ATR develops its onboard operational software offer for iPad
ATR now provides Single-point Performance Software (SPS), its onboard balance and weight performance computation software, for the Apple tablet.
The European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR continues to deploy its support offer for air operations with the development of its onboard Single-point Performance Software (SPS) computation application for the iPad. This software, available at Apple Store, allows ATR pilots to compute their take-off and landing parameters in real time and conditions, and also to edit, sign and send their weight and balance sheets. The development of this software for the iPad is part of the aircraft manufacturer’s initiative to meet the new demands of airlines which are now in favor of using the iPad as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).
SPS is currently available for operators of ATR -500s and -600s. The weight and balance modules will progressively be available for all the versions of the ATR aircraft.
In addition to this development, ATR is also looking to enable the installation of the iPad in the cockpit in “class II” mode. The installation, optional and also available in retrofit, will have a mounting arm and electric-power supply via USB.
In line with ATR’s EDORA project, aiming to bring full digitalization of the operational documentation, ATR has also integrated the development of a software allowing to check files in .xml format. ATR evaluated also the expansion of its service offer available for iPad devices.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 45% less fuel and emit up to 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.