Category Archive: News: Schedaero

  1. We will grow our impact on Business Aviation as we are moving to CAMP Systems International Inc

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    GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

    World Kinect Corporation has announced an agreement to sell its portfolio of aviation software products catering to Air Charter and FBO operations to CAMP System International Inc., which includes Avinode Group.

    The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approaches, and is expected to be completed in the next 60 days.

    This acquisition will allow Avinode Group and CAMP Systems to further invest in building great software products and services for our customers and the business aviation industry and drive the evolution towards seamless workflows.

     “We are excited to partner with the Avinode Group and FBO team. Both organizations have a strong track record of delivering innovative, market-leading products. This represents a complementary extension of our business and platform to bring exciting new opportunities to the market and better serve our expanding customer base.” said Sean Lanagan, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAMP Systems.

    Oliver King, Chief Executive Officer of the Avinode Group, added, “CAMP Systems International is a highly respected aviation software and marketplace provider. We are excited about the possibilities the partnership between our companies will bring to our customers. We thank World Kinect Corporation for the continuous support and our ongoing relationship.“

    Our members and partners can expect uninterrupted service and support during this transition. Avinode Group will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand. Avinode Group Employees and the Management team will continue in their current roles and positions.

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    About Camp Systems International Inc
    CAMP Systems International Inc. is the premier aircraft health management and enterprise information systems provider in business aviation and provides maintenance tracking services for nearly 20,000 aircraft and engine health monitoring for over 30,000 engines. Its software solutions support over 1,500 service center and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations.

    About Avinode Group
    Avinode Group offers a fully connected suite of essential software to support Business Aviation professionals through the full supply chain of managing, sourcing, booking, and paying for aircraft.
    Founded in the heart of Scandinavia in 2002, the Avinode Group has more than 1800 members globally and a team spread across Europe, the US, and Australia to provide their members with the best support possible.

  2. The 3 key benefits of software integrations in air charter.

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    Data is at the heart of making a business aviation trip come together, and we’re passionate about bringing solutions to our members that ensure the data can flow seamlessly. I’ve identified three essential benefits with integrations between your business aviation software to help you and your team be more successful.

    Software integrations make it easier to communicate with your team.

    1. A closed loop for your trip data.

    Reducing the number of third-party software you use is difficult, considering that business aviation companies often use many tools to handle different aspects of making a trip come together.

    It’s different tools for marketing, operations, payments, and logistics to mention a few. Keeping your teams updated with all the latest information about a trip is challenging when data is held in different places.

    Discussing integrations between your systems with your software provider is crucial. When your systems “talk” to each other, it changes the game of keeping everyone in your organization informed about the latest status of a trip. You can reach a new level of efficiency!

    2. Create a unique customer experience.

    Most software providers, including us, provide integrations with other commonly used tools in the same field. These plug-and-play solutions are a great way to be quickly up and running with time-saving solutions.

    An customer-facing application built with Avinode APIs.

    Using one of our ready-made integrations is an easy way to speed up your workflow, and create a seamless experience for your customer. Building a custom solution with our APIs, however, requires more from you to build a secure and stable solution. Still, if you have those capabilities, it opens up many opportunities to build a unique experience for your customers or your internal teams.

    3. Handling customer data in a secure way.

    We know that our members are increasingly aware of security risks when handling sensitive data. Cybercriminals today are more sophisticated than before, and a weak link in your workflow can be when sharing data with third-party software.

    An excellent way to mitigate this risk is to ensure your third-party tools are connected and can work together. In dialogue with other software providers, we set requirements on each integration we build to make it as secure as possible.

    As a final note, I encourage all of our members to explore the new technologies that are emerging. This is an exciting field and developments happen quickly. We see more and more use cases emerging where artificial intelligence is being leveraged in our industry, for example to help clients in the initial phase of scheduling a trip. However, business and private aviation is a high-touch industry founded on human relationships that technology will have a hard time replacing.

    Nevertheless, creating a smoother charter workflow, with robust integrations and automation, can make a huge difference in efficiency and security and give you more time to spend on your customer relationships.

    Leverage your own data!

    Data is at the heart of everything we do. We turn data into essential knowledge – knowledge that can then be translated directly into results.

    As well as using it to create our suite of tools, we’re happy to give our customers the direct benefit of working with our database. Find out how our APIs can be used to incorporate all our data into your own digital platforms, or utilize our web apps for a simple, off-the-shelf solution to get more leads.

    As well as offering integrations with many Flight Management Systems, operators working with our flight operations software, Schedaero, get a variety of ready-to-go integrations already from start.

  3. The secrets to simplifying Flight Operations

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    Elevating efficiency to reduce cost and improve your bottom line

    This solution was designed with flight operators in mind, and that’s why we pride ourselves in helping operators streamline flight planning and maintenance and optimize their operations, regardless of size.

    Streamlined Flight Planning
    At the core of the platform are cutting-edge technologies and the most up-to-date aviation data to deliver an all-encompassing flight management solution. One noteworthy feature is the IOS Crew App. This handy tool consolidates all information and updates the crew about relevant flight changes, significantly reducing manual input. Flight planning becomes more efficient with integrations such as Foreflight Dispatch, allowing seamless communication during planning stages.

    Maintenance Management
    Staying compliant is more important than ever to provide a safe experience for customers and avoid any issues with the FAA. Our solution provides efficient tools for maintenance management, replacing traditional paper logs with secure, real-time digital aircraft histories accessible from any device. By optimizing maintenance events, task delegation, and work orders, it supports a smooth, surprise-free service.

    Resource Optimization
    Resources are optimized via automation and streamlined operations, increasing aircraft, pilots, and other personnel utilization while minimizing disruptions. Real-time alerts are sent to crew members and dispatch to help avoid delays and manual communication. Tasks such as crew assignment and records maintenance are automated to reduce error-prone workloads.

