flight process

Ground
Process

Before flight, all information that has to be delivered to connected devices has to be deployed by executing the standardized Logipad Ground Process. This process meets the requirements set out by the FAA and the EASA in the AC120‐76B and NPA 2012‐02 (former TGL‐36) documentation.

During this process all required Logipad administration tasks are managed by using one central web-based administration interface:

  • document
    management
  • upload
    of new application data
  • user,
    device and role management
  • access
    to release management and compliance reports

In addition, the Logipad Ground Process platform includes release management features for integrated applications and documents. Only those authors who are responsible for this process are allowed to release content to the test and productive data environment.

Pre-Flight

Documents, updates, notes, and eBriefing/EFF

All relevant information for the flight is sent to the crew based on roles selected by the flight operations authors or administrators. This information may contain new documents, notes, eForms, confirmation information or specific updates. Beyond this, we have implemented eBriefing as a new and elementary function:

Relevant flight information is provided by a flight planning system as a briefing package, and is accessed via synchronization in the Logipad App (e.g. iPad). The briefing package includes the following information:

  • the flight plan
    (OFP; flightlog)
  • weather
    information
  • NOTAMS (airport, enroute, critical ETOPS)
  • weather charts
  • additional flight information

Your crew is briefed with relevant flight-information in a secure and efficient way.

 

In-Flight

During flight, Logipad can be used for fuel and time checks, OFP, NOTAMS. Weather information can also be checked and viewed at any time in-flight.

The eBriefing/EFF function of Logipad allows the logging of OFP data: after adding the take-off time, times for subsequent waypoints are calculated automatically. All time displays are in UTC, so pilots have no difficulty with passing time zones. A similar log form is available for fuel checks. If connectivity exists, Logipad can also be used from time to time to get current weather data updates.

In preparation for descent and approach, the cockpit crew can also use third-party apps such as Lido charts or performance calculation apps.

 

Post-Flight

All flight-specific information (e.g. flight logs, forms like crew rest etc.) is noted down in-flight and transferred back after flight to flight operations. Logipad needs to be synchronized between the client device and the backend system again to send all flight data back.

After successful synchronization, the added data can no longer be changed and – in compliance with the requirements of national aviation authorities (CEA, FAA, EASA) – they are saved for at least three months.

 

Smart
Use Cases

#1: In combination with our Single Sync button on Windows-based devices or iPads, flight crew can download relevant flight information anywhere where they are connected to the Internet (mobile or WiFi): In hotel rooms or on the crew bus, for example. If a confirmation is needed, this is displayed to the pilot by the confirmation function. With the next Single Sync click in the Logipad app, the flight operations department receives the confirmation given by the pilot.

#2: The crew rest form, which is necessary on transatlantic flights, is filled in by crew members. After landing, the form is finalized and the corresponding data is transferred back to the flight operations department via Single Sync.

#3: Using digital data transactions reduces and changes the paperwork in cockpits. Additionally, it enables the safekeeping of relevant flight information in compliance with the requirements set out by the FAA and the EASA in the AC120‐76B and NPA 2012‐02 (former TGL‐36) documentation.