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Sky's the limit for cloud based aviation safety system

25th July 2011 - 02:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Australian software company Avinet has been taking aviation safety management to new heights with its online safety application Air Maestro. Launched six years ago, Air Maestro, which is based in the cloud, provides the aviation industry with an innovative means of assisting operators in running a Safety Management System (SMS) effectively.

As Avinet chief executive officer Mike Mulvihill explained, "Cloud computing offers secure Internet-based computing where resources, software and information are shared and provided to computers and other devices on demand, just like so many of our everyday utilities. It is a hot trend in the IT world offering big benefits to businesses."

Avinet knows the benefits of this ‘software as a service' (SaaS) all too well as six years ago they were contacted by then CEO of Heli Air, John Boag to develop a reliable and cost effective aviation safety management system. Avinet delivered to Boag a truly innovative web-based system bringing together safety and compliance.

According to Mulvihill, "There are now over 5,000 users of the Air Maestro system around the world - on average, someone logs on to Air Maestro every 22 seconds. Being based in the cloud means operators can reduce costs, improve reliability, increase mobility and eliminate messy paper trails," he added.

Cloud-computing based software also means operators have access to the latest safety and operational information anywhere, anytime via a secure internet connection. Even the smallest of operators can access their data wherever they have an internet connection and know that their data is secure when they are not using it. This reduces lost and incorrect data and minimises risks.
The demand for cloud-based safety and compliance systems in the aviation industry is on the increase, with a range of new software options appearing on the market. Being one of the first cloud-based safety systems offered to the aviation industry, Air Maestro has set a very high benchmark.

Of particular interest to customers is the customisability of the Air Maestro system, which constantly evolves with industry demand and customer feedback. This means that users of the system worry less about upcoming audits, compliance issues and can focus more of their resources on essential operational activities.

It's not surprising that operators like the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bond Helicopters, Heli Malongo, Australian Helicopters, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, and Brindabella Airlines have jumped on board.
Today, the system is being used across four continents and is widely considered as the defacto web-based- aviation safety, compliance and operational management system.

Source: Avinet


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