This will please the avgeeks. Did it infuriate you as much as it did us, when onboard, we looked at the fleet information or route maps to find they were out of date, or the information wasn’t detailed enough? London based company Neutral have just announced their new software for airlines which will change the way we look at our moving maps and airline information again.
Embracing everyones inner avgeek, Neutral have created a user friendly, multi-function tool that can be installed onto seat backs or hand held IFE tablets, that allows the user to see the fleet in full 3d glory, find out useful information, and even learn about how the engines work. There is further usability too, from route maps, to social media interaction and even geo-tagging.
Whilst this may be just a small piece of flexible software (it can be installed on Android, iOS and future Panasonic IFE systems) it will turn our seatbacks into state-of-the-art plane-spotter geek stations. It also has commercial promise too, allowing for 3D tours of the premium cabins, hopefully upsetting to those in economy (or getting them frustrated!) and also allows for advertising to be integrated into the tool.
Whilst there are no airlines currently using the new software, the app will be officially announced at the APEX in September. However, from what we’ve seen in the visuals and video, this may be one piece of kit, however seemingly unnecessary, that all airlines should be investing in.