Viasat has announced that Japan Airlines (JAL) has deployed Viasat’s Aerodocs document to support JAL’s airline safety and compliance objectives, the company reported on Monday.
"Viasat Aerodocs allows us to effectively organize and manage documents to further enhance aircraft safety while helping us meet critical regulatory and compliance requirements…Having the ability to manage workflows in a more integrated manner, along with tracking read and unread documents, delivers significant value in helping us enhance our safety," said Captain Tatsuo Mori, vice president and chief pilot, Flight Operation Department, Japan Airlines.
Aerodocs is an aviation-grade document management solution that will provide JAL with complete control over the editing, distribution and viewing of original equipment manufacturer documentation. The company will also provide critical flight reference handbooks, maintenance manuals and operational manuals.
JAL will utilize the Aerodocs system, which uses information intelligence to enable digital transformation in air operations, to effectively adhere with safety, compliance needs and operational efficiencies that will improve passenger experience.
"Our airline partners around the globe are investing in new technologies that will expand their digital transformation strategies in order to increase collaboration, improve operations and help make more informed, data-driven decisions," said Dave Elliott, managing director, Viasat Ireland.
In addition to Viasat’s solution for aviation management, the company has developed a new modification kit that will provide terminal providers access and align with a variety of government-used architectures in Oct. 2019.
The company said that its new government-tailored modification kit is designed to allow for the accommodation of hybrid, multi-network architectures. Third-party vendors associated with the Department of Defense and foreign allies may access and test the modification kit.
The terminal kit will allow military customers to use a range of satcom terminals on a hybrid, interoperability-focused architecture. The kit’s technology will also accommodate interoperability with medium Earth orbit and geostationary orbit satellites across military and commercial constellations.
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