Smart4Aviation: Leveraging Web to Simplify Airline Operations
Michael Lewis, President & CEO
The global recession created a profound impact on businesses and industries worldwide, and the commercial aviation arena was no exception. As economy began to regain its holds, the travel industry, especially aerospace, experienced a renewed growth and made a fundamental shift in its operations strategies, from traditional to a highly sophisticated web-based management processes. However, this upswing emerged the concerns of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MROs), in order to meet operator expectations for delivery and reliability. Meeting these challenges can drastically solve the industry’s longstanding problem of falling margins, and help it to grow consistently. This is where Smart4Aviation, for over the past 25 years has played a vital role in managing the complete aerospace operations. The company was started with the passion for aviation and idea to harness the power of the web to simplify the management of demanding airline operations. “We are committed to the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, state-of-the-art solutions and development processes serving the aerospace arena to meet their operational needs,” says Michael Lewis, President and CEO of Smart4Aviation.
Made up of aeronautical industry afficianado, software developers, and engineers, Smart4Aviation provides software for the success of airlines regardless of their size, range of operations or location. This is done through Smart4Aviation knowledgeable and skilled innovative IT specialists blended with years of aviation and aeronautical expertise to provide web based and mobile products and services to optimize, simplify, and improve airline operations. These web-based, EFB, and mobile software and efficient and reliable tools called Smart suite, enables pilots, crew, dispatchers, ground ops and many different departments to increase flight operational awareness. Smart4Aviation solutions are interoperable, compatible and can be easily configured into one system to improve quality, accessibility and availability of information while reducing operational costs.
Based on Lewis’ belief—‘a great in-flight service makes a journey safe and enjoyable for the passengers,’ Smart4Aviation effectively manages the corporate flight schedule through its Smart OPERATIONS MANAGER, a dynamic real-time airlines schedule and fleet management solution. This tool simplifies management of all aircraft movements and is the single source of all flight and operational information.
We are committed to the delivery high quality, cost-effective, state-of-the-art solutions and development processes serving the aerospace arena to meet their operational needs
Smart4Aviation is also an expert at managing and performing take-off and landing computations through its Smart PERFORMANCE. The solution can be accessed from any web browser or through cockpit ACARS requests, using the same computation engine, airport data and providing the same performance level. The system leverages state-of-the-art automation in order to increase efficiency and reduce workload, by storing and processing huge amounts of data, from airport/runway/obstacle information to fleet and aircraft properties, performance options and validation rules.
Working with numerous clients, Smart4Aviation has discovered that in an instance of delay in a scheduled flight, there can be a significant increase in operating costs in relation to crew, passenger and baggage misconnection, aircraft and gate maintenance. Smart4Aviaion through its Smart MISSION MANAGER allows operators to find the optimal arrival time which will minimize the overall flight cost.
Furthermore, the company also delivers real-time visualization and monitoring of airline’s fleet through Advanced WEB based flight-tracking. The solution provides tracking, monitoring, and analyzing events that can disrupt flight operations. The Smart VIEW+ then provides a real time alerts and advises when specific thresholds are exceeded. The module significantly increases situational awareness and enables users to immediately and proactively respond to any potential disruptions.
Considering customers to be the greatest corporate assets and best sales force, Smart4Aviation provides the utmost flexibility of solutions to its customers, for building the policy of continuous enhancement in order to set new paradigms for efficiency in a irline operations.