Just released is Aviation Docs, a suite of tools and services offered by On-Board Data Systems (OBDS), leveraging advanced cloud technology to provide delivery of documents to Apple iPads and traditional Windows-based EFBs.
The software is intuitive and adapts to the requirements of fleet management, according to company officials. Fleet managers, jet librarians and flight dispatchers are provided with the Aviation Docs Ground Console that allows them to drag-and drop electronic copies of their manuals, documents, and notices into online routing folders that transfer the correct documents to the correct aircraft. Documents can be routed to one plane, all planes of the same type, the entire fleet, or to special libraries customized for the fleet. Another feature allows email to be similarly routed in this manner. Pilots are automatically notified documents are waiting for them. By pressing one button, all documents are retrieved, organized in the appropriate folder, and an audit trail is generated, officials said.
Many fleets employ pilots to fly several aircraft. An “instant aircraft switch” feature allows the pilot to select the aircraft they’re flying from a list, and the document library switches instantly to that aircraft, allowing one iPad to serve several aircraft.
Aviation Docs apps for both iPad and Windows-based PC are available at no cost to subscribers of the OBDS Aviation document service.