    Ensuring compliance and safety in flight operations

    Improve Safety and Maintain Compliance all-in-one place

    In the aviation game, safety and compliance are essential. That’s where Schedaero comes in, taking flight operations to a new level with top-notch safety and smooth compliance. Thanks to real-time alerts, smart data, and automation, we keeps things safe and compliant.

    Regulatory Compliance
    You can ensure regulatory compliance by automating tasks like flight duty records and data monitoring, minimizing human error in navigating pilot duty times, rest periods, and operational limitations. Log and monitor critical flight parameters, flag anomalies, and use robust data logging to support auditing and ease validation of operation procedures.

    With its easy-to-use platform and dynamic capabilities, Schedaero is the ideal choice for aviation companies aiming to modernize their systems. 

    Contact us today to see how we can enhance your aviation business’s productivity, safety, and cost efficiency.

  4. Year in review: The time-saving updates you don’t want to miss.

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    We’re thankful and proud that so many of our members have dedicated time and effort to partner with us in our product development during 2023. Getting this input is essential to build solutions that create success for operators and brokers worldwide.

    This collaboration has resulted in a tonne of useful features and solutions on our platforms. Let’s look back at some of the key updates we made this year that create new efficiencies for operators’ and brokers’ different teams.

    We’ve continued building on smoother payment workflows, particularly for users on finance teams. The ability to automatically match funds with trips in Avinode has been highly requested and now creates a seamless connection between incoming transactions and open payment requests. Keeping books up to date is easier with our QuickBooks Online integration!

    Charter sales teams have more ways to create a five-star customer experience and reduce the steps in their sales workflows with the ability to offer the customer multiple payment options in one payment request, allowing their clients to select how they prefer to pay for the trip.

    Working on the go in Avinode’s iOS app is easier than ever! When sourcing aircraft, you can easily toggle between arrival or departure and UTC or local time. You can rerun a search, a real time-saver when you need more options. In Trips Selling, we added an action indicator to highlight the row needing your attention, and the notifications are updated with reminders.

    Operators and their dispatch teams have also seen several updates that make trip scheduling smoother. The Avinode schedule page got a make-over to improve usability. We introduced important integrations to other flight operations software used by US operators such as ForeFlight and Traxxall, making it easier to stay on top of scheduling issues.

    For pilots and crew using the Schedaero iOS crew app, a major update and improvement has been the possibility of flight logging in the air without an internet connection. It’s also easier to keep track of flight changes in the crew app notifications center, where all trip updates can be easily reviewed in one place.

    We hope you and your colleagues can find some quiet time during the end of the year to try out these time-saving updates and start the new year in a strong position!

    All our release notes in one place!

    Keep track of all the latest updates for Avinode Group solutions by following our release notes here!

  5. Optimize your flight planning with Schedaero’s integrations

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    The day-to-day of charter operations usually means working in several different systems to manage your schedule, crew, and passenger information. More and more operators in the US and Americas are now discovering the advantages of Schedaero’s seamless integrations. We talked to Adrian Casillas on our US-based Customer Success team to learn more about how these integrations save time and increase efficiency.

    What are the advantages of using integrations for operators?

    It’s all about avoiding double-entry and ensuring your information is up to date where it needs to be! For our American operators that use ForeFlight Dispatch as part of their flight planning, integrating it with Schedaero is really a time-saver! It’s a great way to ensure pilots and crew are always up to date with the latest changes. The end goal is to ensure you get the full value of both Schedaero and ForeFlight and it ensures higher accuracy in both systems.

    How does it work?

    The ForeFlight Dispatch integration automatically sends your scheduled flights in Schedaero to ForeFlight and any changes to the itinerary, crew, passengers, or dates are automatically updated, eliminating the need for double-entry. All our ready-made integrations work in a similar way, ensuring the systems are instantly updated with any changes.

    How can Schedaero members get started using it?

    It’s easy to get started on your own in Schedaero’s integration settings. You don’t need any training, but our team is always here to guide you if necessary. With access to your Schedaero and ForeFlight Dispatch settings you are able to generate an API key, implement data settings, and map your aircraft. After this you are ready to save time and reduce double entry!

    About Schedaero’s APIs and integrations

    Boost your productivity with our open APIs and our ready-made integrations with Schedaero. Have a tool your business relies on, but you don’t see it here? Get in touch with us and we can look into configuring an integration.

    Get started with our integrations

  6. Ceci Hayssen – tailoring the fleet management setup for operators.

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    With a background in aviation tech companies, Ceci Hayssen is in a great spot to support business aviation operators in creating an efficient fleet management setup. Ceci and our Customer Success team are there to support each operator on Schedaero all the way to a clean and seamless flow of information.

    “Acting as a consultant and working closely with the operators to understand their needs is the best part of my job. All of our customer-facing team members have aviation backgrounds, so they really get it and they want to help.”

    The team’s individual approach with each operator also means they tailor an onboarding program that fits the needs of the team. Depending on the size of the operation, a new customer can be up and running in anything from a week to a month.

    “We love to hear that operators can see the value with our solution really quickly. The seamless connection with Avinode and the expense reporting in our Crew App are just some examples that bring immediate cost-savings.”

    Hear Ceci explain more about the value of our cloud-based and customizable solution in the interview below!

    ABOUT CECI

    Ceci Hayssen joined Avinode Group in 2021 as a Customer Success Manager, and later on took the role as team lead for our US-based Customer Success team. When she’s not guiding operators to create an optimized flight operations workflow, Ceci enjoys getting outside and staying active. Recently relocated from Denver to Brooklyn, NY she is constantly looking for an excuse to get back out to the mountains and go skiing

    Continue the conversation with Ceci on Linkedin