See how the IoT can benefit the aviation industry by making it easy to synch and visualize flight data.Principal Developer Advocate
Aircraft are fitted with a wide-variety of avionics, ranging from the familiar dials and gauges (called a “six-pack”) to modern glass cockpits where screens have replaced the dials and gauges.
Most avionic systems, including the Garmin G1000 shown above, record flight data and log it to an SD card. What these systems don’t do is provide a way to visualize your data, or to send it to the cloud for further analysis.
Michael Ihdes wanted to change that, so he built OpenSync, a project that provides pilots with automated flight logs, as well as warnings for significant flight and/or engine deviations through post flight e-mails.
The project reads data from the SD card periodically, and sends a summary of the log to Notehub at the end of each flight. From there, Michael uses Notehub to route the data to a service that sends automated emails, as well as a service that can analyze the data to look for potential problems.