HeliOffshore, a global safety association for the offshore helicopter industry, has turned to Jive to improve social collaboration among its members.
The organisation's 80-plus members include manufacturers Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky, as well as aviation regulators and academics, all of which need to keep abreast of developments in the sector.
The need to communicate and share information among 400 of its members' employees is vital, and the organisation has deployed Jive in a cloud-based collaboration hub called HeliOffshore Space to improve this.
Members will be able to access the platform to share knowledge and information and access Internet of Things (IoT) data from helicopters such as health and use monitoring, effective use of automation, operational performance monitoring and flight path management.
François Lassale, operations director at HeliOffshore, explained that sharing information in this way is vital to the organisation.
“With HeliOffshore Space, we have increased the reach and flexibility of that collaboration as people share and update best practices and exchange safety information,” he said.
“Our members appreciate Jive’s secure user permissions, and we have found it easy to give new people access to relevant spaces. Even HeliOffshore members who are competitors are working effectively in this one digital environment, which helps us achieve our aim of ever higher levels of safety.”
The Jive hub will also incorporate a data analytics platform from Tonic UK that measures component information. This will allow helicopter diagnostics data to be presented in the same environment, helping members spot trends and risks and raise them with one another from a single portal.
David Macmillan, general manager of EMEA and vice president of international at Jive Software, claimed that working in this way shows the potential of merging human interactions with data.
“By uniting the IoT with the Internet of People in a collaborative hub, organisations like HeliOffshore are blurring the lines of siloed work streams and achieving all kinds of previously unattainable business and social outcomes,” he said
Andy Dollin, a founder at Tonic, echoed these sentiments. “Until now, collaboration in human teams has been separated from the digital world that surrounds them, including data derived from physical assets and business operations,” he said.
“Through Jive’s extensible cloud software and Tonic’s data analytics platform, we can seamlessly integrate these two universes and drive real change in the aviation industry.”
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