in Aerospace / Events

FliteTrak in shortlist for 2017 IET Innovation Awards

Posted 24 October 2017 · Add Comment

Smart technology pioneer, UK-based FliteTrak, has reached the shortlist in the Manufacturing Technology category at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards.



It is in the running for the honour – to be awarded at a ceremony in London on 15 November – for its ViatorAero system for ‘intelligent’ airline seating.

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. 

FliteTrak will be showcasing the second generation of ViatorAero in the UK Pavilion at the Dubai Airshow on 12-16 November, along with other new products.

Joint managing director Andrew Barnett (above) said: “Our innovative ViatorAero is the only working technology of its kind.

“We are delighted to reach the Innovation Awards final, which gives us even greater momentum as we launch new products at the Dubai Airshow.

“Intelligent technology delivering intelligent results is the future.

“The Viator product range has the capability to transform the industry with advanced control and monitoring capabilities driving greater returns and delivering key insights through information.”

ViatorAero is based on advanced iblox framework technology. It employs small wireless, lightweight sensors with live data sent to a flight attendant’s tablet or mobile device showing individual seats activity and now with cabin air quality detectors.
 
Broken equipment such as trays, seatbelts and screens can be recorded and the details transmitted to maintenance crews for rapid correction.  Faster maintenance turnaround saves airlines time and money.

Its predictive maintenance capabilities also flag up potential faults to help reduce actual downtime and drive planned maintenance schedules. Data can also be logged for later analysis.

FliteTrak’s second generation ViatorAero is lighter and smaller with advanced electronics and capabilities to interface with new products such as the Viator wireless control hub and its sensors collection SpriteAero, with ‘smell’ sensors to monitor air quality in aircraft cabins as well as elements such as alcohol or tobacco.

The new systems not only allow for enhanced sensing and monitoring, they send alerts and can where appropriate, allow managers or engineers to switch functions on and off or make adjustments remotely.

Future upgrades are set to include heart rate monitors and other safety related biometrics.

More than 300 companies from 25 countries entered the 2017 IET Innovation Awards.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Restrata appoints new head of consultancy

Security, safety and emergency response solutions provider, Restrata, has appointed a new head of consultancy to lead the organisationís continued growth and international expansion.

JJ Churchill reduces machining ops by half

Aerospace engineering firm JJ Churchill today announced that it has reduced its tooling costs by 5% with a 50% reduction in the number of machining operations on a specific critical part, achieved with Blue Photon technology which is

Ultra Long Range A350 XWB completes first flight

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight.

Defence Secretary announces £80m Guardian to protect the skies

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAFís speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

SEA supplying TLS to navies in South East Asia

Cohort company SEA is supplying its Torpedo Launcher Systems (TLS) to three South East Asian navies that have signed up for a solution based on technology originally developed for the UK Royal Navy.

Bristol Airport and SWRnewstar win Waste2Zero award

SWRnewstar has won the Waste2Zero Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award in partnership with its customer Bristol Airport.

Air & Ground SK1704230718
See us at
SMI FAVWSBT1402060618SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518FIL18 BT111017220718