The US Air Force (USAF) has developed a new software, designed to transform how information is received on an aircraft’s real-time status and location.
The new Maintenance Operations Center (MOC) Visualizer is a 24/7 operation that will provide 360-degree view of flight line.
Developed under the Air Force Global Enterprise Tracking software infrastructure (AFGET) programme, the MOC Visualiser is an automated web-based system that will replace the MOC Parking Display Board.
The new software will enhance the operations of MOC which include supporting maintenance professionals with aerospace ground equipment and tracking injuries and incidents, to alerting personnel of inclement weather and keeping eyes on the locations of every aircraft on station.
Deployed on the Robins flight line, the new software has been designed to facilitate the MOC controllers with the ability to not only track the location of an aircraft but can also provide relevant information on dates related to programmed depot maintenance.
402nd Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron MOC chief John Nicholson said: "We are the single point of contact for everyone who is on the flight line.
"It’s a map of the base, of the flight line.
"If something happens out there, we know where it’s at.
"We can track anything."
Meanwhile, the USAF plans to further improve the capability of the MOC Visualiser, by outfitting the aircraft with active radio frequency identification tags.
Image: The MOC is a 24/7 operation that assists efforts on the Robins flight line. Photo: courtesy of US Air Force photo by Ed Asper.