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August 2016
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Welcome to The Maestro, Avinet's regular newsletter that keeps you up to date on the latest features and developments to the Avinet suite of products: Air Maestro®, Rail Maestro™ and Road Maestro™. You will also read about the latest events and happenings from our customers, partners and team.

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Air Maestro Version 2.14 released
As many of you are aware, Air Maestro V.2.14 is being released to all customers over the next 2 weeks. Version 2.14 is one of our biggest to date and we are proud of all the new features on offer. You can view the new features in the Development section below.

Flight & Duty App in testing
The highly anticipated iOS app, which will allow users to enter their critical flight and duty information offline regardless of their location or internet connectivity, is currently in the final stages of testing and will be released to a number of beta partners in the coming weeks. The app is expected to be available on the Apple App store by the end of the year.

Air Maestro Re-Brand
In exciting news, plans are underway for the next release which will see a complete overhaul and re-brand of our Air Maestro software. Current Air Maestro users will see we have already made some headway with the new Alerts screen in v.2.14, which has seen visual improvement to the interface. Stay tuned for more future release updates.

2017 Air Maestro Conference dates revealed
The 2017 Air Maestro User Conference will be held on the 8-9 February in Adelaide next year. After an exciting event in 2015, the event schedule is likely to include training/tutorials, presentations by industry leaders and interactive Q&A sessions during the course of the event. We aim to improve your experience as an Air Maestro user and we welcome queries, inputs and suggestions regarding future developments. You can read more about the conference in the Upcoming Events section below.


Rotortech 2016, Sunshine Coast, 27 - 29 May
Avinet, together with sister company Comunet and alliance partner Tracware, exhibited at the second Rotortech event on the Sunshine Coast. The show attracted over 240 delegates and featured 15 Helicopter displays.

Upcoming Events

PACDEFF, Adelaide, 7-8 November
Avinet will be attending PACDEFF in November in our home town of Adelaide. PACDEFF is the largest CRM and aviation human factors conference of its type in the world with an expected audience of 320+ for 2016. More details to come.

HAC Convention, Edmonton, 11-13 November
Avinet will be exhibiting from booth #228 at the 2016 HAC Convention in Alberta after experiencing success at the last three HAC shows. The team will attend due to recent demand in the Canadian market for a safety and operational product that can assist with CRM Training amendments. More details to come.

Air Maestro User Conference 2017, Adelaide, 8-9 February
As announced at the beginning of this month, Avinet will host the fifth Air Maestro User Conference at The Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide in February 2017. The Air Maestro Conference is a two-day event held in Adelaide where we provide an opportunity for users to help shape the future direction of our software in a relaxed and supportive environment. Early-Bird tickets will be available until 30 September - you can purchase them here.

Heli-Expo, Dallas, 7-9 March
Avinet will return to the US in March 2017 for their seventh Heli-Expo show. The team expects yet another huge event as the show makes its way back to Texas. Avinet hope to launch the flight & duty iPad/iPhone App to the US market, in addition to showcase the re-branded Air Maestro release. Avinet will be exhibiting from booth #7458 which is directly across from Airbus Helicopters.


The Air Maestro Version 2.14 release is finally here and we are particularly proud of the new features available. Some of the new key features include:

New Features & Updates

Engineering Endorsements – This new module will assist in electronically tracking the license of an Engineer. This module is a complete rewrite of the old area and is now customisable and adaptable to each operator's requirements. Information such as Licence Number, Licence Type(s) and Endorsed Categories can now be captured within the personnel Engineer Endorsements page.

Forms Module – This module will allow operators to create custom forms and custom field tabs similar to the Safety Reporting module in Air Maestro. Operators can set up multiple form types that can be submitted by users and go through a sign-off process if required. Form instances will be stored in a Forms Register and can be accessed at any time. Additionally, Access Levels can be set up to allow the operator to control who can view, modify, delete and lodge each form type.

Alerts – Interface of the initial Alerts screen has been visually improved. Additionally, an Allow Category Acknowledgement setting has been added, which when enabled, will allow users to bulk acknowledge all alerts within that category by ticking the one checkbox for that row. You can enable this via Manage > Setup > Alerts. A Snooze Limit setting has been added for Manual Alerts so that when enabled, a default Snooze Limit for all Manual Alerts can be set.

Audit Dashboard– A new module that assists operators to examine the data that is captured within the Audit module. It will allow the user to identify Audit trends when analysing Audit stats. The new module features a variety of new charts and graphs that are updated in real-time based on filters specified by the user. Some of the featured widgets include: Audits by Audit Status, Audits by Checklist, Audits by Hazard Area and an Audit Summary Grid. The Audit Dashboards are located under Safety > Audit Reports > Audit Dashboards.

Custom Fields – New Calculated Field Functions have been added to the Calculated Field control. Additionally, Label Width of each custom field can now be specified within the field itself instead of inheriting the value from the group it is contained with.

PDF Viewer – A new PDF Viewer has been added in the Document Library module that now works across all browsers. The PDF Viewer also allows users to restrict the printing and saving of PDF Documents and can be enabled per folder within the Library.


Global Training & Travel

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Earlier this year, Phillip Wu travelled to Nakhon Si Thammarat, a city in southern Thailand on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, to implement Air Maestro and provide training for Thai Aviation Services.

Thai Aviation Services (TAS) have been operating for over 25 years and have been providing offshore helicopter services to Texaco Exploration, Chevron Offshore, BP and other large oil and gas companies.

TAS were very accommodating and even took the time to take Phillip to local restaurants throughout the week so he could sample traditional Thai cuisine.

The week of Air Maestro implementation and training went by quickly and smoothly, unless you count the minor injury Phillip sustained while playing basketball with the engineers.


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