Satcom Direct released a new product called SD PostFlight at NBAA 2019. The company states PostFlight is an industry-first, Web-based software, that automatically populates the aircraft flight log with all available data relating to flight times and cycle events for each leg of a journey. The company explains this new product represents its first foray into aviation data management.
Satcom Direct explains the aircraft movement data leveraged by PostFlight is delivered from its 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 direct access to the data. The company explains the increased accuracy of data, as a result of using PostFlight, can extend the time between scheduled maintenance events.
In addition, data from PostFlight can be integrated with third-party maintenance management tracking systems, including CAMP, MyCMP and FlightDocs. It also available as an independent module that can integrate with third-party scheduling systems through an API. 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.
“In a digital age, it is essential that we provide our customers with a highly accurate way of collecting, aggregating, and storing flight data,” said Chris Moore, president of Satcom Direct Business Aviation. “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.”
To support what describes as 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 offline to make verification more timely and accurate. The company explains future releases will capture flight expenses and accommodation costs, which can improve accounting accuracy for flight departments.