Where did the concept come from?
IQonboard was created for pilots, by pilots.
Getting aircraft and equipment to the right place at the right time is a complex task. Keeping track of crew, passengers, and cargo is time-consuming and prone to inaccuracies. The team at IQonboard have leveraged their experience and knowledge of flight operations to design a system of wearable technology that makes things simpler.
How does it work?
IQonboard provides a wearable technology and software solution that allows pilots and ground operations to keep track of crew, passengers, cargo, and assets while automating the load manifest reporting process.
Their goal is to help increase mission safety and efficiency by taking the guesswork out of weight and balance calculations.
Coupled with the TracPlus satellite connection, the technology offers a real-time view of crew, cargo, and total payload, accessible through the web browser of any compatible PC or Mac.
The result? Improved communications, a streamlined process, and decreased reliance on radio calls — with all information viewable on a single screen onboard, and at dispatch.
Pilots can instantly see the passenger manifest and total payload prior to departure via the mobile app. TracPlus satellite communication systems enable IQonboard load manifests to be shared with ground operations in real time, with global coverage.
“Real-time visibility to ground operations is one of our key value propositions, and our integration with TracPlus allows us to deliver on this promise, anywhere, anytime,” says CEO Vincent Hoog.
Together, IQonboard and TracPlus provide dispatch, managers, and pilots, immediate visibility to who and what is onboard each aircraft, for improved safety and operational efficiency.
This integrated technology extends the functionality of the RockAIR satellite system and gives dispatch and managers immediate visibility into exactly who and what’s on board each aircraft from anywhere on the globe.
“We are passionate about working with other companies to deliver innovative and effective solutions like this," says Chris Hinch, TracPlus CIO.
At TracPlus, we believe that better mission intelligence drives better mission outcomes — and knowing exactly who and what equipment is on board an aircraft every time it takes off will be a game changer for our customers around the world.
“This technology opens up many doors — not only for TracPlus but also for our other partners, such as moving map providers who will be able to automatically populate weight and balance calculations or flight plans, which is very exciting" says Chris Hinch, TracPlus CIO.