11-Feb-2012 Source: CAPACG
CAPACG and AvConnect have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a cloud-based flight data analysis tool specifically for aircraft fleets equipped with Garmin G1000 and other integrated flight decks.Â The partnership began in late 2011, as the team collaborated on a federally funded research project to analyze Garmin G1000 flight data for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).
CAPACG President Scott Meacham said, â€œThe ERAU research project formed the basis for a great partnership with AvConnect and identified a need for an analysis tool to process large quantities of flight data from current and future technically advanced aircraft types.â€Â AvConnect CEO Erik Murrey adds, â€œthis agreement joins two companies that complement each other very well â€“ AvConnect has a solid track record of managing large volumes of flight data very quickly in the cloud, while CAPACG is a pioneer in developing processes and tools to analyze airplane and helicopter flight data to economically enhance safety, maintenance, operations and training.â€
CAPACGâ€™sÂ FlyteAnalyticsÂ product â€“ powered by AvConnect â€“ will allow fleet operators of Garmin G1000 and other glass cockpit-equipped aircraft to employ proactive flight data monitoring programs without the added expense, weight or downtime associated with installing lightweight aircraft recording systems (LARS).Â In most cases,Â FlyteAnalyticsÂ will be more capable than existing LARS products.Â As an example, the Cessna 172 equipped with the Garmin data-logging feature records 64 parameters at a rate of once/sec.
FlyteAnalyticsÂ is easily adaptable to other platforms such as the Garmin G1000HTM-equipped Bell 407GX (the optional GDL59H enables Wi-Fi connectivity). Currently,Â FlyteAnalyticsÂ has been programmed with algorithms to analyze flight data from Cessna 172/182/206, Cirrus SR20/22, Diamond DA40/42 and Piper single and multiengine aircraft.Â The production version of the AvConnect analysis tool has the capability of processing over 100 hours of flight data/sec.
Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, CAPACG is a consulting firm and systems integrator focused on helping hardware and software companies develop products specifically for the General Aviation FDM market. CAPACG is an expert in helping operators develop, implement and operate their FDM programs. Additional information can be found atÂ www.capacg.com.
AvConnect provides a comprehensive online solution built to streamline and simplify aircraft ownership; connecting pilots and owner/operators to their service center, maintenance manager, fellow pilots, and OEM through advanced online and mobile applications. From flight tracks to logbooks and currencies, to aircraft performance data and maintenance tracking, AvConnect delivers the most efficient pilot and aircraft management system available for general aviation. AvConnect is an AvFusion, Inc. company, a privately held corporation based in Denver, Colorado.