News and updates from the Superstructure Group AQD team up
to January 2011.
A warm welcome to all our new customers who have recently joined the AQD
Customer Community. The breadth and depth of customers using AQD
continues to expand with the addition of:- Pegasus Airlines from Turkey, LAN
Airlines and TACA/Avianca Airlines from South America, CAE from Canada,
Afriqiyah Airways from Libya and Pfizer Aviation in the USA. AQD is used
by over 110 companies across 5000+ aircraft in 50 countries.
New customers commented on the functional superiority of AQD
over other systems and that the process AQD follows is very strong. In
particular, TACA liked the capability of AQD as a fully integrated solution
linking Safety, Quality and Risk with the ability to manage multiple
AOCs. All selected AQD after extensively reviewing the market and
evaluating a number of systems in a formal tender process. Click
here for a profile of our customers in the News section of our website.
Our thanks to customers who provided Case Studies and Testimonials on their use
of AQD. These range from customers who are experiencing ongoing benefits from
using AQD for some years, to customers who have licensed new modules for
immediate financial benefit, and new customers who have experienced the
excellent service from the AQD team of aviation specialists.
here to read what our customers say in the Testimonials section of our
We are active participants in the Flight Safety Foundation
here to read about the two presentations we delivered at the IASS in
Milan last November. We look forward to meeting you at the EASS in
Istanbul 1-3 March.
We are represented on the UK Flight Safety Committee which meets
every 2 months and participate in the Gulf Flight Safety Committee that meets
quarterly. If you know of a regional safety committee or group that would
benefit from having AQD representation then please contact us and let us know.
AQD is the platform for managing your risk-based SMS
program. Risk Management is at the heart of AQD. It is designed for
organizations that want to take a risk-based approach to safety management as
defined by ICAO, and integrate proactive and reactive risk assessments within
their daily workflow processing using AQD.
AQD provides a consistent approach to managing risks associated
with any business activity across your organisation including changes to
operations, incident reporting, investigations and audits. By integrating risk
management into the AQD causal factor analysis and action tracking framework
already used by audits and investigations, you can leverage your existing
business practices in a cycle of continuous improvement. This means a
single repository for analysis and executive reporting across the organisation.
The latest release of AQD version 7 is available for download. AQD
version 7 represents a major investment in the AQD technology platform based on
our fully web-based Microsoft .Net deployment of AQD. The AQD Portal uses
the latest web developments and design to deliver a standard approach and
simplified interface with increased functionality across the operation.
Whilst other suppliers have chosen to deploy only on Internet Explorer, AQD
supports IE7+, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Our decision to be
agnostic removes the barriers to adoption and deployment. In 2006
Internet Explorer commanded 85% of the Browser market whereas today this figure
is now at 58% and declining. Choice and extensibility across other
platforms are seen as the main drivers for this decline.
We urge you to upgrade free of charge as soon as is practicably
possible to position yourself for the new modules under the AQD Portal
release. For further information on the upgrade and any training
requirements, please click here
to email Alan Rutter.
AQD has a number of additional modules that many of our
customers rely on to support their daily operations:
Risk Management combining reactive risk reporting and
pro-active risk/hazard identification for centralized risk management, risk
assessments, risk mitigation and risk/hazard registers providing enhanced risk
analysis and reporting at a departmental and corporate level.
Automatic Email Alerts a service that
automatically generates and sends email alerts based on predefined system
events. Customers are getting significant productivity gains and immediate
financial benefits from implementing this module. Refer to the
Airways NZ Testimonial.
||Aerobytes Flight Data integration
a generic interface that provides interoperation between AQD and Flight Data
Management systems initially released with Aerobytes FDM/FOQA system.
Refer to the
Monarch Airlines Testimonial to understand the benefits from
integrating these 2 systems.
AQD Portal eReports for entering
reports via the web. Web Interface Users on version 6 cross grade to this
module free of charge.
Remote Workbench for recording the
results of an audit or investigation remote from AQD.
Compliance & Doc Control initially
released for managing compliance with external regulations, standards and
legislation. The Doc Control component will be released in Q2 2011.
Offline Capture for capturing reports
remotely without connection to the internet or AQD.
Data Export (F.O.C) a generic utility to extract data
from AQD for other systems, e.g. IATA STEADES, FAA DNAA, ATSB etc.
IOSA, ISAGO & EU Ops Checklists (FOC) updates
available in the latest release of AQD
here to email Alan Rutter if you are interested in purchasing any of
these modules. For more information on the modules click