The inflight connectivity services provided by Gogo will enable Ultramain’s advanced applications to be connected in real-time, which will give airline personnel the ability to assess aircraft maintenance issues as soon as they are detected.
Andrew Kemmetmueller, Gogo’s vice president of product for connected aircraft services, said: “Aircraft maintenance reporting functions are traditionally accomplished using paper log books and analysed by ground crews between take-offs and landings.
“Ultramain’s applications modernise this manual process into a digital one by building these applications into pilots’ Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) maintenance technicians’ mobile devices and airlines’ back-office systems.
Ultramain Systems’ applications that can now be connected using Gogo broadband connectivity include: efbTechLogs, which allow flight crews to transmit accurate data about problems on the aircraft; eReporting, an integrated flight crew reporting software that replaces paper Air Safety Reports; and eCabin, which provides passenger information such as special needs for passengers.
“Ultimately, this partnership can help improve airline efficiencies and reduce maintenance related delays and cancellations, creating a better passenger experience,” added Kemmetmueller.
To understand Gogo’s vision for the connected aircraft, a copy of Gogo’s white paper entitled “Building the Case for the Connected Aircraft” can be downloaded.