Every year, Future 50 picks 50 organisations from Norfolk and Suffolk that are the ‘ones to watch’. Now in its eighth year, Future 50 has 250 members, including big names like Gnaw Chocolate, Go Ape, Liftshare, Epos Now, Crafted, Net Matters, Lambda Films and Thyngs.net.
We’re delighted that Future50 has their eye on us, especially as we are going through a period of unprecedented expansion. We have invested heavily in our aviation efficiency and safety software solutions in the last two years and recently have secured further blue chip customers.
Thanks so much to Future 50 for selecting us in their class of 2016, and for hosting an enjoyable and educational awards event.
The last few years have been incredibly busy for Evoke Systems and to help us take the business forward, investment into developing and growing our in-house team has been essential. We are now in a position where the first phase of this development is complete and we are proud to announce and introduce our new senior management team.
Melissa Mitchell – Chief Operations Officer
Melissa has 10 years of operational and staff management experience. Melissa will be ensuring the efficient running of the business from an HR and operational perspective whilst also being instrumental in strategic business decisions.
Mike Peters – Chief Finance Officer
Mike joins us as a highly experienced and successful professional with a solid background in banking and finance. Mike will be influential in helping Evoke with effective financial practices, funding and investment opportunities.
Elliot White – Chief Revenue Officer
Elliot brings over 15 years sales, marketing and business relationship management knowledge and skills from various IT sectors. Elliot will be taking the business forward by nurturing new and current customers, developing effective sales and marketing campaigns/strategies and business plans.
The strengthening of the management team enables us to further meet the needs of our partners, assist with the successful future growth of the business, taking Evoke Systems to the next level.
Evoke Systems are the proud winners of the first ever Business Award for Great Service at the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Annual Supplier Conference. Dr Craig Howard, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Evoke Systems, was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the team from Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com.
Speaking after the presentation, Craig explained the significance of the Award for Great Service;
“We really are delighted and it’s even more rewarding to know that the great service we deliver is being judged by Jet2.com’s and Jet2holidays’ own high standards. It’s particularly relevant to receive this accolade in 2016 which marks our 10th anniversary of working together. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays recognised the potential of our systems back in 2006 and I look forward to working on more leading edge projects and strengthening our relationship over the coming years.”
On September 4th 2015, we’re delighted to be bringing together training managers and industry experts from around the world. The one day event organised by Evoke Systems will present new developments in ATQP and EBT, training management systems, data analysis and electronic recording. The objective is to provoke discussion in these areas and share knowledge and experiences to benefit everyone. And where better to hold such an event than the historic airfield and a museum of aviation history at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, U.K.
After many months of development, we’re pleased to announce that EFOS for iPad version 1.8 is now released and in the air with customers. This versions brings a fresh look to the home screen in line with iOS8 styling and introduces many new features. We’ll post more details over the coming weeks…
In this article, published in the Feb 2013 Issue of Aircraft IT, Capt Mark Linney provides an overview of Alternative Training Qualification Programmes or ATQP as they are better known. It includes a description of what ATQP is, who’s doing it, the potential benefits, how to go about and finally a case study from Flybe.
Evoke Systems will again be exhibiting at the 6th Annual Flight Operations Conference at Heathrow Airport (Park Inn Hotel) on 28th – 29th November 2012. On show will be the latest versions of the company’s iPad, iPhone and web-based software.
During the event Mark Linney (co-founder of Evoke Systems) & Steve Deverall (acting head of crew training at Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline) will jointly present a paper summarising the benefits of ATQP [Alternative Training and Qualification Programme]. The presentation will cover how ATQP can positively impact on safety whilst improving the quality and relevance of flight crew training. Mark & Steve will lead a discussion on how the scheme can improve the relationship between flight crew and managers as well discussing how ATQP can save money.
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, selected EFOS from Evoke Systems Ltd to provide electronic crew training records in a strategic move away from paper based records.
Maintaining paper training records for 700 pilots and 900 cabin crew geographically dispersed over the UK had become manually intensive, cumbersome and a potentially error prone process for Flybe. Confirmation of training and check statuses under a complex regulatory regime was a continuous challenge. It was clear that the adoption of electronic training records was essential to Flybe’s growth plans. The selection and introduction of EFOS has delivered not only an immediate and huge potential cost saving but also a significant improvement in the efficiency of the training process.
Steve Deverall, acting head of crew training at Flybe comments that, “EFOS has significantly reduced the burden of paper while speeding up and improving our training processes. Also, by blending training feedback, actual experience and regulatory compliance, EFOS has certainly met the needs of our ATQP [Alternative Training and Qualification Programme] for flexibility in pilots’ simulator training.”
The installation of EFOS, starting in May 2012, has already delivered positive returns. With the continued and planned expansion at Flybe the training administration task can now be fulfilled without the need for additional staff. Flybe has also enjoyed very positive feedback from users; Steve Deverall again; “People don’t usually like change but EFOS has been very well received from the start.”
Following a substantial project to transition all of DHL’s paper training records to electronic records within EFOS, the CAA has now approved them as the sole source for training records. One of the main benefits of using structured electronic training records is the ability to analyse the training data to identify areas requiring attention. The data can also be used as part of a continuous improvement process for both the trainers and crew.
Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline operating a fleet of B717s to destinations across southern Europe. Volotea are using EFOS as their main crew portal to provide access to operating manuals, notices, safety reporting, crew expenses and electronic training records. EFOS also provides a single sign on service into Volotea’s other operational systems such as flight planning and rostering.
Using EFOS has allowed Volotea to effectively communicate and distribute information to a widely dispersed crew.
Evoke Systems exhibited at the 5th Annual Flight Operations Conference at London Heathrow Airport. The company was able to demonstrate their newly launched cloud-based safety management system and training records modules. Evoke Systems were also able to show enhancements to their electronic journey log which now includes “one-button” EU ETS reporting.
As part of the conference agenda Mark Linney (co-founder of Evoke Systems) gave a presentation covering the project basics and pit-falls of implementing an EFB system.
Monarch Airlines has launched a Class II Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) demonstration trial. The demonstration consists of the Goodrich Class II Smart Display and a suite of applications including Evoke System’s EFOS Class 2 Reporting Module. If the trial is successful, the system will be deployed across the Airline’s entire Airbus fleet early next year, with Monarch becoming the first UK mainstream airline with a Class II EFB.
The month of June has seen the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) carry out its annual audit of flydubai’s Crew Training programme to ensure it complies with the GCAA’s Civil Aviation Regulations. During the assessment, the Government auditors found flydubai to be fully compliant and gave positive feedback on the EFOS system. flydubai use Evoke System’s EFOS Training Module to manage all their Crew Training and have now completed over 19,000 training records since the training programme began in early 2009.