It was only 12 years ago, in 2010, that the first iPad was released. Ushering in an era of mobile electronic flight bags that have since changed how pilots and operators handle the process of flight planning, following and managing. In the years that followed, a variety of solutions have been developed to improve the conventional paper-based approach.
The electronic flight bag continues to modernize the pilots job function while streamlining operational capacity. Improvements to document control, flight duty time tracking, scheduling, and many other tasks, has lead to lower operating costs and improved audit-ability.
However transitioning from a paper based approach to a digital one requires careful planning and consideration.Since launching in 2015, operators throughout North America have embraced Cirro as their go-to-tool after careful analysis and evaluation. AirSuite’s flagship product, Cirro, is revolutionizing flight management software for operators in the rotary wing market. So with that, here are the top 10 reasons why operators select Cirro as their digital flight management software of choice in their efforts to streamline and securely automate the compliance process of flight planning, following and managing.
Top 10 Reasons Operators Choose Cirro
- Document Control
Cirro’s company documents module provides companies and personnel with a simple interface to quickly locate and control regulated and miscellaneous documents. The system allows you to centrally update controlled documents and distribute them effectively to all personnel using the system. No longer are the days of updating multiple binders and then tracking people down to ensure updates are acknowledged.
- Easiest Way To Track Flight Duty Times
Cirro provides flight duty time tracking and management tools that allow pilots to update their duty times on and offline. The module can adapt to all duty time restrictions including custom rules imposed by clients. The mobile optimized interface allows pilots to link their duty times to specific aircraft that provides detailed experience tracking for each aircraft type. All duty time data automatically synchronizes with the service, providing management staff with paramount oversight.
- Maintenance Integrations
Cirro works with various maintenance software systems to provide users with solutions that reduce duplication and enhance audit-ability. Bringing everything together with Cirro’s end-to-end maintenance integration ensures a seamless, two-way exchange of real-time flight and maintenance data.
- Robust Features
Cirro provides a multitude of tools for both pilots and for those working in the office, all in one suite. Pilots can easily file itineraries, update flight times, and submit expenses while admins can pull reports, create quotes and send invoices. Bring all your work into one place with secure access from your computer, phone or tablet.
- Cross Platform
Work from anywhere, on any platform. Manage and control company documents, itineraries, and admin tools across all your company devices. We don’t want to make you choose between different devices. Cirro works on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, and Windows devices.
- One App To Rule Them All
Helping you integrate, secure, and manage the tools you rely on to manage your operation is a key part of our vision. Part of that strategy also includes working on an ecosystem of partners that supplement our flight operations capabilities. The result, fewer apps and fewer headaches.
- Safety Management Module
Cirro’s safety management tool builds upon our other modules to make it easy for pilots and operations staff to proactively identify, assess, and control safety-related hazards. The system is more than just a record of check boxes. It’s interconnected with our flight planning and managing modules to ensure hazards are identified, risks analyzed, assessed, prioritized, and results documented for decision-making.
- Unlimited Users
All Cirro commercial accounts come with unlimited users. Making it easier to get everyone in your organization using Cirro. The employee profile management tool promotes accountability with user controls to the various administrative tools. The company documents module makes reference content available in real time, improving pilot and staff productivity and effectiveness.
Like you, your Cirro data lives in the clouds, which means you can worry less about audits, enjoy reduced insurance rates and your staff no longer have to endure grueling paper cuts. At Cirro we fully understand the security implications of running your operation in the cloud. Cirro uses password protected servers in multiple locations, with third party security consultants that audit our software on an annual basis to ensure the system is protected against any of the newest vulnerabilities.
- Built By Pilots, For Pilots
First and foremost, we are pilots at heart. Our skills in software development augment our passion for aviation. Cirro’s history is steeped in the rotary wing market. Initially built by pilots as an in-house app to improve audit-ability, Cirro has since grown to encompass a variety of features aimed at making life easier for pilots and operators.
- Map Overlays
Bonus perk! We said the top 10 reasons but we couldn’t leave out our maps & charts module. The highly integrated mapping function is easy to use, and automatically updated so you have the maps you require at the tap of a finger. Quickly view data for weather, airports, obstacles, fuel caches and custom waypoints.
AirSuite offers flexible solutions that meet your pilot and operational needs. We understand the importance of making choices that are right for your operation. As such, we are committed to offering operators the greatest flexibility possible to manage all aspects of flight planning, scheduling, documentation, safety and reporting.
“We chose Cirro after an exhaustive search for a new software suite. The checks and balances integrated into all facets of the program ensure safer flight operations and adherence to safety standards.”
– Chuck Constant CEO of Pathfinder Aviation
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