By Shane Spencer | 16 Oct 2019

Take your crew briefing digital...

With all the emphasis on Electronic Flight Bags and flight tracking in recent years it's become all too easy to overlook other areas where significant performance gains can be found throughout the flight operations, dispatch and crew briefing process.

Efficiency with an integrated system

Selecting a standalone EFB or EFF that's simply of benefit to the flight deck could restrict the ability to implement a far more connected platform, hampering the performance gains and improvements that could otherwise be achieved.

All too often, we work with EFB project teams that are not aligned to, or working cohesively with flight operations, resulting in a selection of solutions that aren't integrated and only deliver a portion of what could have been achieved. 

This means there is a strong chance that time is still being wasted, workflows are still over-complimented, processes could become disjointed and there will be resources carrying out tasks that simply aren't required if the right solution is chosen.

 crew briefing with an end-to-end flight operations system

Consider skybook crew briefing & EFB

Unlike a lot of alternative solutions on the market, skybook is the complete package, engineered to streamline flight operations, dispatch and the flight crew briefing process through seamless automation.

Removing the need for manual processes and most importantly, taking the very best 3rd party data sets directly from their source and integrating them into skybook for vital weather & NOTAM updates.

All of our skybook modules are developed in-house meaning that we are more responsive to client needs and we are able to tailor and configure the vast majority of skybook in order to maximise time savings, streamline workflows and reduce the strain on flight operations, dispatch, aircrews and even maintenance teams.

How does our crew briefing software work then? 

For crew briefing to work the only integration we require is a flight planning system in order to automatically import OFP's for each sector and to populate daily flight schedules within the dispatch module.

Once an OFP has been imported for a flight, skybook automatically reviews all weather, NOTAM, departure, destination, en-route and ETOPS alternatives. Then based on your operator settings, minima, aircraft requirements and alerting criteria; a full digital briefing pack is generated ready for release to the pilots.

Crew briefing settings

Flexible user settings allow the crew briefing process to be tailored to match operator workflows and procedures in order to help the regulatory approval process and ensure operators only make process changes when necessary.

Should any of the weather conditions or NOTAM updates breach the warning thresholds, alerts are triggered against all relevant areas of skybook, most notably within the EFB digital briefing. They also feature prominently throughout the PDF briefing pack which can be used as a backup.

notam updates and settings

skybook crew briefings focus on the needs of aircrews, maximising every opportunity to reduce information overload by focusing on the most vital flight data helping reduce workloads, save time and most importantly, reducing the chances of something vital being missed within the pack.

Flight watch alerts

Auto alerting is also a prominent feature within both the Airfield Watch and Flight Following / tracking software. This helps flight operations and tracking teams monitor weather conditions and NOTAM updates across all global airfields of interest with ease via highly intuitive automated dashboards that refresh the data and review it every 60 seconds.

If a problem emerges, you'll be the first to know, even if you are logged out of skybook, and you'll have the information available to better inform real time decision making.


skybook solution for airlines & operators

The reality is that our flight crew briefing delivers significant improvements straight out of the box! This then allows you to focus on finding additional efficiencies with other modules such as our post-flight analytics for reporting on data received back from the electronic flight bag.

If you are yet to embrace an EFB system and become more of a paperless airline, get in touch.

We are more than happy to show you skybook and give you a 30 day free trial to see the true benefits for yourself.

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By Shane Spencer | 16 Oct 2019

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Shane Spencer

Chief Executive Officer

Bytron Aviation Systems

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