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Santa Claus Selects Aerodocs EFB by Viasat

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We recently got a call on our special red phone from the North Pole’s most famous aviator – Santa Claus. After much ho-ho-ho-ing, he told us that he’d done some research and felt the need for an Electronic Flight Bag. Surely an EFB would free up lots of space for presents on the sleigh, instead of lugging around the complete 24 volume set of sleigh OEM operating manuals? And couldn’t custom forms be used to ensure that every child gets what they requested? And doesn’t he need fast access to notices from the North Pole ATC tower, and NOTAMs so he knows everything that’s going on in the sky, and flight plans so he never loses track of progress? We agreed. So the Viasat design elves got to work…

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Santa’s EFB

Sleigh – Manuals/Minimum Equipment List

What would Santa do if Rudolph’s red nose stopped working? Luckily, the Sleigh’s full suite of operating manuals (OEM and elf-produced), including MEL tells him exactly how to react.

Santa’s MEL outlines all the necessary equipment he need for a successful Christmas Eve, including:

  • Reindeer X 8 (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen).
  • Rudolph X 1 – essential for his integrated anti-collision light system.
  • Back-up anti-collision light systems.
  • Back-up back-up anti-collision lights.
  • Bells, to make those cute jingly bell sounds.
  • Magic power source.

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Santa’s EFB

Sleigh – Charts

We tried to do the math about how fast Santa needs to travel, including all those tricky take-offs and landings, so he can make every delivery across racing time zones. But our heads started to hurt.

With handy charts on his EFB, Santa knows that he’ll have the best chance possible of maximising his efficiency on Christmas Eve. Santa’s charts include:

  • North Pole take-off runway, with reindeer zones and Aurora zone well-marked. This is especially useful on the return leg, as Santa will be fairly exhausted by sunrise on Christmas Day.
  • Toilet rest stop locations, because all those little drinks and snacks soon add up.
  • Fresh carrot patches in the southern hemisphere so the reindeer can stay at maximum performance.

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Santa’s EFF

Sleigh – Weather/Flight Plans

It’s critical that Santa has his finger on the pulse with a clear view of weather activity all around the globe. He’ll be taking off from an area where temperatures can get down to -9C/15F, with snowstorms a daily occurrence. Luckily, Aerodocs EFB weather is updated dynamically whenever Santa gets within range of wifi. Santa’s told us that his wishlist for 2016 includes adding full connectivity to his sleigh, so we’ll be implementing that for him.

Along with weather, Santa’s Electronic Flight Folder – EFF – includes Flight Plans so that Santa has his routes optimised.

Santa needs to access multiple weather resources, including:

  •  Jet stream location. Avoid this when travelling west.
  • Blizzards, so he doesn’t miss a single chimney.
  • Black ice, because slippery landings may cause toy loss.

Let us know if we can help you to deliver a genuinely paperless cockpit across your fleet in 2016. Aerodocs EFB means that there’s no need for elves or Santa’s magic to help your flight crew perform more efficiently!

The Viasat crew would like to wish you, your family and your colleagues a Happy Holiday season and best wishes for a great 2019.

 

Updated, 19 December 2019.

 

MEET ARCONICS - 9TH ANNUAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS CONFERENCE, ROME, 1/2 DEC 2015

AeroDocs EFB, Airline Document Management. Flight Ops, Rome.

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The 9th Annual Flight Operations Conference is the world’s leading Flight Operations event and focuses wholly on the key strategic issues that effect the operation of commercial aircraft.

Meet Arconics at stand E26 and learn about our AeroDocs solutions in electronic flight bag and airline document management.

AeroDocs EFB delivers the paperless cockpit:

  • User experience comes first – pilots love our Viewer.
  • Annotations and highlights saved, even post-update (XML).
  • Accepts Boeing and Airbus manuals (XML).
  • Super-fast scope search.

AeroDocs DMS is the nextgen document management system for airlines:

  • Safety and compliance are easily managed.
  • Full XML authoring of operational manuals, no advanced skills required.
  • Manual and document distribution from a centralised source.
  • World-class document-viewing experience.

We’d love to meet you in Rome to find out about the technology challenges you face at your airline. You can click here to arrange a meeting, or email info@arconics.com, or call us on +353 1 611 4625.

