Bombardier Test Pilots Issued Aviation Docs17/04/12 17:59 Announced at the Fall 2011 CBAA meeting:
All Bombardier Test pilots in Challenger, Global, Water bomber, CRJ and Learjet divisions are now using Aviation Docs for all their in-cockpit documentation needs!
They join 35 other Part 91/135 and 121 fleets who have no standardized on OBDS Aviation Docs as their documentation solution.
OBDS Announces Aviation Docs EFB Solution for iPad16/05/11 18:50
OBDS announced today the release of Aviation Docs™, a paperless flight deck solution for business jet fleet operators to securely and selectively route all documents, emails and flight plans to pilots’ Apple iPads. Pilots can now capitalize on electronic features, such as search, hyperlink and annotation support. This new release provides fleets with a new standard in document delivery that is economical, reliable and compliant with regulations for paperless operation.
We have worked closely with OBDS and Sky Regional Airline to help launch Canada’s first scheduled airline using iPad and Aviation Docs technologies.
Mirabel, Quebec (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Pilots around the world have discovered that the Apple iPad is an ideal device to replace traditional flight bags as an “Electronic Flight Bag” (EFB). Aviation Docs™ is a suite of tools and services offered by On-Board Data Systems (OBDS), leveraging advanced cloud technology to provide fast, reliable and secure delivery of documents to Apple iPads and traditional Windows-based EFBs anywhere in the world.
The system simplifies the task of ensuring that all electronic documents, flight manuals, training manuals, revisions and flight plans are in the pilots’ hands, up-to-date, well organized and that the process is compliant with FAA, Transport Canada and other jurisdictional regulations regarding paperless operation.
“I’ve been looking for something like this for 3 years. I can’t thank you enough for this tool”, says Joseph Mann, Manager of Flight Technology at XOJET a busy Silicon Valley Part 135 jet fleet, who recently began using Aviation Docs.
The software is intuitive and adapts to the unique requirements of fleet management. Fleet managers, jet librarians and flight dispatchers are provided with the Aviation Docs™ Ground Console that allows them to drag-and drop electronic copies of their manuals, documents, and notices into online routing folders that transfer the correct documents to the correct aircraft. Documents can be routed to one plane, all planes of the same type, the entire fleet, or to special libraries customized for the fleet. Another feature allows email to be similarly routed in this targeted manner. Pilots are automatically notified documents are waiting for them. By simply pressing one button, all documents are retrieved, organized in the appropriate folder, and an audit trail is generated.
Many fleets employ pilots to fly several aircraft. An “instant aircraft switch” feature allows the pilot to select the aircraft they’re flying from a list, and the document library switches instantly to that aircraft, thus allowing one iPad to serve several aircraft.
“Aviation Docs has enabled our growing fleet of mixed types to be easily managed from remote locations”, says Greg Young, Director of Flight Operations at
Novajet, a Canadian jet charter company. “Updates and aircraft document status audits are easily verified from my office while aircraft are away from base.
The iPad platform and the Aviation Docs app have proven to be the perfect solution to our needs as a diverse and growing flight department.”
The solution also ensures that flight bags always carry the latest flight planning information by allowing flight plans from ARINC, Honeywell GDC, Rockwell Collins and FltPlan.com to be automatically emailed to the document library, with no effort on the part of the dispatcher.
OBDS has been delivering documents to windows-based EFBs since 2004. Given the rising popularity of iPads, the Aviation Docs for iPad application is designed to meet the evolving needs of the business aviation industry. The app supports features such as search, hyperlink, and bookmark; pilots can now quickly find what they are looking for. The annotation tool is useful for filling out forms, signing documents and entering notes.
BC Campbell, Vice-President Flight Operations for Canada’s largest business aircraft flight department Skyservice Business Aviation states, “We have partnered with OBDS since we introduced EFBs in 2004, and have more than 50 ‘paperless’ aircraft conducting operations around the world. Together, we have established support arrangements and built procedures to facilitate a seamless and straightforward transition to the paperless cockpit. We have also worked closely with OBDS and Sky Regional Airline to help launch Canada’s first scheduled airline using iPad and Aviation Docs technologies. OBDS has been with us every step of the way.”
OBDS provides excellent training material and customer support to make the transition to paperless smooth and easy. For part 135’s implementing an EFB program, OBDS provides documentation and support to help fleets prepare an iPad-based EFB plan quickly, for presentation to the FAA and other regulatory agencies.
Aviation Docs apps for both iPad and Windows-based PC are available at no cost to subscribers of the OBDS Aviation document service.
Three key benefits of the product are:
- Reduced weight/ costs: At 1.6 pounds, iPads weigh significantly less than traditional paper-carrying flight bags. This weight reduction quickly translates to major fuel savings and ease of transporting flight bags.
