Once the preserve of a lucky few, remote working has seen a meteoric rise since 2020. And in aviation, an industry that prides itself on being at the forefront of modernisation and innovation, the ability to work remotely has become less of a luxury and more of a necessity in recent years. At AIRDAT our cloud-based systems provide the tools for work and collaboration – whether working at the desk, the home office, carrying out an airside audit or walking about a busy airport terminal. In this article, we’ll explore how the AIRDAT systems can help remote working in aviation and contribute to a flexible, productive and well-connected workforce.

Why remote working in the aviation industry must be seamless

Every industry has a unique set of challenges when it comes to remote work and aviation is no exception. With compliance, safety and communication of paramount importance, it is vital that those in management roles ensure that the remote working process is seamless. Critical and secure documents must be readily available and staff able to edit, audit and arrange in real time. AIRDAT’s secure, cloud-based systems aim to make this process as straightforward as possible.

5 ways AIRDAT systems can help create a more flexible workforce in aviation

In addition to bespoke solutions designed specifically for individual clients, AIRDAT offers three turnkey cloud-based systems to help airport organisations to manage processes and workflows: Passport, Onboard and VISA. Here’s how they could help:

1. Centralised training and competency

With AIRDAT’s Passport Airport Safety System, airports will have a centralised hub where all training and competency documentation is stored. Staff profiles, certifications and training records are recorded in a single cloud-based system that allows senior staff to access and amend data from anywhere with an internet connection. For senior and administrative staff involved in the training and competency process for staff and contractors, this means they can access compliance and training data while on the move around the airport. 

2. Real-time compliance and auditing

AIRDAT works hard to take the hard work out of compliance. The Passport Airport Safety System brings all data together in one easy-to-use interface. Compliance managers can access permits and risk assessments in real-time. If training and certification is expiring then alerts can be set to notify all relevant parties in plenty of time. This enables proactive management from any location.

3. Safe access to data anytime, anywhere

The aviation industry is known for its extensive paperwork and compliance issues. By moving everything online, onto a secure system, accessing confidential data from home is made simple. With the secure VISA Airside Safety app, airport employees can access the Onboard and Passport systems from anywhere and at any time, safe in the knowledge that the wealth of data stored in the cloud-based system has multi-layered protection to stop it from falling into the wrong hands. 

4. E-learning training, monitoring and authoring

While more traditional, in-person training will always be valuable, there are a great number of modules and learnings that can be done remotely via well-made aviation eLearning. And with AIRDAT’s extensive training capabilities, staff can distribute, track and manage online courses. Not only that, aviation staff can author and create their own learning modules with Passport (and with assistance from AIRDAT experts if required) to suit their needs. AIRDAT also offer on-site learning and airside driving simulator training but that’s for another blog…

5. Endless communication capabilities

AIRDAT’s Passport system can connect with other operating systems for limitless communication opportunities. It allows staff working remotely to easily oversee a wealth of information that would otherwise be inaccessible from anywhere other than the office. The communication options don’t end there, even when working remotely staff arrange webinars, launches, mark attendance, and share documentation from a single, easy-to-use data system.

The final word

As the aviation industry adapts to the ever-changing work landscape, AIRDAT are on hand to help. From enhanced security to virtual training and customised communication tools , AIRDAT’s cloud-based systems make for a more resilient and agile workforce. As the world of work evolves, AIRDAT systems will prove invaluable in ensuring airports and aviation partners can future proof their working methods.

Get in touch with the AIRDAT team to discover how we can help create a more flexible workforce in airside operations