Airline opportunitiesEffective collection of data gives an airline instantaneous detailed awareness of fleet performance, diagnostics and incident investigation. Fully managed automatic data retrieval solutions reduce delays, data loss and associated costs. This can be achieved by managing parts availability and ensuring better oversight and control over aircraft operations and dispatch.
Many airlines collect aircraft post-flight and health data manually as part of overnight maintenance regimes. This often means a delay of hours, errors in the collection process, inefficient data mining and a lack of quantifiable metrics. The sensitivity of airline data means that data transfers need to be secured from aircraft-to-ground and data shared only with authorized internal or external stakeholders. While some solutions on the market allow for automatic wireless transfers, these require costly investments and authorities.
e-Aircraft® DataCapture can address these challenges.
e-Aircraft® DataCapture is a fully managed aircraft-to-ground solution that performs automatic acquisition of data from multiple aircraft systems. It captures, compresses and transfers this collected data automatically via available communication channels, based on operator selected business rules and priority based communications. This capability extents to all aircraft file types, which can be automatically synchronized and exchanged with SITAONAIR’s ground servers when the aircraft lands.
e-Aircraft® DataCapture is a purpose-built software developed in-house by SITAONAIR to be device agnostic, leveraging the full interface capabilities of any Aircraft Interface Device (AID). An airline can deploy e-Aircraft® DataCapture in two ways – either by installing it on existing Aircraft Interface Device (AID) hardware connected to the aircraft avionics systems, or together with an AID provided by SITAONAIR as part of a managed service.
In addition to managing data collection and file synchronization, the e-Aircraft® DataCapture software comprises of a full ARINC 834 ADBP service. This ARINC 834 service allows airlines to be ready for future growth and integrate seamlessly with electronic flight bag applications and operational efficiency tools when the time comes.
Data integrity and security being of upmost importance, the data collected by the software on board the aircraft is offloaded through the SITAONAIR Cloud, securely behind a firewall and inside a private VPN. As such, data is secure, consistently accessible, and allows our customers to avoid the costs associated with physical ground server implementations.
e-Aircraft DataCapture is supported by SITAONAIR’s technical support staff, with round-the-clock multilingual support and access to the airline’s data. Combined with proactive service monitoring, maintenance analysts will get aircraft data accurately and on time.