Spirent Introduces Customizable Aircraft Server
Wichita-based Spirent Systems last month announced that the FAA awarded its latest aircraft file server–a PC running the Windows NT operating system–an STC and parts manufacturing approval. Developed primarily for use by major and regional airlines, the computer server is capable of hosting a variety of airline-specific software applications, the company said. These include Spirent’s Onboard Performance System (OPS) and Onboard Maintenance System (OMS), as well as weight-and-balance calculations, fault reporting, graphical weather depictions, cabin information systems and third-party software. Pricing for the server and associated software varies depending on customer needs. Dennis Schmitz, vice president of business development for Spirent, said the company can provide custom integrated software applications, certification and system monitoring tailored to an airline’s specific requirements. “To help our customers get the most out of their investment we have an experienced staff of application developers, system engineers and airline domain experts dedicated to transforming our customers’ needs into useful solutions,” said Schmitz. “We can be involved as much or as little as our customers want.” The server supports client workstations, including laptop computers, touchscreen PCs and most electronic flight bags.