New EFBOne module for the Loadmaster Crew

The world of aviation has been transformed by digital technology, and now the ground crew members have their very own tailored tools. IFS introduces the latest version designed exclusively for the loadmaster crew.

With the new loadmaster app of EFBOne, the ground handling agents gain direct access to crucial flight data, fostering better communication between ground operations and the cockpit. 

Loadmasters play a pivotal role in ensuring the safe loading, transport, and unloading of aerial cargoes. Their responsibilities include calculating and planning for cargo and passenger placement and maintaining the aircraft’s center of gravity limits during the flight. They also ensure that cargo is strategically loaded to prevent overloading sensitive areas of the aircraft structure.

By entering cargo data into the loadmaster app of EFBOne (available on iOS and Windows), loadmasters can record the placement of the cargo into aircraft compartments. 

Airlines can establish separate accounts for loadmaster users. This app lets the EFBOne admin choose which parts from the regular EFBOne layout show up on the loadmaster app. When loadmasters log in, they can look at flight reports, but they can only see certain info that the airline decides. This means loadmasters can see things like the flight plan details like OFP & NOTAMS, notably load information for the trip, and even some other parts like reporting if it’s needed.

In the provided scenario, the device on the left belongs to the loadmaster, while the one on the right belongs to the pilot. Using our demo setup, the loadmaster team loads cargo precisely, while the captain handles preflight fuel analysis.

The groundbreaking feature of the loadmaster crew app of EFBOne lies in its cross-feeding capability, similar to that of the cabin crew app. The system cross-feeds this data to the captain’s device once essential information, such as load placement results, is entered. This real-time data sharing enhances coordination between the cockpit and ground handling teams.

Returning to our example, the loadmaster updates the captain’s device seamlessly after their work is completed.

Then the captain can directly access the load plan data from their device, integrate it into the loadsheet screen, and submit it. This cross-feeding process eliminates the need for physical paper, reducing errors and saving time. Furthermore, this capability ensures that all flight data – from the cockpit to the ground – is stored in a unified digital format.

The new loadmaster app of EFBOne grants ground crews direct access to vital flight data, enhancing communication between the cockpit and ground teams. As more airlines adopt this technology, all airlines can anticipate improved service and safety during their flights, while enjoying heightened operational efficiency.

This innovative technology’s development underscores the growing importance of digital transformation in aviation, highlighting the significant role of cabin crew members in airline operations.

Borna Matanovic
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