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IFS Flight Log mobile app launched

30th October 2012 - 15:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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IFS has announced that it has launched a new mobile app, called the IFS Flight Log, designed address the challenges faced by the Aerospace & Defence (A&D) market by enabling key operational data to be captured in real-time on smartphones. The data, relating to flight, crew and vehicle, can then be integrated directly with the new IFS Applications 8-based asset management solutions, improving efficiency and accuracy for real-time tracking of operational data.

The IFS Flight Log is the first mobile extension of newly launched IFS Applications 8 Fleet and Asset Management solution; and is part of the IFS Touch Apps series launched by IFS to provide real-time connection between the mobile workforce and enterprise ERP systems.

The system will enable military and commercial operations to capture operational data on smartphones as part of their asset management solutions. It eliminates the need for paper records and lengthy keying-in processes by providing a full flight log of all events pertaining to any vehicle during operations, including flight details, disruptions, faults, crew associated with the flight, and pre- or post-flight inspections. The data captured, which was often previously scattered in different silos, is instantly integrated into IFS Applications 8 to enhance the planning, delivery and monitoring of ongoing maintenance activities.

Graham Grose, global industry director, IFS Defence, said: ‘Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular within the A&D market, as they offer a rapid and agile method to deliver capability, with organisations such as the UK MOD and the US Army already investing in mobile apps particularly to support training capabilities. And the app isn't just available for aircraft—it's applicable to any military asset, such as wheeled or tracked vehicles and ships. If we take the example of a reconnaissance vehicle in Afghanistan, they can record any damage, for example failure of digital radio assets or vehicle engine performance limitation, and this information can be instantly relayed back to the UK base.’

IFS Flight Log is currently available on Microsoft and Android mobile phones and is privately hosted to reflect the requirements of the A&D Industry.

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