Full-service carrier Vistara has selected Ultramain System for providing electronic logbook software as the airline looks to go paperless in its operations.
Ultramain Systems’ electronic logbook software ELB replaces paper-based processes while offering comprehensive functionality and innovative features to help make airlines’ operations seamless, according to a statement.
Ultramain ELB will fully replace aircraft paper technical log, cabin log, journey log, damage log, and fuelling log, providing a validated electronic Certificate of Release to Service (e-CRS) on flights operated by Vistara, the Tata-SIA joint venture airline said in the statement.
The ELB application will be used by flight and cabin crew and engineers on iOS devices to provide integrated workflows with Vistara’s maintenance and operational systems, it said.
Vistara said it is seeking necessary approvals from relevant authorities before fully integrating this solution across its operations.
“Vistara remains committed to constantly improving operational efficiency across processes through automation and we’ve been investing in the right technologies to achieve this goal. We are delighted to partner with Ultramain Systems which will provide the first electronic logbook to seek operational approval to operate a fully electronic technical and cabin logbook in India.
Ultramain ELB will be integrated with various live processes like Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS), Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and Aviation Resource Management System (ARMS) for seamless operations.”Sisira Kanta Dash, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, Vistara
Vistara will become the first Indian airline to introduce an e-tech logbook solution and go paperless in its operations, the airline said.
“Ultramain ELB will help digitise our aircraft paper logs and improve operational effectiveness,” said Vinod Bhat, chief information officer at Vistara.
“The ELB’s refuel/defuel functions enables real-time capture of refuelling documentation using Ultramain’s e-signature capabilities. This is another important step towards the automation of line maintenance operations.”Mark McCausland, President and CEO, Ultramain Systems
Once implemented, Ultramain Elb will enable accurate, real-time global operational visibility of the Vistara fleet resulting in more efficient maintenance, higher dispatch reliability, and increased aircraft utilization.
The tech company states that Ultramain ELB can operate on mobile and installed devices onboard aircraft. It operates with Tablet Interface Modules (TIM) and Aircraft Interface Devices (AID), enabling the onboard connection between tablets and aircraft data communication systems. It also works with the Logbook Data Recorder (LDR) without the need for airborne data connectivity.
Ultramain Systems provides simple mobile paperless aviation maintenance software products and professional services to airlines worldwide.
The shift towards sustainability in aviation means that many airlines are now replacing traditional operational methods with more efficient digital solutions. Several changes are already underway in the industry, from passengers increasingly using mobile boarding passes to Airbus patenting the idea for digital inflight magazines.