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David Hedley

David Hedley
David is joint founder and CTO of Vistair Systems with responsibility for product R&D. David is also the chief architect behind the development of DocuNet, Vistair's leading edge aviation document management service.
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The value of aviation-specific technology for your document management

The value of aviation-specific technology for your document management
Date:
22 Mar 2019
Technology has been one of the biggest driving factors for the airline industry of late - from improving efficiency to increasing compliance and safety. Due to new advancements in technology, such as innovative aviation software solutions like document management systems, have been able to reduce costs and improve operations. As a result, this kind of technology has been the key to better connectivity and enhanced experiences for both airline employees like flight crew as well as passengers .

Benefits of a DocuNet Distribution Platform

Benefits of a DocuNet Distribution Platform
Date:
18 Feb 2019
The DocuNet distribution platform is a publishing and distribution platform which is self-managed, for non-structured documents like PDFs. It allows airlines to manage documents and control all content and distribution via a single, user-friendly and scalable system. Documents are uploaded on the platform and automatically converted into ‘intelligent PDFs’ to then be published and distributed.

Which DocuNet Service is Right for Your Airline?

Which DocuNet Service is Right for Your Airline?
Date:
15 Feb 2019
A modern airline document management system should be comprised of multiple, but distinct parts that all align together to ensure an efficient and cost-effective process. As such, your chosen system should also be able to meet an airline’s requirements, simplify their workflow process and diminish costs and risks - something which Vistair’s DocuNet is able to achieve. Airline organisations are on an evolutionary journey with their document management processes, which is why we offer two services to support this. DocuNet has been developed to offer a level of flexibility that isn’t offered by other suppliers and aims to provide airlines with more control over their mission-critical documents. Read the rest of the article to learn more about each service and find out which one is the right one for your airline.

Help Your Publishing Department Manage Complex Airbus & Boeing manuals

Help Your Publishing Department Manage Complex Airbus & Boeing manuals
Date:
25 Jul 2018
Every airline organisation relies upon an aviation publishing department to maintain its flight operations documentation, and at the heart of these operations is the requirement to manage Airbus and Boeing aircraft manuals. Representing over 90% of the world’s aircraft market Airbus and Boeing are complex aircraft and through continuous improvement are becoming more advanced every year. However, as a result of manufacturers providing manuals in a structured publishing format (e.g. XML) they inadvertently create a mismatch between manufacturers and airline operators as they are not easy for end-users to manipulate. This has a knock-on effect of slowing down the distribution of updates to flight operations and, indeed, re-integrating them into on-board computer systems (e.g. EFB).

The Benefits of Using XML for Airline Documents

The Benefits of Using XML for Airline Documents
Date:
22 Jun 2018
Airline documentation includes everything necessary to support running an airline and its aircraft safely and legally. This is done through a set of industry-standard visual and informational structures, which is driven by a core operational requirement to ensure that large amounts of data are organised in such a way for it to be easily accessible and usable.

How to Keep Up with the Changing Complexities of Airline Documents

How to Keep Up with the Changing Complexities of Airline Documents
Date:
21 Jun 2018
Managing and maintaining flight operations manuals and other important documents can pose a challenge for airlines. For one, as technology advances, aircraft are increasingly becoming more complex. As such, due to legal requirements imposed upon aircraft manufacturers, the supporting OEM documents must be factually correct, which is why they are delivered in a structured format like XML. Additionally, this format also means that it can be integrated into on-board systems.

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