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Meet Viasat at MRO and Flight Ops IT Conference, LHR, 2018

Let’s meet in London

Join us for some plane spotting during coffee breaks, at the MRO and Flight Ops IT Conference, beside Heathrow Airport, on 27 – 28 November, 2018.

We’d love the opportunity to meet you in London, so just click here and let us know when you’d like to connect up…

Who: Meet the Viasat Flight Ops team.

What: AeroDocs, aviation’s document management system and our modular EFB system.

Why: The Viasat Flight Path to the Connected Aircraft enables airlines to deploy our flight ops systems quickly, then add wireless IFE and in-flight internet later, using the same cabin network.

Where: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, London Heathrow Airport, UK.

When: 27 – 28 November 2018. Just click here to book your slot with our team.

Take Control with AeroDocs

AeroDocs is so easy to use, it lets any airline take control of the XML editing of operational manuals, with multiple benefits, including:

  • Compliance module – link to regulations for fast reference and get update notifications.
  • Content re-use – save time and stress by confidently re-using existing content.
  • Process control – custom workflows to suit your operations.
  • Document lifecycle – full visibility and control of your documents.
  • Collaboration – many hands make light work and we make collaboration easy.
  • Auditing – generate custom reports for auditors, save time and stress.
  • Continuous updating – update your manuals in minutes for a more responsive operation.
  • High quality, reliable and secure – used by leading airlines.

We would appreciate the opportunity to present AeroDocs to you and your team, to tell you more about the measurable benefits that are delivered by taking control. We can also show how AeroDocs can help ensure IOSA compliance. We can supply the system directly, or participate in your next RFP.

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View our on-demand airline compliance webinar

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On-demand webinar on airline compliance – register here to view

The Viasat AeroDocs document experts will be joined by Captain Peter Delany, to talk about the airline compliance landscape in 2018, for our popular Aircraft IT webinar. We will also present new AeroDocs features and the product roadmap, and demonstrate how Viasat AeroDocs makes airline compliance easier to achieve and maintain.

Who: This webinar is ideal for flight operations, compliance, technical publications, document specialists, chief pilots, technical pilots.

What: A review of the aviation compliance landscape in 2018. New AeroDocs features. Product demo. Q&A.

Why: Captain Peter Delany and the Viasat AeroDocs team discuss compliance in 2018; the priorities, the realities and the obstacles. This webinar will outline how compliance and regulation inform the AeroDocs Compliance and Document Management System roadmap. The webinar will also include a demo of the system.

Where: The webinar is hosted by Aircraft IT. Register to attend and you will be able to access the recording at a later time.

When: 22nd February, 2018. Session 1 – 07:00 UTC/GMT; Session 2 – 15:00 UTC/GMT, duration 1 hour.

Webinar is available to view on-demand, just register to access.

Learn more about AeroDocs.

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Free webinar – safety and compliance document management for airlines

The delivery of a safe, quality service to customers is critically important in the high-tech aviation sector, where passengers have never had so much choice. A focus on quality and a safe, efficient passenger experience is what sets the most successful airlines apart. Efficient management of documentation plays a key role in successful delivery and has the added bonus of making regulatory compliance so much easier to achieve and safety audits easier to manage.

Safety and Compliance Document Management – Sign Up for our FREE Webinar

On February 23, 2017, we’ll be holding a live webinar on The Secret to Safety and Compliance, with our friends at Aircraft IT. We’ll give a brief overview of the extensive AeroDocs feature set, demonstrate why our software is the best safety and compliance solution in aviation, and answer your questions. If you’d like to attend the webinar, just click on the blue button and book your place with Aircraft IT.

The importance of documentation

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An airline’s documentation system must be a record of activities that are relevant to its quality management system and clearly linked to quality objectives. The documents must be in a usable format, controlled and continually reviewed, revised and improved. This is a complex task, particularly for an airline with a wide variety of complex documents and an organisational structure that may span the globe.

