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Join us at the ARINCDirect Users Conference where we will take an in-depth journey through the life cycle of a trip. This event will demonstrate the practical application of available tools and services offered by ARINCDirect’s full suite of flight solutions. Meet with dedicated team members of FOS Technical Support, Flight Operations, International Trip Services and more!

Take your operations to the next level and discover how we are simplifying the business of flight November 6-9 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Center in Sugar Land, TX!

Sessions

General Sessions
An opening general session will include announcements from Rockwell Collins ARINCDirect, a review of recent accomplishments and highlights of new features and functionality throughout the ARINCDirect flight solutions. At the closing general session, find out what’s next on our ARINCDirect Roadmap.

FOS Sessions
Customizable tracks will be based on operation type, Private/OEM and Charter/Commercial. From the initial request to the final invoice, sessions will take operators through a trip life cycle from beginning to end!ARINCDirect Users Conference-Flight Planning, Cabin Connectivity, FOS Scheduling & Trip Support

One-Day Sessions- Attend one or all!
New this year, one-day session options offer dedicated topics encompassing ARINCDirect flight solutions. 

  • Tuesday, November 6 – Flight Planning & Mobile Applications
  • Wednesday, November 7 – Data link & Cabin Services
  • Thursday, November 8 – International Trip Support
  • Friday, November 9 – The Future State of ARINCDirect

Agenda

Tracks made just for you. Select and expand the track that best describes you below to see the agenda we’ve created with sessions to best fit your needs.

Private / OEM Operator FOS Track

Sessions will include:

Day 1: Tuesday, November 6th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Setting the Stage– This session will reacquaint you with key features of the program and set the stage for a walk through of the lifecycle of a trip. We will take a quick look at some of the underutilized tools on the main menu and online help guide. We will also review best practices for aircraft, crew, and passenger record management and some of the key company record settings.
  • Trip Request in NextGen– Explore the trip request capabilities within NextGen and learn how your executive admins can request trips and confirm flights directly through the web portal
  • Trip– This multi-part session is focused building and managing all aspects of the trip. This includes trip costs estimates, trip details, leg service coordination, passenger manifests, crew scheduling and all relevant details.

Day 2: Wednesday, November 7th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Trip (2)– Starting with a recap of topics discussed in day one, this session will continue the dive into the trip planning process. This includes utilization of the flight planning tool and International Trip Support services.
  • Flight– This multi-part session will cover important aspects for the flight. This includes flight following, data link, available tools for fatigue and flight risk, and the mobile applications.
  • Logging / Post Flight– Starting with a recap of topics discussed in day two, this session will discuss the usage of the mobile application for logging and the verification process.

Day 3: Thursday, November 8th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Chargebacks / SIFL– This multi-part session will focus on the tracking of financial accountability for trips. Topics include managing corporate chargebacks, cost-center allocation and imputed income tracking and reporting.
  • Reporting– This session will discuss report setup and management and helpful tools to make reporting efficient and accurate. Automated reporting will also be included in this discussion.
  • Users Choice- You decide what you want us to cover! Attendees will vote for two of the four two topics below:
    • User & Group Management– Setting up individual FOS user permissions is covered, as well as user group deployment and management, general user administration and
      passenger/planner and crew logins.
    • Import Utility & Interface Setup– Familiarizing the user with the many available interfaces and their functionality will be the goal. Discussions will include the interface
      manager and associated utilities, as well as the broad scope of interfaces available and how they can be deployed.
      This session offers users the opportunity to pick between two topics
    • Training Program Setup & Management– This in-depth session will cover the how and why to setting up your training program so that it can be tracked in FOS. Inclusive of company
      training, position or role specific training and all training required by flight crew members by regulation, both inside and outside of an
      aircraft. Other personnel training can also be configured and discussed.
    • Regulations & Currency– This topic will go through the comprehensive system designed to track regulatory compliance and to provide conflict advisement within FOS.
      The areas of regulations setup, currency requirements and the associated warning systems for both will be discussed in detail.

Day 4: Friday, November 9th: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • NextGen Scheduling Update– Take another look at the current state capabilities for NextGen and learn more about where we are headed and how we plan to continue to develop the next generation of FOS.
Charter / Commercial FOS Track

Sessions will include:

Day 1: Tuesday, November 6th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Setting the Stage– This session will reacquaint you with key features of the program and set the stage for a walk through of the lifecycle of a charter trip. We will take a quick look at some of the underutilized tools on the main menu and online help guide. We will also review best practices for aircraft, crew, and passenger record management and some of the key company record settings.
  • Quoting in NextGen– Explore quoting in NextGen and discover the ease of use. This topic will include setup of the quoting pricing structure and how confirmed trips flow back to FOS to begin the trip planning process.
  • Quoting in NextGen (2)– This multi-part session is focused on quote management. This includes the setup aircraft costs and rates, managing of additional costs, client details within the quote and assessing financial feasibility of trips.

