Sogeti partners with Allied Pilots Association on mobile access to real-time trip data

IT service provider Sogeti USA was selected by the Allied Pilots Association (APA) to build a mobile application to give pilots easier access to information during flights, the company said.

Pilots need a variety of information while flying including flight data, passenger and crew lists, weather updates, manuals, and more. Previously, pilots would bring a lap top on board and would need to access the information from multiple sources.

APA supports over 15,000 pilots and wanted to provide a more convenient option–combining all the important information in one place and allowing the pilots to access it all instantly from their smartphones and tablets.

Sogeti USA has been a trusted partner for APA for over a decade and was selected to lead this important initiative based on their proven success as well as their strong expertise in today´s latest digital technologies, including mobile applications.

Ensuring a seamless user experience for the pilots was the main focus of the project. Sogeti and APA began working on the app last year and first released it to a small group of users to test functionality and incorporate additional features based on their feedback.

Sogeti USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini, operates in over 20 cities across the country. Sogeti´s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast, flexible delivery capabilities.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) serves as the certified collective bargaining agent for the 15,000 professional pilots who fly for American Airlines.

APA was founded in 1963 and is the largest independent pilots´ union in the world. APA provides a broad range of representation services for its members and devotes more than 20 percent of its dues income to support aviation safety.