Flight-support provider Universal Weather & Aviation added two new ways for its subscribers to access its flight-planning products, the company announced yesterday at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Swedish start-up Cloudbase (Stand 2205) is here at the EBACE show launching its new flight scheduling software. The Cloudbase software targets small-to-midsize business aircraft operators. Easier work sharing and better pilot involvement in the planning process are its main claimed benefits, making for greater simplicity and efficiency in operations. Cloudbase is being offered for a monthly fee, without any installation or update charges.
There’s a flight department job that requires knowledge of airports and fixed-base operations, general aviation rules and regulations, aviation weather, Customs and TSA regulations, fuel prices and analysis, aircraft maintenance scheduling, flight log entries and another four or five dozen specialized tasks.
Professional Flight Management (PFM) of White Plains, N.Y., has developed a process that electronically transfers corporate flight schedules from PFM’s flight scheduling software into the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) database.
Air-charter broker and consulting service Aero Resources added a new program for outsourced scheduling and dispatching. The program is designed for Part 91 flight departments that need a contract scheduler/dispatcher but don’t want the expense of a full-time employee.
NBAA’s 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, held in Long Beach, Calif., last week, attracted fewer attendees and exhibitors than last year’s meeting, but many who were there agreed that a high-quality crowd made participation well worthwhile. Total attendance was 2,027, down from 2,612 last year, and exhibitors numbered 335, 14 percent off last year’s 391.
San Diego-based Avexus (Booth No. 1600), a software development company specializing in MRO management solutions, is currently beta testing release 7i3 of its Impresa MRO process management software, which runs on Hewlett-Packard and Sun Unix operating systems, on Linux.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Houston-based aircraft handling agent Air Routing International are preparing an online professional development program for business aviation schedulers. The program will be offered by NBAA and will be modeled after the association’s corporate aviation management certificate program for flight department managers.
viation schedulers and dispatchers as anything less than professionals, the recent NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference would have been a reality check.
The five-day event drew a record 2,618 attendees and 391 exhibitors, but what is most important is what outgoing Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee chair Jenny Showalter calls “a constantly rising level of professionalism.”
Universal Weather & Aviation recently completed a major overhaul of its online presence, including a new software interface that allows schedulers and dispatchers using Computing Technologies for Aviation’s (CTA) FOS scheduling application to submit trip data directly from FOS to Universal.
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