When the auditors call to check your documentation, they will look at a range of requirements:

  • Does your document system respond to the standard?
  • Is there consistency in naming conventions, look and feel, numbering and formatting?
  • Do the procedures describe what’s happening?
  • Is the documentation controlled?
  • Are all employees informed?
  • Are the procedures followed? By everyone? All the time?
  • Is there objective evidence that the procedures are being followed?

AeroDocs Airline Document Management System is designed to actively assist with all key audit requirements so that conformance with safety and other audits becomes a useful and productive element of management, no longer a time-consuming chore. Critically, AeroDocs is designed to be so easy to use, with an intuitively-designed front end hiding the complexity of a powerful XML editor at the back end.

IATA – Safety is Number One Priority

IATA, the International Air Transport Association, has identified safety as its number one priority and is committed to making flying even safer. IATA, which airlines join voluntarily, supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards along with the other regulatory bodies, from the UN’s ICAO, through the US FAA, the EU’s EASA and national CAAs. Safely connecting people and businesses continues to be IATA’s top priority. IATA works with airlines and industry partners in raising standards and implementing best practices. And the figures speak for themselves. Airlines who take part in IATA’s IOSA safety audit programme have, on average, 2.5 times less accidents than non-members.

Sign up for our FREE webinar with Aircraft IT, 23 Feb 2017. Just click here:


Find out more about IATA’s mission to make aviation safer at: www.iata.org

AeroDocs Document Management System assists airlines with digital document controlsafety management and it makes regulatory compliance so much easier to achieve. Learn more about AeroDocs DMS here: https://www.arconics.com/aerodocs-airline-document-management/


Image credits

AeroDocs screens – Arconics Studio

Keywords

digital document control, safety management, audit, regulatory compliance, document, airline, IATA, IOSA, AeroDocs

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Embrace Your Inner AvGeek – How to be an Aviation Geek

AVIATION – IT’S A HEALTHY OBSESSION

Loving aviation is now such a popular hobby, it’s got an official name. If you love anything to do with planes, you’re an avgeek. The hashtag #avgeek is commonly used on Twitter to help identify stories about aviation or aircraft. But is ‘geek’ appropriate? Let’s face it, aviation is sexy, and everyone loves planes, so avgeekery is about as far from the nerdiness of trainspotting as it’s possible to get. If you always feel the urge to look up when a plane passes, wondering what kind of aircraft it is and where it’s going, the good news is that there are answers out there. You just need to forget the etymology and embrace your inner avgeek. We’ll show you how…

THE OLD SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

observers-book.jpgAir band radio scanner – So you can listen in on pilots as they chat with air traffic control.

Binoculars – Because airports will only allow you to get so close to the aircraft.

Reference books – We all remember the ubiquitous Observer’s Book of Aircraft. Publication has ceased, so pick them up in car boot sales whenever possible. Most referencing is done online these days, but there’s still a good selection of printed guides and coffee table books available.

FAVOURITE AVIATION WEBSITES

www.flightmemory.com – This neat website lets you track every flight you’ve ever made. All those air miles add up!

www.airliners.net – Photo database and forums, so you can chat with fellow avgeeks to your heart’s content!

www.flightradar24.com  – Live flight tracking (screengrab below). We love this. Identify the plane that’s flying over your head. Free desktop version is amazingly interesting and the mobile app is just so cool, you’ll want to pay for the upgrade. Did I mention how we love this?

flight-radar-24-scrn.pngwww.planefinder.net  – Another live flight tracking service, this one is chasing FlightRadar24’s crown.

www.avherald.com  – Incident and accident database.

http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/  – List of interesting aircraft visiting Dublin airport. Similar blogs exist for most major airports.

https://aviationvoice.com – Good news source, stories from across every aviation activity.

http://irishaviationresearchinstitute.blogspot.ie/ – Quality source for information on all things aviation, with an emphasis on Ireland.

