Competing in the MRO business requires more than just maintenance skills and a good price, according to one company. Rick Veague, chief technical officer for IFS North America, a global enterprise software vendor, believes it also takes simple and efficient data tracking.
Online charter portal Avinode (Booth No. 2120) has introduced an improved search engine to allow operators to generate price quotes more accurately and quickly. With new pricing and aircraft performance profiles built into the company’s Marketplace software, operators can run multiple pricing profiles for each aircraft by selecting variable factors specific to a charter request.
NationAir Aviation Insurance has debuted a free iPad/iPhone app that gives clients one-touch access to its brokers, account executives and risk-management partners. The app, which can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store, also includes a claims checklist and allows clients to begin the claims process right from the app in the event of an accident or incident.
West Star Aviation has added a mobile support team (MST) to its Dallas facility. “All of the techs at the Dallas facility are available and ready to support the MST,” Sam Haycraft, executive v-p of operations, told AIN.
Apple hit a big milestone last month: its App Store officially surpassed 100,000 apps. That’s a mind-numbing number when you consider that the App Store didn’t even exist until July last year. Apple hit the 65,000-app mark a year later. The continued development pace is nothing short of amazing.
Sure, you can use an Apple iPhone to make calls, but as devotees of the ubiquitous device know, there’s so much more to Steve Jobs’ wonder product than the phone itself.
A big part of the appeal of the iPhone, of course, is Apple’s App Store, where users can browse a mindnumbing array of applications (more than 75,000 at last count) created specifically for the device.
The Teamcenter product lifecycle management suite being demonstrated here by Plano, Texas-headquartered Siemens PLM Software (Hall 3, Stand C6) has played a crucial role in the Sukhoi SSJ-100 Superjet’s progress from concept to its recent first flight, said Tim Nichols, the company’s managing director of aerospace global marketing.
The DOT is proposing to eliminate many of the drug-related questions required to be answered by employers on the annual management information system (MIS) forms. If the proposal is adopted, 14 question areas will be dropped from the MIS form. Elimination of the data will reduce the MIS form to a single page and standardize the information collected across DOT agencies, including the FAA.
Alaskan and Gulf Coast helo giant Era Aviation has entered the airline age with its recent signing of a five-year contract for use of Airline Automation Inc.’s (AAI) Internet booking engine and related services–in other words a complete airline-style carrier reservation system.
Continuum Applied Technology has released Version 8.5 of its Corridor aviation service software. New features include third-party compliance integration capability (aircraft records), flight operations integration capability, vendor invoice management tools, rotable management accounting updates, warehouse bin validation functionality and time tracking enhancements, among others.
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