Baldwin Safety and Compliance is working with JumpSeat to integrate its real-time crowdsourcing app into the Baldwin flight risk assessment tool. JumpSeat introduced its app last year, enabling pilots to share and access operational information that may not be included in a notam. Since then, the app has accrued several thousand users, Baldwin said.
“The JumpSeat app caught our attention immediately and we recognized its value as another dimension to the risk-assessment process,” said Jason Starke, director of safety at Baldwin Safety and Compliance. “Now we can make it even easier for our clients to access local intelligence at their departure and destination airports from the Baldwin system to help make more informed decisions regarding risks associated with their trip. It is simple to use and as the user numbers go up, the more valuable it will become.”
The free app is designed to save crews time that could be spent researching multiple sources. Users can search by airport through a map and can select categories for reports such as ATC, runways, fuel, ground handling, scam, and weather, among others. The app includes a favorites section on the menu for quick access.
“Our goal was to keep this app simple and easy to use,” said JumpSeat co-founder Ben Zavadil. “We knew this would help crews avoid issues not reported in notams and it has exceeded expectations.”