Belfast Telegraph

UU know-how helping in air data automation

By David Elliot

Northern Ireland's aviation expertise is being tapped by a Mullingar company which is developing an electronic technical log to help airlines become more efficient.

Skypaq is collaborating with academics at the University of Ulster's Magee campus in a two-year project to develop software to make the process of record keeping for engineers and airline technicians more automated.

The project will be led by Dr Kevin Curran of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre.

"Airlines today are faced with the challenge of achieving compliance and delivering value for money in an increasingly demanding operational and regulatory aviation environment," Dr Curran said.

"The software we're developing will help provide a more streamlined maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) record."

"By providing a much improved electronic and paperless work flow process throughout the organisation, Skypaq can help airlines reduce costs, improve efficiency and get a business insight into the fleet's running costs as well improving safety and regulatory compliance," Dr Curran added.

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