Ocean Software are the leading global provider of Unit Level Command and Control Software and have been providing operations management software solutions since 1993. Ocean Software has partnered with BAE systems to support their delivery of advanced military flight training services to their client in the Middle East.
A single system covering recruitment to retirement
Upon embarking on the delivery of flight training services their customer, BAE Systems needed to ensure that they could track student progress from the point of cadet recruitment, progress through the academic school, then to the junior flying school, and all the way through to fast jet training as qualified pilots (or other specialty skill).
Each of the school sites manage different aspects of a student’s training, and run their own local systems to support their individual functions.
“We needed a system with the capability to manage every aspect of a pilots training; from academic course delivery through to the day to day aviation operations, planning, and scheduling. It also need to bridge the communications gap between maintenance and flying operations”, said Stephen Taylor, Programme Manager at BAE Systems.
School wide Standards Based Enterprise Solution required
BAE Systems set rigorous structure and protocol around the delivery of their flight training services which ensures they maintain the highest standards for their customers. The next level of education delivery saw them searching for a solution that would not only manage the academic course delivery, but would also track and trace student progress through the two levels of flight school, while simultaneously managing the scheduling, planning, and operations.
“FlightPro® by Ocean Software was the obvious choice for us, due to earlier successes we have had with them and the rollout of similar flying operations management solutions for the Australian Defence Force in Tamworth, and the Typhoon Training facility for the RAF in Coningsby” said Stephen.
FlightPro® as a Comprehensive TMIS
FlightPro® is an Enterprise grade flight Operations Management system, that handles the planning and scheduling needs of a school, and also has a seamless integration with the Learninglogics™ LMS and LCMS to deliver a full Training Management Information System (TMIS).
By implementing FlightPro® BAE and their Customer are now able to see a full 360’ recruitment to retirement view of their students’ progress. From the moment of enrolment their progress through the flight training facilities is tracked and managed.
FlightPro® provides BAE a comprehensive system that covers all aspects of resource management, including qualifications and currency, as well as flight operations and scheduling management, training management and delivery, and asset maintenance information.
By teaming Ocean’s FlightPro® with Bluedrop Performance Learning’s, Learninglogics LMS and LCMS applications, BAE are able to ensure the delivery and results tracking for the entire academic training library.
Following the completion of the FlightPro® implementation BAE Systems now has a comprehensive and expandable Enterprise system that delivers a consistent accurate “recruitment to retirement” picture.
The analytics that BAE Systems are able to generate around aircraft management, student training, student progression, and aviation operations enables them to make fact based decisions, as well as track students and personnel from recruitment to retirement. They are now able to ensure compliance, reporting, traceability and comprehensive reporting including forecasting.
Stephen said “the level of insight we have been able to provide through FlightPro has delighted both BAE senior management and our customer. Reporting, forecasting and planning is streamlined with the required information available at the press of a button.”