside the document.

Workflows

Aerodocs makes it a breeze to set up workflows to manage the demanding process of airline ‘write-publish-revise’ cycles. Out-of-the-box, Aerodocs provides a set of default workflows which can be extended for specific document or department needs.

Advanced features

Smart linking

Regulation referencing is an example of how smart linking enables smarter work. Document owners and users are alerted whenever a referenced regulation is changed. Nothing slips by Aerodocs unnoticed.

Content reuse

Don’t waste time rewriting what’s been done before. Aerodocs makes it easy to instantly find and reuse quality content from within your organisation. Just drag and drop and your document takes shape in seconds, but in the structured content format that your readers expect, and can understand most easily.

The Aerodocs Advantage

Aerodocs is fast-becoming the world’s leading intelligent information platform for aviation. A key advantage to working with Viasat is that we have many years’ experience building and deploying software to aviation. By working only with airlines, from mainline flag carriers to LCCs, we have built a depth of knowledge around operations, technology and regulations in this sector.

There are many benefits delivered by partnering with Viasat, including:

  1. We’re constantly learning about aviation operations and we feed this new knowledge into our product development process, into our customisation and deployment and into how we serve our customers.
  2. True digital transformation across the Enterprise. Our software comfortably enables digital transformation for tens of thousands of staff across the airline, by providing a Single Source of Truth for airline operations content, with integrated feedback.
  3. Our clients are among the world’s most successful and fastest-growing airlines, including Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, SAS Ireland, Stobart, Titan Airways, Aer Lingus, plus significant new customers that will be announced soon.
  4. Highly-experienced team with a background in aviation.
  5. World-class customer support helps us build long-term relationships, with 24/7 technical support to ensure that our software always maintains operational performance.

Our success can be measured by the quality of our partnerships with some of the world’s leading airlines.

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Flight Ops Compliance

All the problems around the distribution and viewing of airline documents are now solved by Viasat Aerodocs. This enterprise software is used by thousands of people, in the cockpit, in flight operations, and beyond, at some of the world’s most efficient and best-loved airlines. Viasat Aerodocs is a key operational platform in airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, SpiceJet and Aer Lingus.

Here’s how we do it. Leading with the world’s best pilot electronic flight bag document viewer, which features advanced search and annotations, our software uses sophisticated distribution, with per-tail effectivity, to ensure that each pilot gets the correct documents to their device, every time. Powerful document editing functionality is essential for today’s growing airlines, so our easy-to-use XML editor does all the heavy lifting so you can focus on what matters most. Viasat Aerodocs enables collaboration, and makes the production of complex XML documents a breeze.

Aerodocs is a modular, aviation-grade document management solution that gives airlines complete control over the editing, distribution and viewing of their documents. Pilots love using our software to view documents on the ground and in the cockpit. Flight ops and EFB admins love our powerful, simple document control. Safety and compliance managers like how our customised reporting makes their jobs easier, while risk is controlled.

Aerodocs makes your job easier, your life better, your pilots happier and your airline even safer. Contact Viasat today and tell us about your airline document project.

Fly safer with Aerodocs


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View the on-demand Viasat Aerodocs, Aircraft IT webinar

Aerodocs remembers for you. Deliver intelligent information to pilots, and across your air operation. Exclusive demo of new Aerodocs iPad EFB Viewer app, native iOS, nextgen UX.

Who: This webinar has real value for flight ops directors, digital transformation leaders, EFB managers, chief and technical pilots, technical publications, IT, procurement, compliance specialists and CAAs. Join Clyde Hatter, Product Manager, Aerodocs (pictured above, at left) and Gary Byrnes from the Aerodocs marketing team (pictured above, at right), with guests Micheal Regan, Head of Aerodocs Service Delivery and Kevin Adamson, Aerodocs Implementation Consultant, along with a demo by Rory Doyle from the Aerodocs Customer Success team.

What: View this must-see demo of the incredible, new Aerodocs iPad Viewer app. Designed for great pilot user experience, see how iPad EFBs can deliver unsurpassed document viewing, bookmarking, grouping, annotating and searching experiences.

We outline the four stages of the intelligent information lifecycle: 1. Plan. 2. Create. 3. Use. 4. Improve. We demonstrate how the Aerodocs iPad Viewer app makes the ‘Use’ stage of the information cycle intuitive and effective for pilots and other frontline airline staff. Everyone can access a single source of truth, and contribute to continuous improvement. Aerodocs Web Viewer supplements the iPad Viewer app, with a secure, seamless experience across devices. Aerodocs is the enterprise-grade future of intelligent information in aviation, with integrated editing, distribution and viewing functionality in a single platform.

Why: After you view the webinar, we can follow-up with you on an individual basis, arrange a full demo, send you our white paper, or arrange a test deployment of Aerodocs into your air operation.

Where: After you register, you can access the webinar on-demand, at any time that suits you and your team.

When: The webinar is available on-demand, for you to view at a time that suits you.

View the Aerodocs webinar here.

Viasat Aerodocs uses information intelligence to enable digital transformation in air operations. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits that Aerodocs can deliver to your air operation.

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