Aviation IT provider Awery have announced new partnership to develop easier documentation for dangerous goods on flights.

In a press statement on Tuesday, Awery Aviation Software (Awery) said that they will partner with ‘dangerous goods’ software provider DGOffice B.V. to incorporate their Notification to Captain (NOTOC) module into its platform, providing an easier logging process for potentially ‘dangerous goods’ loaded on flights.

“By partnering with DGOffice we are able to further streamline and digitise the booking process,” Awery Chief Commercial Officer Tristan Koch said.

“The addition of an integrated auto NOTOC feature is another important milestone in our development.”

What will DGOffice be providing?

Awery currently provide airlines, including British Airways and American Airlines, cargo management software such as real-time information on capacity and routings and booking solutions via a customer portal or email.

Under standard procedure the captain of an aircraft must be informed of any dangerous goods (including flammable liquids, battery powered items and even toiletries) that have been loaded as well as the loading position of such shipments.

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Awery founder and CEO Vitaly Similanets © Awery Aviation Software

DGOffice head of commerce, Vivian Labrecque said that they will make this process more efficient.

“Integrating our NOTOC module in Awery’s platform allows users to comply instantly. This partnership will advance safe, secure and simple bookings,” Labrecque said.

The importance of Logging Dangerous Goods

It is vitally important for airlines t0 log dangerous goods on airline flights.

Earlier this month a memo from cargo provider Swissport, sent to staff regarding airline Qantas, leaked to Australian media saying that there had been an increase in incorrectly placed ‘dangerous goods’ on flights including firearms

“These are serious security breaches, since these items are left unattended on the arrival’s carousel, which is open to the general public, effectively allowing anyone to pick the item up and walk away,” the memo said.

This memo further hurt Qantas’ injured reputation recently, with ongoing accusations of poor working conditions for staff.

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