AVGEEK NEWSLETTERS AND MAGAZINES

There’s a stack of really useful free email newsletter services, so sign up for a few and you’ll have the inside scoop in no time!

http://www.aviator.aero – Focus on airlines, daily newsletter.

https://avgeekweekly.com/ – Very avgeeky newsletter, focus on aircraft.

https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/ – Runway Girl delivers spot-on analysis of the passenger experience (#paxex), in-flight entertainment and cabin interiors side of aviation. Sign up for the weekly newsletter.

https://flightchic.com/ – Good blog and newsletter.

https://50skyshades.com/ – Fifty Sky Shades is a good all-round resource with a nifty, weekly newsletter.

http://info.arconics.com/offer-5 – The Connected Aircraft Newsletter from Arconics is the aviation industry’s favourite monthly newsletter about all things aviation, airline software, connectivity and the passenger experience.

http://www.airlinerworld.com – Airliner World is a very good avgeek magazine.

www.flightglobal.com – When you’re ready to turn professional avgeek, Flightglobal is the place to go. The publishers of Flight International magazine offer a comprehensive news service and – for subscribers – a searchable database of all the world’s airlines.

 http://apex.aero/newsletter – The APEX newsletter is a great source of news on aviation, with a special focus on the airline passenger experience.

AVIATION ACTIVITIES

Hang around the airport at the weekend. Dublin Airport has some superb locations for planespotting – check out the R108 around the far side of the runway (airport side of IKEA roundabout off the M50) – and every airport has a similar offering. Hanging around the departures hall is not so much fun and you could get arrested.

Travel just for the fun of it! This might sound insane but, in the olden days, flying was considered a glamorous pursuit, an end in itself. Some LCCs may have tried to remove all the sophistication and excitement from flying but avgeeks know that they will never succeed.

Book specific flights just to fly on individual aircraft.

Bore all your friends by constantly talking about aviation…

FINALLY, BUILD A CAREER IN AViATION…

Get paid and build a career out of talking about aviation! It’s easier than you might think. For starters, there’s a major, growing shortage of airline pilots and cabin crew are always in demand. Then think about the legions of men and women who work on the ground to keep the aircraft flying and the airports operational 24/7. In Ireland, we’ve
got all the world’s top aircraft leasing companies, and they’re always looking for the right talent. Then you’ve got support companies like Arconics, the world’s leading airline software provider, working with some of the world’s most successful, profitable and best-loved airlines and always looking for talent, talent that’s not afraid to be called… avgeek!

Discover avgeek job opportunities with Arconics at: https://www.arconics.com/careers/


Read more

Very useful beginner’s guide to planespotting from CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/02/aviation/plane-spotting-beginners-guide/index.html

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Aviation News – Connected Aircraft Newsletter

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Sign up for the Arconics Connected Aircraft Aviation Newsletter

All the latest aviation, EFB, airline document management and wireless IFE news delivered straight to your inbox every month. We love all things aviation and it shows. If there’s anything that you’d like us to cover in future editions of Connected Aircraft, please get in touch.

Sign up for your free newsletter here: http://info.arconics.com/offer-5

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Visiting Dublin for IATA AGM – Airline Executive Playbook for Success

As many of the world’s leaders in aviation gather in Dublin this week for the IATA AGM, being held in the RDS, 1-3 June, 2016, the Arconics crew presents this short and sweet guide to the very best our glorious city has to offer…

Oscar-Wilde-Arconics-software-dublin-iata-agm2016.jpg1. RDS location, proximity to city centre

The RDS is located in Dublin 4, the city’s most affluent and expensive inner suburb. On exiting the RDS main hall, turning right will bring you south, towards Blackrock, Dalkey, lots of lovely beaches, mountains and glorious County Wicklow. In need of some fresh air between sessions? Exit the RDS and go right, then take your first left to go to Sandymount, a mere 15 minute walk to the sea. Yes, the sea! Turning left brings you to the city centre, passing the US Embassy, the Grand Canal and to Merrion Square (featuring a statue of Dublin’s most famous wit, Oscar Wilde) and Trinity College (which is right beside Arconics HQ).

