Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will be the “launch collaborator” for ATP’s next generation of technical publications called interactive electronic technical manuals (IETM), the San Francisco-based aviation software and information services company announced Tuesday. “Through our long-standing collaboration, ATP customers stand to benefit significantly from these new tools that enable more efficient and effective use of their publications,” said Alexandre Gagnon, P&WC senior director of business development and government affairs.
The launch will focus on IETMs of P&WC’s PT6A turboprop engines and will expand as additional OEM engine content is added and upgraded in the ATP Libraries. IETM incorporates the expanded capabilities of HTML along with 3D imagery. The enhanced content also will be made available offline through ATP’s desktop and mobile applications.
“Modern users have certain expectations on how they interact with their applications and by adding the IETM capabilities, we are meeting these expectations and preparing for the future,” said ATP senior director of product management Jeff Seiler. “The ability to add rich content including hyperlinks, advanced graphic controls, and the ability to hide manual sections activates engagement and expands our ability to offer new tools and approaches directly to our users.”