Daher has released the latest version of its Me & My TBM application, which incorporates enhancements based on user feedback from across the owner/operator community for its TBM turboprop aircraft family.
The Me & My TBM application leverages the OEM's expertise in the field of big data to collect, process and analyse the more than four million data points generated each day by the TBM in-service fleet.
With this fourth iteration of the cloud-based application, a key functionality improvement is the ability to generate flight reports directly from the app, including an analysis of airport approaches and landings against the key parameters of the stabilised approach criteria. With the reports, TBM pilots are now able to scrutinise their flights data during critical phases, reviewing the path, the airspeed and pitch at key approach points (at 500ft, at 50ft, at touch down), with associated engine torque and vertical speed.
In addition, users of the app can obtain trend analyses in order to visualise their progress over time. This is achieved using a range of indicators over longer time periods, from weeks and months to the full duration of the application's utilisation with a TBM. This offers an innovative insight on aircraft operations, as well as providing a new set of data for a pilot's recurrent training programme based on actual flight history and performance.
Additionally, flight times are automatically transmitted into the CAMP maintenance tracking system, which enables the software to display maintenance status information directly on the app's flights page, removing the last manual action that pilots still had to do to keep their records in synch.
Version 4 of the application has new elements for the Aviator challenge, the friendly competition that enables pilots to compare their adherence to established flight standards, as well as optionally compare with others in the TBM community. New Aviator percentage scoring indicates how a pilot's flights key points match up with the reference as well as compared to the participating fleet. This new percentage relative score, contrarily to the points, allows users to quickly get comparable figures whether they fly a lot or not.
“This fourth version of our app is a more mature development that generates additional information to gauge a pilot's performance and keeps the aircraft's maintenance status up to date,” comments Nicolas Chabbert, senior VP of Daher's aircraft division. “These enhancements are the direct result of inputs provided by the TBM pilot community as well as a collaboration with TBMOPA, the TBM owners association, and they benefit from on-going developments by Daher's analytics team.”