|FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons
[Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Ultramain Systems, a developer of airline operational software, and Gogo are partnering to connect Ultramain’s aircraft maintenance applications.
"Aircraft maintenance reporting functions are traditionally accomplished using paper log books and analyzed by ground crews between takeoffs and landings," said Andrew Kemmetmueller, Gogo's vice president of product for connected aircraft services. "Ultramain's applications modernize this manual process into a digital one by building these applications into pilots' Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), maintenance technicians' mobile devices, and airlines' back-office systems."
With this partnership, Ultramain Systems’ applications can now be connected via Gogo broadband connectivity. Applications include efbTechLogs, which allow flight crews to transmit accurate data about problems on the aircraft; eReporting, an integrated flight crew reporting software that replaces paper air safety reports; and eCabin, which provides passenger information such as special needs for passengers.
"Ultimately, this partnership can help improve airline efficiencies and reduce maintenance related delays and cancellations, creating a better passenger experience," added Kemmetmueller.