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Dubai Airshow 2015 – Discover AeroDocs Pilot EFB and Airline DMS

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At Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users’ Forum, Dubai, UAE, 3 – 5 November 2015, stand 15, we’ll be showing AeroDocs, our nextgen Document Management System and EFB that delivers an amazing experience to pilots while making regulatory compliance so easy to achieve.

We’ll also be at Dubai Airshow 2015, Dubai, UAE, 8 – 12 November 2015, GATE (Gulf Aviation Training Event) Dubai Airshow stand G7.

You can get an overview of AeroDocs here. but there’s nothing like a demo to appreciate the power of our software and how we put user experience at its heart.

We’d love to share some of our ideas with you, and learn about the challenges and opportunities you see for EFBs and Airline Document Management Systems.

We’re looking forward to meeting friends old and new in Dubai, and calendars are filling up. Can we schedule a time to meet? You can get back to us by phone or email, or just fill out this form.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dubai!

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Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference – APAC 2015

 The Arconics team will be be in Bangkok on 28 – 29 October, talking EFB and airline document management. Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a meeting: http://info.arconics.com/contact-arconics

Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference – APAC 2015. Bangkok, Thailand. 28 – 29 October 2015. More details: http://www.aircraft-commerce.com/conferences/Bangkok_2015/Home.asp

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Qatar Airways Selects Arconics AeroDocs as Corporate Document Management System

Qatar-Airways-Selects-AeroDocs-Nextgen-XML-DocumentsNext-Generation System Will Provide Unprecedented Capabilities and Enhance Operational Efficiency across Qatar Airways Group

07 September 2015 

Dublin, IRELAND 

Doha, QATAR 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Qatar Airways today announces that it has engaged Dublin-based Arconics to implement an enterprise Corporate Document Management System (CDMS) for the global carrier. The 10-year agreement was recently signed in Doha by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Arconics CEO, Niall O’Sullivan.

‘Evolution 2’, the customized system based on the market-leading Arconics AeroDocs platform will provide a single centralised repository to revise and track in real-time all operational and non-operational company manuals and documentation for operational readiness.

The system will support all areas of the business that require access to documentation, including Flight Operations, Engineering, Ground Operations, Inflight Services, Cargo, Security, Human Resources, Finance, Commercial and a host of other areas.

The centralisation and consolidation efforts of the company manuals stems from the airline’s desire to ensure all operational, maintenance and security documents are managed and coordinated, with a mandate to effectively implement a versatile and user-friendly corporate document management scheme.

The AeroDocs platform delivers simple web-based authoring of XML documents, secure storage, controlled audited distribution, and smart sharing and reuse of data across the airline. The platform gives all users across the Group, external partners and regulators access to documents, with fast search facilities and offline viewing capabilities.

Qatar Airways administrators will have real-time visibility and control of the distribution process, ensuring that all devices are updated and that all staff have access to the current version of documents. Arconics will integrate AeroDocs into existing Qatar Airways Group systems to minimise the operational overhead and assure accuracy of information and consistency across all systems.

The requirements outlined by the airline included enhancements to the AeroDocs system, which will give the carrier unprecedented capabilities to ensure consistency across documents, notify document owners when regulations relevant to them are updated, and provide a unified enterprise-wide KPI dashboard for document compliance management.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said:

“The airline is very conscious that rapid expansion requires rigorous precision in how we manage that growth, and with the investment in enterprise technologies such as Arconics, we are addressing multiple needs of the business in one single point.

“Effective communication and secure data exchanges are crucial when it comes to safeguarding our global operations. This highly-customised tool we have invested in supports our day-to-day operations, and further reinforces Qatar Airways’ commitment to deploying the leading technologies in its business – both on the ground and in the air.”

Commissioning the new system followed from a recent IOSA renewal – which Qatar Airways has passed consistently since 2003. Qatar Airways was the first airline to undergo the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with 100% conformity. Now operating across multiple regulatory environments, Qatar Airways will utilize the CDMS to manage and track their compliance with EASA, FAA and QCAA Regulations, as well as conformity to IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices and enable document owners to respond swiftly and consistently to changing regulations and operational requirements.

Arconics Chief Executive Officer Niall O’Sullivan added:

“The rapid adoption by airlines of mobile devices and the impending arrival of global broadband connectivity creates extraordinary opportunities to improve safety and compliance and create operational efficiencies on the ground and in the air.

“We are delighted to have been selected by Qatar Airways for this milestone project, which will deliver world-leading document management capabilities and we look forward to working with Qatar Airways over the next decade to help them improve their operational efficiency.”

