Taking Off – Comunet’s Work in the Aviation Industry

Jan 20 2017
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Today we wanted to talk about some of the exciting work Comunet have been able to do in the aviation industry, in what we hope will be a series of blog posts focusing on the various industry sectors that we are engaged in. It is interesting to note that Comunet actually has quite a history in the aviation sector, beginning with our affiliated company, Avinet.

Comunet and Avinet – The Making of Maestro

Avinet was founded in 2005 with the aim of providing aviation operators with a streamlined method for records management, auditing and other tasks essential to the running of a safe and successful business. The need for such a service was identified by Comunet after completing extensive work for various aviation operators since its inception in 1995. Indeed, the market was predicted to be sizeable enough for Comunet to make the decision to establish Avinet as a separate (yet closely affiliated) entity. The decision has since been vindicated. Avinet’s core solution, Air Maestro, is now being used in over 30 countries worldwide and the company is proud to count organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Babcock and the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, among its customers. Needless to say, Comunet are very proud of the work the Avinet team perform and the reputation they have in the marketplace as a leading aviation software platform. Beyond Air Maestro, Comunet’s work in the aviation industry also extends to one of the key tools of the modern pilot.

Electronic Flight Bags – Power in Pilots’ Hands

 

Enterprise mobility management is a very important area in business technology today. Giving team members the opportunity to access corporate data from the convenience of mobile devices enables them to perform their work more easily and with greater collaboration. Comunet have helped many organisations build a more mobile workforce by providing the underlying management platforms to monitor and maintain a broad range of devices being used within their businesses. In our opinion, the aviation industry also stands to benefit from mobility management technologies. This is particularly true in the field of electronic flight bags (EFBs).

 

Equipping pilots with tablet computers allows them to access the most up-to-date documentation, including manuals, charts and checklists while they are in the sky. By utilising the VMware AirWatch platform (one of the world’s leading enterprise mobility management solutions), Comunet have been able to implement EFB programs in aviation operators across Australia. This has allowed them to more easily manage the devices in the fleets, in addition to providing pilots with the latest aviation apps to help them perform their tasks more effectively. Furthermore, the VMware AirWatch platform also allows for pilots to bring their own devices as part of a broader BYOD program in an aviation operator. To get a sense of how EFBs can benefit an aviation operator, be sure to check out the below video case study on the work with have done with Queensland Government Air Rescue:

 

As a business, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to offer solutions that benefit the aviation industry. It is a dynamic and exciting industry in which to operate, and we are proud to count the relationships with our aviation clients among the longest in our company’s history. If you are an aviation operator looking for new ideas on how to improve your organisation, be sure to check out our dedicated Aviation Sector webpage. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post and please keep an eye out for other industry-focused posts in the future.