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Brisbane tech company launches daily operations solution for mid-sized aviation operators

written by Hannah Dowling | May 17, 2021

Brisbane-based aviation technology company SkyNet Aviation has announced the launch of its latest flight operational software and analytics interface for mid-size fleet aviation operators, REACH Aero.

REACH Aero technology is a multi-purpose interface that works to organise and monitor daily operations, including flight monitoring, scheduling, shift rostering, flight dispatch, critical weather management, fleet management, on-time performance and turnaround reporting, flight information display system, and engineering planning support.

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According to SkyNet, its latest technology platform hopes to change the way Operational Control Centres (OCC) function for mid-sized operators, particularly as the industry emerges from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The company said its REACH Aero platform works to address key issues faced by mid-tier fleets, “providing them with the operational tools and capabilities normally only available to major airlines”.

SkyNet said its latest technology solution can provide users with real-time data coherence “across every aircraft, all locations and any system within their company”.

SkyNet also said its solution offers “significant cost reduction potential” and accessible data analytics, “enabling CEOs and CFOs to make effective, real-time business decisions and plan for profitable growth”.

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The company has partnered with global aviation organisations whose products are integrated directly within its platform, including Air Maestro, DTN, ForeFlight and Uplift Logistics.

“Effective and efficient aircraft fleet management boils down to making the right decisions, at the right time, using the right information,” said SkyNet Aviation CEO Jon Davis.

“We’ve been evolving REACH Aero for some time and the product we are launching today is the world’s only holistic, enterprise-grade operations solution that integrates an air fleet’s entire data, tracking and business intelligence posture onto a single ‘pane-of-glass’ display.”

Davis said that mid-tier aviation companies, such as charter, aeromedical, or regional operators, usually depend on a “unique mix of software, systems and admin routines”.

“They’ve typically been adopted reactively, over time, and the end result is a mix-and-match of systems and processes,” he said.

“This assemblage of systems may be working well enough, but the conflicts and compromises involved will prevent a company in stepping up on safety, capacity or scale, or adapting to changing market conditions.

“There’s been no way to overcome this without scrapping existing systems and spending considerable amounts on software that solves individual parts of the operational puzzle in isolation.

“Until now, the all-encompassing flight ops solutions available only make economic sense for fleets that are 10 or 100 times the size of a mid-tier outfit.”

“As mid-tier fleet specialists we’ve developed Reach Aero to not only work with an OCC’s existing software platforms but to also increase the functionality of their current software.”

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