FliteTrak takes IoT into the air
An innovative company which takes smart technology to the skies is setting its sights on the multi-billion dollar aerospace market in the Middle East.
FliteTrak will be showcasing its ViatorAero system for ‘intelligent’ airline seating and launching new products at the Dubai Airshow on November 12 to 16.
FliteTrak claims that ViatorAero is aviation’s first working technology for the monitoring of individual seats by aircrew for temperature, passenger movement, seatbelt closure and mobile phone activation.
Its predictive maintenance capabilities also flag up faults and deadlines for maintenance, repair and replacement.
ViatorAero is based on advanced iblox technology. It employs small wireless, lightweight sensors with live data sent to a flight attendant’s tablet or mobile device showing individual seats and cabin activity.
Broken equipment such as trays, seatbelts and screens can be recorded and the details transmitted to maintenance crews for rapid correction.
Data can also be logged for later analysis and provide useful information to help improve maintenance turnaround times on major components and enhance the flying experience for passengers.
IoT in the air
Trevor Lea, joint managing director of FliteTrak, said: “The Dubai Airshow is hugely influential in the multi-billion dollar aerospace market in the Middle East.
“Our innovative ViatorAero is the only working technology of its kind and takes the Internet of Things into the air. It has already gained serious interest since its launch and we hope this will continue in Dubai.”
New FliteTrak products under development for the show include control boxes with touch screen technology.