Posted on: 06 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Flydubai has become the latest carrier to “go live” with Vistair’s online flight operations document management service and, according to Vistair, is already achieving significant savings in cost and time.
The low-cost carrier, Dubai’s first, is now using Vistair’s online manuals service to provide flight-deck access to manuals for its crews, manage its flight operations documents, and gain easier compliance with GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates) regulations.
flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith remarked, “flydubai is firmly focused on providing the very best value to our customers, which is why we are pleased to have linked up with Vistair to manage our flight operations documents. The service has and will continue to save us time and money, which is good news for our passengers as we can pass on those savings.”
Vistair has a strong track record in designing web-based solutions which are driven entirely by the operational and regulatory needs of airlines. “Employing people to do highly-specialised digital publishing costs airlines serious money. Our data management expertise can be used to publish and distribute hard copy, web-based copy, content management and data support for the growing range of electronic flight bag (EFB) technologies,” noted Vistair managing director Ian Herbert. “There is no software to learn, train, license or support. The whole library of manuals is managed online, on Vistair’s servers, with instant access and full activity tracking and audit history.”
Key features and benefits of flydubai’s outsourced Flight Ops Manuals Management include: legacy document conversion from any format into a fully structured coherent set of manual data; publishing in any format – manuals can be delivered in HTML, print, CD-ROM, EFB or any other target format; publication of manufacturers’ data – Vistair can publish and handle Boeing and Airbus data supplied in FrameMaker, XML, SGML and other formats; customisation of manuals; and 24/7 access to manuals via a secure website.