SNAp 2.0 is an app-based runway assessment software developed for simple, fast and accurate data collection to automate the process of filling out the GRF (Global Reporting Format) but also featuring the possibility to integrate friction data and other non-regulatory information that can be valuable to further increase runway safety. This new generation runway assessment software is operated on via a user-friendly interface that is compatible with desktop, tablets, and smartphones.
More data equals increased runway safety? Yes, if you import and use your data correctly. Weather data from your RWIS (Runway Weather Information System), contamination data measured by surface state sensors and friction data accumulated from your CFME (Continuous Friction Measuring Equipment), can all together be integrated with SNAp 2.0 to give you appropriately processed data for filling out your GRF. The process of adding highly useful non-regulatory data to the necessary regulatory data made possible with SNAp 2.0, significantly lowers risks associated with miscommunication - not to mention the impeccable data overview concerning runway surface conditions the interface will present.
To our experience, the most convenient way of filling out reports is if the report would retrieve the data necessary without us interfering. This is how we decided to design our SNAp 2.0; to facilitate the process of filling out the GRF by having the software automate the process for us. At certain stages SNAp 2.0 will ask for confirmation by an operator and when complete, it will send the GRF directly to the ATC and other stakeholders.
The carefully developed multi-entry feature of SNAp 2.0 contributes vastly to optimizing the degree of information accuracy by allowing several operation managers to report runway conditions on different sections of the runway, taxiways or apron at the same time, in the very same report. This feature saves time for the operation managers and most importantly it lowers risks generally related to manually compiling the report.
In addition to the automated process towards the GRF, the SNAp 2.0 provides secure storing of data, traceable for all operators. Being compatible with other weather and friction measuring Sarsys-Asft systems the app-based software brings consistency to your runway assessments over time.
With the GRF we gain global consistency. SNAp 2.0 embraces that standardization. In a global world consistency is the key to safe runway routines. Making simple what can be made simple enables international pilots to meet accurate decisions regardless of geography or experience of that specific runway. With SNAp 2.0 the pilot has access to real-time updated information on runway surface conditions at any given point of time.
Human error safe
When developing a new tool, we design it to cooperate precisely with human perception and cognition. High tech solutions in themselves will not keep us safe. Human creativity, innovation, and insight in human factors however, will. This belief has given SNAp 2.0 an easy-to-use interface and automated functions that reduces risks of human error.
As an app-based system the requirements for implementing SNAp 2.0 is basically limited to the devices you find necessary for your operators. The interface of SNAp 2.0 is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. To fully benefit from the automated features in SNAp 2.0 we recommend you integrate SNAp 2.0 with other systems operation on your runway, such as RWIS and mobile as well as fixed friction and contamination measuring systems. SNAp 2.0 can also be used as an independent tool without integrating additional systems.
The implementation includes an introductory training course designed to suit future operators. The course can be given on your location or as online workshops. The course is held by experts that will guide you through the background and the usage of the software. All training and information on the tool will be given to you directly from our experts. A completed course grants you sufficient training to begin working with SNAp 2.0.
In as soon as 2 weeks from ordering the software you can be up and running. For a normal procedure from start to launch, we calculate 2-6 weeks for completing the implementation phase.
After completing the implementation and the introductory course you will be assigned an expert contact for future support. Our software support operates internationally performing sophisticated troubleshooting via remote access. This way you can receive assistance at any location that will either solve the problem from a distance or guide you through the process via video or audio calls. When delivering a system, our technical support is always included.
At this moment, on this planet, we are just over 7.8 billion people. You are one of them, and the person you just spoke to is another. This is our story about safety, and foremost the story of SNAp 2.0.
Safety regardless of point of arrival
Saying that all of these 7.8 billion people travel daily in some form might be an exaggeration, so we will not say that. We will say however, that should they travel, they should be able to do so equally safe, regardless of point of departure or arrival. Increasing safety in transportation and travel on roads and runways is, and has always been, our main ambition.
One standard for all mankind
ICAO’s Global Reporting Format effective from November 2021 is a routine that will increase safety worldwide. The operation managers will fill out the same information irrespective of what airport they work at and the pilot will have access to the same report should they land in Pretoria or Svalbard. This will build a uniform procedure that will decrease the risks associated with subjective interpretations that could lead to errors caused by the human factor.
In numbers we trust
In every department of the industry, routines are developed from numbers telling us what the most sensible and safe action to take is, given the circumstances. We calculate risks and we develop algorithms that help us minimize them. At Sarsys-Asft we have done exactly this for well over 30 years.
Our love for friction and contamination
Our heart lies with the precise friction coefficient on roads and runways. This has led us to the position of being world leader and innovator of Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment (CFME) and Runway and Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS). And now SNAp 2.0.
The face of safety
What does safety look like? It can look like a global reporting format, the GRF, for runway surface conditions, the one we just mentioned. It can also look like a software developed for the purpose of increasing safety by lowering risks of human error when automating the process of filling out the GRF. It can look like SNAp 2.0.
Welcome, SNAp 2.0
This app-based software works with clean shots between interactions and is complete with an easy-to-use interface designed to suit human cognition. SNAp 2.0 is the new generation of runway assessment software’s first-born.
How do we develop the perfect tool for the new global reporting format, GRF? Our developer Rickard Andersson talks about the unique features a tool like SNAp 2.0 demands from us, and what challenges it will need to meet in the near future.
What tasks did you intend to solve when starting the development of SNAp 2.0?
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How about the future for SNAp 2.0? Will it take on the world?
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