TNT Airways selects BYTRON’s skybook®eFB on the Apple iPad
14 Jun 2012
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June, 2012, Kirmington, UK – Today BYTRON announced that TNT Airways based in Liege has undergone successful flight trials of skybook®eFB on iPad over a six month period. The iPad implementation is now flying regularly and on-going co-operative development work is continuing.
The skybook® project with TNT was started during late 2011 and has involved an integrated effort by the airline and BYTRON. The project team included three experienced personnel from BYTRON working with the TNT team to ensure that the implementation succeeded.
The TNT implementation includes a number of standard skybook® modules along with additional functionality specifically requested by TNT. Modules include, Electronic Tech Log, Flight Folder incorporating weather and NOTAM alerting, airline operational notices, voyage reporting, digital aircraft library, graphical map of aircraft route and an interactive pilots log allowing the capture of all elements usually recorded on paper copy.
Output from the EFB is transferred to the ground based skybook® Flight Record Vault (FRV) where it is combined with planned flight data to provide a comprehensive dataset for reporting and analysis and onward integration with existing airline systems.
Bill Harrison, IT Director at TNT Airways, commented: “the experience of working with BYTRON people on this skybook® implementation has been truly catalytic. Their “closing the loop” approach has made a considerable positive impact on the day-to-day running of operations, and has enabled us to achieve a fully connected aircraft. We are fast getting rid of paper flight envelopes and working with data that is near real-time; this is revolutionary stuff and skybook®eFB is playing a central part in this project.”
He went on to say “The blend of technology, industry specific knowledge and business experience demonstrated by BYTRON people has helped us set the tone of this project. They were very easy to work with from the very start and we are beyond satisfied with what has been achieved in the air and on the ground.”
Simon Clayton, Aviation Solutions Director at BYTRON, stated: “TNT Airways participation and commitment was evident right from the start. All too often airline operations and IT departments simply don’t fully engage in the implementation of an EFB project. They give the impression of
wanting to pass the baton over to a supplier, and in the process absenting themselves from the responsibility and more importantly from the creative process. TNT Airways people are just not like that; they are terrific to work with, and in particular the Ops people on the ground and in the air demonstrated enthusiasm and flair. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved together.”
BYTRON is a UK based company specialising in aviation data systems, delivering weather, operational data and totally integrated 24/7 flight data management solutions for airlines, airports and air traffic control. With over 25 years of experience supplying aviation systems to Air Traffic
Control and Airline customers, we are experts at getting the right data, to the right place, at the right time.
The BYTRON team is second to none within the industry, comprising software developers, software testers, business and aviation specialists. The company’s design philosophy is, and has always been, to provide highly flexible, technically innovative, and compliant user oriented solutions. We believe in being adaptable; reacting quickly to customer requests, enhancing our products to improve the service and help our users.
About TNT Airways:
TNT Airways is part of TNT Global Air Network included in the TNT Express Global Networks & Operations functional unit. TNT Express is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to 1 million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. It employs 77,000 people and runs a fleet of 30,000 road vehicles and 46 aircraft. TNT Express made €7.2 billion in revenue in 2011.