2. Dublin nightlife

Dublin has a justified reputation as a party capital of the world. Why is this? Mainly because people are out in town every night of the week. Weekends are manic, certainly, but any midweek night still offers a wide selection of buzzing bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Just follow the crowds. Temple Bar is a leading destination for visitors but, with the area’s bars very much geared towards tourists with traditional music sessions and high prices, you won’t find many Dubliners here. Try heading towards Wexford Street instead, with a a great strip of bars and restaurants, including Whelan’s, a legendary bar and live music venue. For a classy drink, we recommend the bar at the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green.

As you enjoy sampling Dublin’s nightlife, let us paraphrase Oscar Wilde for you: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the contrails.”

3. Software tech hub

All the world’s leading software companies have major operations in Dublin. The area around the docks on the south side of the River Liffey is so crammed with tech businesses, it’s been dubbed Silicon Docks. And that’s where you’ll find Arconics airline software so, if you’re on a tour of Silicon Docks, give us a call and drop by for a coffee! The dockside area has plenty of beautiful, panoramic views of the city and lots of cool eateries.

4. Art and culture

Three art galleries worth a look are the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare St, which boasts old masters, including a prized Caravaggio. There’s currently an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings which is free, but requires online booking: http://www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

Caravaggio_The_Taking_of_Christ_1602-1.jpgThe Hugh Lane Gallery, on Parnell Square at the top of O’Connell St, the city’s main thoroughfare boasts an amazing collection of Impressionist masterpieces and Irish contemporary art, including Manet, Monet, Renoir’s Umbrellas and Francis Bacon’s complete studio.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is in Kilmainham, to the west of the city and features new talents juxtaposed alongside key names in modern art. IMMA is adjacent to Kilmainham Gaol, a leading visitor attraction that educates about the 1916 Easter Rising, the centenary of which is commemorated this year.

Guinness is not just one of the world’s most iconic brands, it is also part of the essence of Dublin. You can learn why at any of the city’s bars, but the Guinness Storehouse offers the complete history and experience. It’s also the city’s leading tourist attraction.

5. Shopping

The best shopping area is around Grafton Street, in the south city centre. Here you can find high end department stores, such as Brown Thomas, as well as good quality souvenir shops – try Kilkenny Design – and plenty of great restaurants and bars. There’s also shopping around Henry Street on the northside (mass market fashion, mainly) and in Dundrum Town Centre, a short trip from the RDS and one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Dundrum features lots of high end fashion, with stores by Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Hamleys.

6. Dublin essentials

For fast and easy access to taxis, try downloading the HAILO app. It’s possible to walk to the city centre from Ballsbridge and once you’re in town, travelling by foot is the best way to experience Dublin’s soul. Want some high end food? Try Restaurant Patrick Gilbaud on Merrion St, Ireland’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars. Best bar in Dublin? That’s a big ask, but we recommend Whelan’s, the Pavilion in Trinity College on a sunny evening (especially if there’s a cricket match on!), the Shelbourne Hotel bar, Toner’s, the Long Hall, the Palace, the Stag’s Head and Kehoe’s.

And you’re probably asking: “Is it always this sunny in Dublin?” Of course it is! Enjoy!

Contact Arconics by phone on 01 611 4625 or email hello@arconics.com


 

Photo credits

Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square – Arconics Crew

The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio, 1602 – National Gallery of Ireland

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Arconics Airline EFB Software Congratulates Aer Lingus on 80th Anniversary

Arconics to attend EFB Users Forum in Munich to demo AeroEFB, as deployed by Aer Lingus, and to gain further insight into electronic flight bag market needs

PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release

19 May 2016

 

Hundreds of airline delegates will gather in Munich, Germany, from May 24-26 to discuss EFB issues. Arconics, the world’s leading airline software provider in EFB, document management and Wireless IFE, will demonstrate the AeroEFB modular electronic flight bag, which is used by Aer Lingus across its fleet of 46 Airbus aircraft, with 12 on order, including 9 A350-900s.