- Reduced effort: The solution dramatically reduces the effort required to keep documents up to date throughout a fleet.
- Reduced risk: The solution eliminates the risk of pilots flying with outdated information.
OBDS has been in business since 1991, providing document and data delivery services, EFB customization services and electronic checklist management services to over 500 flight departments in the business aviation sector.
To learn more about the Aviation Docs for iPad app and the overall paperless flight deck solution, visit http://www.aviationdocs.aero and http://obds.edicy.co
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Charles Guerin or Susan Brossard +1 (450) 476-1420
Deliver Every Document to Every Aircraft in the World19/10/10 08:31 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Charles Guerin On-Board Data Systems Tel: +1 (450) 476-1420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://obds.edicy.co
On-Board Data Systems Delivers Aviation Documents from a “Cloud”
Can Deliver Every Document to Every Aircraft in the World
Mirabel, QC, Oct 17, 2010 - On-Board Data Systems (OBDS) announced today the launch next month of a new, secure Aviation Document Delivery Service that leverages cloud computing to create an infinitely sizeable document repository for business aviation clients around the world.
Documents for all aspects of aircraft operation, are delivered to Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) running OBDS MFB™ software, Class 1 or 2 devices running OBDSsync™, as well as Apple iPad ® devices running OBDS AviationDocs™ software.
“OBDS Cloud is an extremely powerful system, capable of delivering every document to every fleet in every electronic flight bag in the world”, says Charles Guerin, President of OBDS. “Our clients expect the ultimate in reliability and security, and this service is our promise to deliver exactly that now and in the future.”
Bruce Huffman G-IV/Global XRS pilot and President of FlightAssurance.com says: "Information is only powerful if it is accurate, complete, and available when and where it's needed. Document delivery and synchronization through the OBDS Cloud, directly to any number of EFB platforms including the Apple iPad, becomes a 'game changer' in the way a crew can streamline and manage a data efficiently."
OBDSCloud system provides enhanced security, reliability, performance and capacity.
The Aviation Data Hosting Service delivers aviation documents, applications and data to aircraft via electronic flight bags and Apple iPads and is used by fleets around the world to create paperless flight decks.”.
The new system does the same, and then expands the original system by removing all performance and capacity limits, increasing security and subsystems to prevent downtime. Data packets are screened going in and coming out of the system for any signs of malware, virus-checked once they arrive in the repository and securely transmitted to and from EFBs. Reliability is enhanced with redundant fibre optic connections and continuously streaming backup.
FlightSafety International Partners with OBDS15/10/10 14:46 (AMTOnline.com: Top News) - Oct 13, 2010
FlightSafety International is pleased to introduce the Extended Advantage Program. The Extended Advantage Program provides FlightSafety Customers with preferred access, discounts, and other benefits for many of the products and services that are necessary to operate a safe, efficient and high-quality flight operation and to assist with increasing operational requirements they face.
“The Extended Advantage program is another example of how FlightSafety delivers the exceptional value our Customers deserve and appreciate,” said Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President. “The program includes a broad range of products and services from Safety Management and paperless cockpit solutions to flight operations support and online training,” said Chris Weinberg, Director of Strategy & Business Development.
Companies selected to participate in the program so far include, ARGUS - PRISM Safety Management System; PASSUR – Corporate Flight Coordination Solutions; Alertness Solutions - Fatigue Alertness Training; SOLIDFX- FX8 electronic Jeppesen terminal chart and document manager; FlightRisk – Risk Assessment and flight planning tool; Absolute Computer Solutions - Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) bundles and support;Onboard Data Systems (OBDS) - Electronic Checklist Customization & Update Service and ClipTraining - Microsoft Windows & Office online training.
“We are pleased that many of the aviation industry’s leading product and service providers are participating in the Extended Advantage program. They were selected based on input from our Customers, because they offer products and services that enhance safety, and for the value and other benefits they provide our Customers.” added Weinberg. FlightSafety Customers can take advantage of the program by logging on to the myFlightSafety.com website. Registered users of myFlightSafety can also review training history and reservations; download and print training records and invoices; and submit online course evaluations. Access to the website and services it offers is provided to FlightSafety Customers without charge.
About FlightSafety International
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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OBDS Releases AviationDocs iPad Document Viewer13/09/10 14:17 On-Board Data Systems has released a new software product allowing iPad users to access OBDS Hosted Aviation Library Services using an iPad.
The program is available for free at the Apple App-Store for iPad for all subscribed users of the MFB and OBDSSync Document Management Libraries.
For more information, contact Charles Guerin or Susan Brossard at 450-476-1420 or e-mail email@example.com