The airline’s operational teams will begin training on the new system in the last quarter of this year, with full go-live scheduled for 2016.

Senior Vice President of Qatar Airways Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, looks forward to the roll out of the Arconics system, which his division will manage on behalf of the airline:

“While traditional document management systems contain a database of corporate manuals and operating procedures, what we wished to invest in at Qatar Airways is a platform that supports long-term business objectives.

“In seeking the Arconics Evolution 2, our main aim was to develop an intuitive system that not only provides information, but includes features that will also enhance our operations and enable us to detect and address matters expediently.

“Qatar Airways approaches its safety and security operations with longevity in mind; and building technological enhancements is a primary focus in supporting the airline’s safety and security processes as it consistently attains double-digit growth, year on year.”

The five star global carrier currently flies to 152 destinations and operates a mixed fleet of 163 Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

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Notes to Editors

About Arconics

Arconics is a world leader in enterprise software and mobile applications for aircraft operators. The company’s mission is to help operators reduce costs, improve efficiency and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations. The company’s products include the market-leading AeroDocs platform for document management and electronic flight bag (EFB), and CloudStore, a wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) platform.

Arconics AeroDocs helps major airlines more easily manage their aircraft manuals and operational documentation. This software enables customers to meet, and exceed, their regulatory compliance requirements. AeroDocs uses a best-in-class iPad document viewer, which is fully-integrated with a document distribution, synchronisation and tracking system, as well as an easy-to-use XML authoring module. AeroDocs meets airline needs to cope with new developments in the air transport industry, to achieve ever-higher standards of performance in safety and audit compliance, and to provide the best working atmosphere inside the cockpit.

AeroDocs manages manuals for both Boeing and Airbus aircraft, making it ideal for airlines with large, mixed fleets. Nextgen XML functionality ensures that pilots get to use powerful features including advanced search and storage of annotations and highlights.

Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and Philippine Airlines. Tens of thousands of pilots, ground staff and cabin crew across five continents depend on Arconics software to safely and efficiently operate their fleets. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with operations in Sydney, Australia.

Arconics website: https://www.arconics.com

Arconics online press kit: https://www.arconics.com/media-kit/

AeroDocs product info: https://www.arconics.com/aerodocs-airline-document-management

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 163 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.

For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Arconics, Corporate Communications

Fergal Murray, Chief Commercial Officer

Tel: +353 1 611 4625

Email: fergal.murray@arconics.com

Website: www.arconics.com

 

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350

Email: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

Website: www.qatarairways.com

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IFE CloudStore Attended APEX/IFSA EXPO 2015

Productive Time in Portland!

The Arconics IFE team joined thousands more aviation professionals from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) at APEX/IFSA EXPO 2015, in Portland, Oregon, USA. EXPO took place from 28 September to 1 October. Arconics used the event to show the aviation world the unrivalled passenger experience that’s delivered by CloudStore, our wireless IFE product.

Full report on EXPO 2015 coming soon. To find out more, or to meet us at the next IFE event, you can email info@arconics.com or call us on +353 1 6114625 (Dublin) or +61 410 59 64 74 (Sydney).

Contact us today for a demo of CloudStore Wireless IFE.

Find out more about the Arconics passion for IFE content here.
More about APEX/IFSA EXPO 2015 here.

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Arconics Chief Commercial Officer to speak at Inmarsat Aviation Conference

Meet Arconics at the  Inmarsat Aviation Conference where aviation’s top trendsetters are meeting in Lisbon this 8th & 9th June. This can’t-miss event will feature exclusive access to aviation industry’s most influential players as they discuss strategies and share insights on empowering the connected aircraft.

Join Arconics Chief Commercial Officer, Fergal Murray for a session on Enabling Disruptive Applications during which you’ll learn about how connectivity allows realtime data from flight deck and cabin. Fergal will also cover how data can be turned into actionable insight with the right integration to enterprise systems and give examples across EFB, Cabin, and Flight ops of specific ways that real-time data translates to saved fuel, higher loyalty, improved efficiency, and higher profits.

For conference details please go to the Inmarsat website.

Looking forward to see you there!

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Aviation Industry Awards

Arconics shortlisted for the Aviation Innovation Award

Arconics are delighted to be shortlisted for the Irish Aviation Authority Aviation Industry Awards 2015 in the category of Aviation Innovation for its AeroDocs EFB content management product.