AeroEFB is a portable app, built as a native iOS app for iPads, so Arconics delegates will be particularly interested in the discussions around mobile applications and EFB operator experiences. The users forum is an excellent opportunity to learn more about real world experiences around the use of EFBs and the transition to the paperless cockpit.

Aer Lingus, now part of IAG, celebrates its 80th anniversary on May 27, 2016, and every Aer Lingus pilot uses the full range of AeroEFB modules. We are proud of our close association with Aer Lingus and look forward to working with the airline to continue delivering the best possible experience to flightcrew, while maintaining end-to-end control of the safety and compliance process.

Ends

Enjoy a short video about the inaugural Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to LAX, with an all-female crew using AeroEFB:
http://www.irishtimes.com/cockpit-view-as-aer-lingus-return-to-los-angeles-1.2645260

Learn more about Arconics EFB software, AeroEFB: https://www.arconics.com/efb-eff-aerodocs/

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For further information, please contact:

Gary J Byrnes, Digital Marketing Manager, Arconics

T: +353 1 611 4625

M: +353 87 249 3051

E: gary.j.byrnes@arconics.com

W: www.arconics.com

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

 

Notes for editors

About the EFB Users Forum

The forum is designed to coordinate activity among airlines, cargo carriers, other aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers, regulators and EFB suppliers. General discussion topics include regulations, operational issues and experiences, connectivity and security, mobile apps and human factors.

Learn more: http://www.aviation-ia.com/aeec/projects/efb_users_forum/index.html

 

About Arconics

Arconics is a world leader in enterprise software and mobile applications for aircraft operators. The company’s products include the market-leading AeroDocs platform for document management and EFB, and CloudStore, a wireless IFE platform. Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Tigerair Australia, Cathay Pacific Airways, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Philippine Airlines and others. Tens of thousands of pilots, ground managers 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.

Learn more at Arconics website: https://www.arconics.com

 

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Meet Arconics in Amsterdam, MRO and Flight Ops Conference, 14-15 June 2016

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Airline and Aerospace MRO and Flight Operations IT Conference, EMEA – Amsterdam, Netherlands. 14 – 15 June 2016

The Arconics team will be presenting and doing software demos and it would be great to meet up in Amsterdam to talk about how our software can solve many airline problems around document creation, control and distribution and the deployment of modular EFB with iOS and Windows apps. We’ll be at stand E3.

We had a very productive presence at the EFB Users Forum in Munich last month and we will be feeding discussions from that event into our product development roadmap. It would be great to continue the conversation in Amsterdam and also to start new conversations with our friend in the world’s most exciting industry.

Our main focus will be on AeroEFB, our modular electronic flight bag software, and AeroDocs, our airline document control software, which is available in three, tiered solutions.

AeroEFB at a glance

  1. Modular EFB solution, designed around your needs.
  2. Modules include Manuals, Flight Briefing, Forms, Weather and Read+Sign Notices.
  3. Integrates with leading flightplan and weather data sources.
  4. iOS and Windows viewers.
  5. World’s leading manual delivery and viewing experience.

AeroDocs at a glance

  1. AeroDocs CONTROL – Controlled PDF distribution and viewing on iOS devices. The perfect introduction to the paperless cockpit.
  2. AeroDocs COMPLIANCE – Regulatory compliance made easy, with structured XML authoring and controlled digital document distribution, including Boeing and Airbus XML manuals, on iOS and Windows mobile devices.
  3. AeroDocs ENTERPRISE – Fully customised, self-hosted solution for the creation and control of XML documents across the airline, from the flightdeck to the boardroom.

