|Airline employee using Rockwell’s ARINC AirTQM tool. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Today 03-15-2016] Rockwell Collins has introduced its ARINC AirTQM system, a real-time aircraft turnaround tool that aims to better manage aviation-related delays caused by factors such as weather.
“ARINC AirTQM tracks real-time data about factors that impact on-time performance so that an airline can better manage delays that are within its control,” said Tony Chapman, senior director of product management and strategic programs for Rockwell Collins.
The system uses wireless handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices to capture a time stamp for each task involved in turning an aircraft around including aircraft pushback, towing, fueling, cleaning and catering. It can also be used to monitor cargo, baggage, aircraft loading, flight deck and cabin crew, as well as passenger buses, boarding and deplaning operations.