in Aerospace / Events

FliteTrak showcasing ViatorAero at Paris Airshow

Posted 7 June 2017 · Add Comment

Amersham based FliteTrak will be showcasing its ViatorAero at the Paris Airshow (16-25 June), which streams live information from airline seating and cabins directly into the hands of attendants and pilots.

As developers of aviation’s first working ‘smart seating’ technology,  FliteTrak are set for a Europe wide lift-off despite the UK’s Brexit from the EU. Their system can monitor individual seats for temperature, passenger movement and seatbelt closure as well as lock overhead containers, detect mobile phone activation and provide an environmental overview of the entire cabin interior.

ViatorAero also brings predictive maintenance benefits for greater fleet efficiency and continuous service.

The company is working with two aviation interior companies to develop seating for the market. It is also joining forces with The Institute of Experimental Psychophysiology in Dusseldorf on passenger comfort analysis using data from ViatorAero.

FliteTrak executives recently attended the Airline Purchasing and Maintenance Expo at Olympia in London, with positive discussions taking place with a key UK aerospace company.



Trevor Lea (above), joint managing director of FliteTrak, said: “Innovative technology delivering personalised service for passengers and efficiencies for airlines is the future of air travel.

“Underpinned by award-winning core technology, ViatorAero is aviation’s first ‘smart’ remote condition monitoring system of its kind which has been proven to work.

“It is unique technology which propels the Internet of Things into the sky, giving visionary airlines and suppliers the edge in an increasingly competitive market.

“Now we are working with leading aircraft interior companies to bring ViatorAero to market on a pan-European basis.

“Although based in the UK, the impact of Brexit will be minimal with strong continental relationships and clients in place and an ambitious long-term growth strategy.”

FliteTrak unveiled ViatorAero at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2017 in April.

The cutting-edge technology uses wireless, lightweight sensors below seats.



Live data is sent to a flight attendant’s tablet, FAP or mobile device showing individual seat and cabin activity.

Examples of ViatorAero use:
• Highlights to attendants which passengers have seatbelts open.  This can save valuable time during visual checking, especially during turbulence.
• Movement sensors to allow monitoring of passengers who are unwell, in need of assistance, agitated or disruptive.
• Passenger movement during flights can be analysed after the flight
• Logging of broken equipment such as trays, seatbelts and screens can be recorded and the data transmitted to maintenance crews for rapid correction

Data is also logged for later analysis and can provide useful information to help improve maintenance turnaround times on major components and enhance the flying experience for passengers.

ViatorAero is based on advanced iBlox technology which uses small sensors to monitor any function on an asset.

FliteTrak is based in the UK with its head office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and its innovations hub at Solent Business Park in Whiteley, Hampshire.All of its systems, sensors and services are designed and managed in the UK with security and data integrity of paramount importance.


The names of the partner companies have not been disclosed at this point for commercial reasons.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CAA launching new airspace change process

In 2015 the CAA started reviewing its airspace change process and after nearly three years of detailed work and two public consultations, it is now launching its new process which will take effect from 2nd January 2018.

Colas UK to help build Ugandan airport with UKEF support

Transport infrastructure firm Colas UK has secured a contract to support construction of the new Ugandan Hoima International Airport in Kabaale, following the largest ever UK Export Finance (UKEF) loan to an African government.

Qazaq Air signs for two Q400s

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops.

Zodiac Seats UK partners wth Tata Technologies

Tata Technologies today announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Zodiac Seats UK to support the company's engineering requirements.

Exeter Airport tops HappyOrNot's Airport Report, Newcastle fifth, Southend sixth and Cardiff seventh

HappyOrNot's inaugural Airport Report has ranked Exeter Airport as the world's happiest airport, Newcastle came fifth, London Southend Airport sixth and Cardiff Airport seventh, following feedback from 160 airports across 36

Albacom secures contracts in India

Dundee-based Albacom, which specialises in providing electrical components for the defence and aviation industry, has secured two six-figure contracts with Indian defence companies.

SMI NCWSK2011171217
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418SMI NCWBT3110020218SMI FAVSABT2411120418FIL18 BT111017220718S&P BT281117080318