See you in Amsterdam!


Further reading

Read more about AeroEFB here: https://www.arconics.com/efb-eff-aerodocs/

Read more about AeroDocs here: https://www.arconics.com/document-control-compliance-aerodocs-dms/

Read more about the event here: http://www.aircraft-commerce.com/conferences/EMEA2016/Agenda.asp

Click on the blue button to arrange a meeting, or just drop by stand E3 and say hello!

Sign up for our Connected Aircraft Newsletter to get our report from the EFB Users Forum and all our other news around airline software and connectivity.

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IATA AGM – Dublin 2016

Dublin’s RDS hosts the IATA AGM, 1 – 3 June 2016

800px-RDS_Dublin_2008_-_main_entrance.jpgThe IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders. This event is expected to attract almost 800 attendees including CEOs from 85 airlines, as well as high level executives from OEMs, airports, governments, ANSPs, IT providers and other stakeholders.

In 2016, the 72nd AGM will be hosted by Aer Lingus – celebrating 80 years since its first commercial flight – and will take place in Europe’s most amazing, welcoming city. Dublin is now staking a claim to being the world’s leading software development hub. Air transportation plays a vital role in the social and economic life of Ireland and the we have a proud history of contribution to the development of aviation, including the creation of aircraft leasing and the low cost model. The IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit is a unique opportunity for the industry’s top chief executives and leaders to discuss policy and share their views on civil aviation. Unfortunately, this event is not open to the public and is by invitation only, so stay tuned to Arconics social media and blog for full reports.

What is IATA?

IATA-logo.pngIATA is the International Air Transport Association, a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of around 260 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA’s member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Kilometers air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Safety is the number one priority for IATA. The main instrument for safety is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). IOSA has also been mandated at the state level by several countries. In 2012, aviation posted its safest year ever. The global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.20, the equivalent of one accident every 5 million flights. Future Richard_Quest_2014.jpgimprovements will be founded on data sharing with a database fed by a multitude of sources and housed by the Global Safety Information Center. In June 2014 the IATA set up a special panel to study measures to track aircraft in flight in real time.

The IOSA certification audit is an internationally-recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA uses internationally-recognised audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner. Airlines are re-evaluated every two years. Registering for IOSA certification and auditing is not mandatory, so an airline that does not have IOSA certification may have either failed the IOSA audit or simply chosen not to participate. Small, regional airlines generally don’t do the IOSA audit primarily because of the cost to have the audit conducted and then to implement the likely required changes.

Paperless Cockpit and Carbon Emission Reduction

IATA members and all industry stakeholders have agreed to three sequential environmental goals:

  1. An average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% a year from 2009 through 2020.
  2. A cap on net carbon emissions from aviation from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth).
  3. A 50% reduction in net aviation carbon emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels.

At the 69th IATA annual general meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, members overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution on “Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020) Strategy.”

Meet Arconics in Dublin Around IATA AGM 2016

Richard Quest, CNN’s resident AvGeek and business correspondent, is expected to attend the AGM. Arconics invites Richard, the world’s aviation media, and all airline CEOs, to meet us for an insider tour of Dublin. Arconics HQ is in Silicon Docks, just down the road from the RDS, and we’d be delighted to show you the sights of this amazing and vibrant city. Dublin is a world-leading software development hub, with a rich aviation heritage. We’d love the opportunity to share our thought leadership in software and aviation.

Just click here to get in touch or to request more info on Dublin, host city for IATA AGM 2016.

Call us on +353 1 611 4625. Welcome to Dublin!


Find out more

Learn more about Arconics airline software: https://www.arconics.com

IATA AGM: http://www.iata.org/events/agm/2016/pages/index.aspx

Learn more about IATA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Air_Transport_Association


Image credits

RDS main entrance – by Culnacreann, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4552513

Richard Quest – by AIB (Association for International Broadcasting) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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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