The following outlines the process the airline would go through to capture aircraft flight log details via the merlot.pda.
- The merlot.aero back office database is populated with the airline's schedule via SSIM file. This is updated at a suitable time on a daily basis for all flights due to be flown in the next 24 hours. The merlot.aero database is also populated with the technical crew applicable for each flight for the next 24 hours.
- merlot.pda's are synchronised with the merlot.aero back office database at a suitable time and location. This could occur via standard communications protocols or hard wire link (depending on the airlines specific deployment).
- merlot.pda's are allocated on a per tail basis. These are collected by individual flight crews who operate the first flight out in the morning. Other arrangements are required for aircraft that remain out overnight.
- The specific airline crew member responsible for the merlot.pda then logs into the application via the screen below. The user selects the tail (pre populated) and the relevant password.
This walkthrough illustrates how the merlot.aero FlightLog PDA application captures details for update to the back-office via standard communication methodologies.
On opening up merlot, we are presented with a logon screen.
Figure 1. The merlot.PDA logon screen.
Select Flight Log from the PDA menu.
Figure 2. The merlot.PDA menu screen.
On logging on to the PDA, we are presented with a Flight Log logon screen.
Figure 3. The merlot.PDA FlightLog logon screen.
Selection of Crew and Tech tabs display Technical Crew.
Figure 4. The merlot.PDA Flight Log FlightLog Crew (Tech) screen.
Selection of Crew and Cabin tabs display Cabin Crew.
Figure 5. The merlot.PDA Flight Log FlightLog Crew (Cabin) screen.
Selection of Flying and Flight tabs display Flight hours by crew.
Figure 6. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Flying (Flight) screen.
Figure 7. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Flying (Approach) screen.
Figure 8. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Times (Departure) screen.
Figure 9. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Times (Arrival) screen.
Figure 10. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Times (Delay) screen.
Figure 11. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Times (Total) screen.
Figure 12. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Fuel Oil (Pre) screen.
Figure 13. The merlot.PDA Flight LogFuel Oil (Post) screen.
Figure 14. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Fuel Oil (Oil) screen.
Figure 15. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Summary screen.
Figure 16. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Sign Off screen.
Figure 17. The merlot.PDA Flight Log Calculator Screen.