Day 2: Wednesday, November 7th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Trip – Starting with a recap of topics discussed in day one, this multi-part session will focus on the trip planning process. This includes trip details, leg service coordination, passenger and crew scheduling and all relevant details.
  • Trip (2)– This multi-part session will focus on the trip planning process. This includes trip details, leg service coordination, passenger and crew scheduling and all relevant details.
  • Flight– This multi-part session will cover important aspects for the flight. This includes flight following, data link, available tools for fatigue and flight risk, and the mobile applications

Day 3: Thursday, November 8th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Logging / Post Flight– This multi-part session will discuss the usage of the mobile application for logging and the verification process, as well as expense management and invoicing.
  • Users Choice- You decide what you want us to cover! Attendees will vote between the two topics below, Checklists & City Pairs or Crew Scheduling & Activity Management.
    • Checklists & City Pairs– This complex topic will provide the knowledge required to setup and manage checklists throughout trips and legs in FOS. Establishing core
      checklists, applying different checklists to trips or legs and managing these tasks will be covered.
    • Crew Scheduling & Activity Management– How to manage all of your personnel schedules is the primary focus, but this session will also include methods for activity management, code
      configuration and additional schedule displays to aide in the scheduling and reporting of crew and personnel.
  • Users Choice- You decide what you want us to cover! Attendees will vote for two of the four two topics below:
    • User & Group Management– Setting up individual FOS user permissions is covered, as well as user group deployment and management, general user administration and
      passenger/planner and crew logins.
    • Import Utility & Interface Setup– Familiarizing the user with the many available interfaces and their functionality will be the goal. Discussions will include the interface
      manager and associated utilities, as well as the broad scope of interfaces available and how they can be deployed.
      This session offers users the opportunity to pick between two topics
    • Training Program Setup & Management– This in-depth session will cover the how and why to setting up your training program so that it can be tracked in FOS. Inclusive of company
      training, position or role specific training and all training required by flight crew members by regulation, both inside and outside of an
      aircraft. Other personnel training can also be configured and discussed.
    • Regulations & Currency– This topic will go through the comprehensive system designed to track regulatory compliance and to provide conflict advisement within FOS.
      The areas of regulations setup, currency requirements and the associated warning systems for both will be discussed in detail.

Day 4: Friday, November 9th: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • NextGen Scheduling Update– Take another look at the current state capabilities for NextGen and learn more about where we are headed and how we plan to continue to develop the next generation of FOS.
ARINCDirect Products & Services Track

Sessions will include:

Day 1: Tuesday, November 6th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Flight Planning & Mobile Apps– This interactive session will explore how to utilize the flight planning tools and our 24/7 flight operations team through all phases of flight. The pre-flight, flight execution, and post-flight phases will all be covered as we discuss how you can take advantage of all we have to offer on the ARINCDirect website and iPad app. This session will plan and execute legs from Houston Hobby (KHOU) to Teterboro (KTEB) and then continue on to Paris Le Bourget (LFPB). Come and explore the features and service options that can assist your operation.

Day 2: Wednesday, November 7th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Data Link & Cabin Services– These sessions will provide you with the information you need to operate effectively in the next generation Data Link environment and increase your knowledge on the opportunities and challenges of Cabin Connectivity.  Data Link Departure Clearance (DCL), En Route Data Link Communications with ATC, and how to utilize our best-in-class FANS 1/A Testing Services will be covered as we look at communications from the Flight Deck. Learn tips for successful Cabin Connectivity through presentations on Cybersecurity, Onboard Troubleshooting and Cabin Network Management. Demos of the tools we offer for your passengers will also be provided.

Day 3: Thursday, November 8th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • International Trip Support– Our International Trip Support team will explore best practices when operating abroad. Continuing our journey we will take you from Teterboro (KTEB) to Geneva (LSGG) with an additional stop in St. Moritz (LSZS) before arrival at your final destination of London Stansted (EGSS). Global hotspots, international flight planning resources, weather forecasting, utilizing our ITS iPad application and tips on operating in Europe will all be explored in these sessions.

Day 4: Friday, November 9th: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • The Future State of ARINCDirect– Come and see what we have planned!
Vendor Room Presentations

Operational Fatigue Risk – Staying ahead of Issues in a demanding environment by Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

  • Fatigue risk impacts every part of flight operations including pilots and flight attendants working long hours and crossing multiple time zones as well as mechanics and ramp personnel whose mission critical activities ensure the plane is ready for flight. Unmanaged fatigue risk can jeopardize the safety of the passengers and crew, be very costly, and negatively impact company reputation. In order to manage fatigue risk, Safety Officers must develop a process to: (1) provide education and training; (2) identify fatigue risk across the operation; (3) provide mitigation procedures to address problem areas; and (4) monitor the risk profile of the operation and evaluate the effectiveness of mitigations. Additionally, fatigue risk management approaches should address fatigue–related safety factors for its employees as they commute into and out of work. This presentation will highlight key concepts and methodologies, and include examples of operational fatigue considerations that will help you to reflect on your own safety culture.

Registration        

Space is limited, register early!

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, welcome reception, networking event and program materials. For billing purposes, a breakout of costs applied to food and training can be obtained by emailing request to fossupport@rockwellcollins.com.

Cancellation Policy: 50% of conference registration is due if cancelled after August 31, 2018. You may send an alternative representative from your company if unable to attend.

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Networking Events

Welcome Reception- Monday, November 5, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Courtyard at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square

ARINCDirect Users Conference- Networking

Start your conference experience off on the right note and join us at our official Welcome Reception. We’ll have heavy appetizers and plenty of opportunities to connect with new and familiar faces.

 

Evening Networking Event- Thursday, November 8, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at the Redneck Country Club  

ARINCDirect Users Conference- Country Club EventJoin us for live music at this unique local venue as we celebrate the ending of a successful week. We encourage you to dress casual and get ready to dance the night away! Heavy appetizers and beverages will be available. Transportation will be provided from the Marriott hotel starting at 6:00PM.

 

Accommodations 

Rooms may be reserved at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. To book your room at our special event rate of $169.00 USD per night, please visit the hotel event page.  Deadline to book your room for our special group rate is October 18. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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Interested in sponsoring this event? Please reach out to Eleanor.Richard@rockwellcollins.com for more information.

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