Arconics set about extending its AeroDocs product as a solution for flight crews to becoming one key element of a complete nose-to-tail e-Enablement platform, on which several mobile applications could be installed – for flight crews, cabin crews, passengers, engineers and airline management and administrative staff.

The first customer of the expanded platform was Aer Lingus, an airline with a long tradition of IT innovation.

With results such as lower costs, reduced timescales, reduced workload, improved audit compliance and better staff awareness, both Aer Lingus and Arconics consider the project a great success given the high level of acceptance from flight crews within Aer Lingus.

Further, the regulator has allowed Aer Lingus to remove paper copies of manuals from the aircraft, saving some 35-40kg per aircraft, per flight –a significant weight and hence cost saving for the airline.

Such was the success of the platform, in 2014 it was purchased by Cathay Pacific Airways, the flag carrier of Hong Kong.

Arconics will also announce another customer for the platform in June 2015 – a top-tier and one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with some of the newest aircraft flying today.

About Aviation Industry Awards

The Aviation Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the aviation sector in Ireland. The trophies will be handed out at the glamorous Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 28th 2015 in Dublin.

 

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Arconics at the EFB Users Forum

Arconics will be exhibiting at the EFB Users Forum from 2nd to 4th June 2015 in Denver, Colorado. We’re at booth 33 showcasing enterprise data management platforms and mobile app solutions for managing flight related data for the aviation industry.

AeroDocs is a unified EFB and mobile data management with integrated workflow and compliance tracking.  Provides completely centralised management, end-to-end security, smart re-use and sharing of  data across modules, and rapid access to the right information for flight crew and ground staff. AeroDocs runs on web, iOS, and Windows devices  and can publish to Class 1, 2 and 3 EFBs.

PaxApp is an integrated Cabin Management app to improve passenger service and report issues. It gives cabin crew access to all of the information they need to serve passengers better, and provide timely information to any of the airline’s existing ground systems. Everything is tracked real-time and permanently archived, where it can be mined for operational insight and business intelligence.

We’ve been working with the world’s most successful airlines and fastest growing airlines for 14 years, and we’d be delighted to show you how Arconics can sharpen your competitive edge.

To book a meeting with Arconics, send an email to sales@arconics.com and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange a hands-on demo.

About Arconics at EFB Users Forum

The EFB Users Forum, in coordination with the IATA EFB Task Force will be chaired by Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines, and Will Ware, Southwest Airlines.  During the 2 days forum the following Electronic Flight Bag topics will be discussed:

  • Operational Issues and Experiences
  • Communication Interfaces
  • Architecture and Installation Issues
  • Data input Devices, Terminals,
  • Displays, Interactive Devices
  • Application Software Programs
  • Connectivity
  • Regulations
  • Tablet Devices and Integration

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Arconics at Aircraft Commerce EMEA 2015

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Arconics at Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference

Arconics will be exhibiting at the Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference, EMEA 2015 on 10th & 11th June 2015 in London Heathrow. We’re at booth E6 showcasing enterprise data management platforms and mobile app solutions for managing flight related data for the aviation industry.

AeroDocs is a unified EFB and mobile data management with integrated workflow and compliance tracking.  Provides completely centralised management, end-to-end security, smart re-use and sharing of  data across modules, and rapid access to the right information for flight crew and ground staff. AeroDocs runs on web, iOS, and Windows devices  and can publish to Class 1, 2 and 3 EFBs.

PaxApp is an integrated Cabin Management app to improve passenger service and report issues. It gives cabin crew access to all of the information they need to serve passengers better, and provide timely information to any of the airline’s existing ground systems. Everything is tracked real-time and permanently archived, where it can be mined for operational insight and business intelligence.

We’ve been working with the world’s most successful airlines and fastest growing airlines for 14 years, and we’d be delighted to show you how Arconics can sharpen your competitive edge.

To book a meeting with Arconics, send an email to sales@arconics.com and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange a hands-on demo.

About Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference, EMEA 2015

The Airline & Aerospace MRO & Operations IT Conference is the world’s only event to address the key issues relating to the development of IT and it’s key use for aircraft maintenance and flight operations.

It provides a one-stop solutions for airlines, aircraft operators and Independent MROs, in just 2 days to discover more about how new technology can streamline and increase their operating efficiency as well as reduce costs dramatically.

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