Las Vegas, Nevada / 21 October 2019 – Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation solutions provider, releases SD PostFlight today at NBAA – BACE 2019 – booth C10217. The industry-first, web-based software, automatically populates the aircraft flight log with all available data relating to flight times and cycle events for each leg of a journey. The automated and timely record keeping precision of critical flight data reduces pilot workload, minimizes human error and improves operational efficiency by synchronizing the flight department, crew and maintenance teams with autonomous flight log information.
The aircraft movement data is delivered via SD’s datalink service, FlightDeck Freedom®, and is immediately captured after each flight event. The information is accurate to the minute and autonomously populated in SD Pro®, providing all flight operation team members with instant, direct access to the data. The increased accuracy of data can extend the time between scheduled maintenance events reducing aircraft down time and improving maintenance budget management.
In addition, data from SD PostFlight can be integrated with third party maintenance management tracking systems, including CAMP, MyCMP, and FlightDocs. To support warranty programs, customers can also choose to have data pushed to engine OEMs, with Rolls-Royce already signed up to receive operational performance records.
Supporting the SD philosophy of providing customers with agnostic, tailored solutions, SD PostFlight is also available as an independent module that can integrate with third-party scheduling systems through an intelligent API. The product’s ability to instantly and exactly record complex information marks SD’s first foray into aviation data management.
“In a digital age, it is essential that we provide our customers with a highly accurate way of collecting, aggregating, and storing flight data. It increases the visibility of the aircraft’s actual performance, can help optimize aircraft usage, improve maintenance efficiency and eliminate errors inevitable from a paper-based record keeping system,” says President of SD Business Aviation, Chris Moore. “We can improve safety too by effectively communicating with maintenance tracking systems and reducing crew workload, all of which is highly valuable to an operator.”
To support the near real-time recording, the SD Crew mobile app allows pilots to log Out, Off, On, and In (OOOI) times, fuel levels and fuel uplift, crew data, and leg notes off-line to make logging and verification more timely and accurate. Future releases will capture flight expenses and accommodation costs, which can improve accounting accuracy for flight departments.
SD PostFlight and the full SD Xperience portfolio of products will be highlighted during this year’s NBAA – BACE on booth C10217.
Photo Caption: SD PostFlight is the industry’s first real-time automated flight-log reporting software. High res available on request.
About Satcom Direct:
Satcom Direct (SD) and its group of companies provides global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head-of-state aircraft. The company also provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with many new capabilities in communications. SD’s industry-leading connectivity solutions are complemented by its divisional capabilities, including SD Avionics cabin router systems and SD flight operations software. The company’s next generation of services help to synchronize the aircraft with the flight department, connecting the entire flight operation. SD’s technologies provide the most powerful integrated data platform in the industry.
A premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium service partner, and Viasat preferred reseller, SD is also the Master Distributor of FlexExec. SD World Headquarters and primary operations center is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, and Brazil. For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.