Cockpit Apps, a company offering innovative iPad solutions for the cockpit, announces the latest release of their flagship application, iLOG 2.0, incorporating several new capabilities and enhancements resulting from customer input.
Introduced last year, iLOG provides flight crews with a simple tool to create FAA-compliant flight and maintenance logs using an iPad. The app is designed to reduce a pilot's workload while increasing efficiency and accuracy by logically following a crew through a typical duty day, tracking critical components such as duty and flight time, VOR checks, and RVSM altimeter settings.
The most robust improvement made in iLOG 2.0, is an optional MEL function which alerts the crew and maintenance personnel to Category A, B, C, and D MEL items. With the MEL function turned on, iLOG 2.0 opens a page at the start of each duty day showing any outstanding MEL items, the status of each item, and when each item is due. During the course of daily operations, the app automatically generates and sends an MEL report to the flight department's maintenance team any time the aircraft's status has changed, such as when an MEL item is added, when an MEL item has been addressed and closed, and when an MEL item has expired. Items are tracked by both date and flight hours, and expiration information is included in each report.
The new version of iLOG now tracks both hours and cycles for each log and pre-populates a crew's out/off/on/in times using the industry standard of a one hour show, one hour go time, further reducing the crew's workload. Several other enhancements make iLOG 2.0 a viable tool for smaller aircraft operators as well, including a single pilot option and an RVSM On/Off option. Topping the list of improvements for iLOG 2.0 is the ease and format in which flight and maintenance logs are generated and distributed. The new version of iLOG allows users to customize the report by adding their company logo at the top of the log and pilots can simply print or email the logs to the appropriate individuals in both PDF and html formats, making iLOG fully FAA-compliant.
Founder of Cockpit Apps and industry veteran, Robert Creek, continues to improve iLOG in an effort to increase efficiency, save time, and minimize cockpit distractions. "As a professional pilot myself, I wanted to create a simple tool that allows me to focus on flying yet fulfills my paperwork requirement without being overly complicated," said Creek. "iLOG 2.0 is designed to be a simple and elegant tool for the cockpit without being a distraction."
Creek is making a presentation at NBAA's upcoming Business Aviation Regional Forum in Waukegan, IL, entitled, "A Pilot's Guide to Using iPads in the Cockpit". The session focuses on the growing use of iPads in the cockpit, how to gain FAA approval for iPad use, and how to develop policies and procedures for the safe use of these devices in business aircraft cockpits.
iLOG 2.0 is now available through iTunes for the iPad only. Current iLOG users can visit iTunes to upgrade their app for free. For more information on iLog 2.0 and to download the app on iTunes, visit www.cockpitapps.com.