SkyBOOKS Release 4.3 Adds Functionality

May 24, 2010

Jacksonville, FL - May 24, 2010 - SkyBOOKS, Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and affiliate of Bell Helicopter, has introduced its release 4.3, which adds new functionality and generates new time-saving features to its Electronic Record Keeping Program. New time-saving features include:

  • New flight operations functionality and reporting by leg
  • Auto distance, pilot flight time, and total aircraft meter calculations
  • Connection to global airport codes database and custom locations (lat/long storage)
  • Advanced passenger tracking to include weight, company, purpose, and miles traveled by leg
  • Fuel added or consumed by leg
  • Expense tracking by leg
  • Tracking and quantity counting of special purpose events such as water snorkel lifts, night vision goggle usage, and hoist operator usage by leg
  • Customer usage tracking by leg, seat mile traveled, day/night, or custom user category
  • Complex meter algorithms calculator to support abbreviated and complex cycle counting


SkyBOOKS latest 4.3 release features allow operators more functionality generating time savings by capturing customer data, capturing unique user crew currency data, generating by leg data reports, and expands expense tracking by user/aircraft or leg.

SkyBOOKS Chief Operating Officer, John Willis, said, "There is no limit to what electronic record keeping programs can manage and calculate. Our goal is to simultaneously save our customers time and energy through data integration, supporting regulatory compliance and best safety practices. This recent release is an example of how continuing product improvement features accomplishes both."

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About SkyBOOKS Inc
SkyBOOKS Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a Textron Aviation Management Solution Software-as-a-Service provider. It provides analyst-supported, Web-based aviation solutions to corporate and government flight operations to users around the world via its own highly-secure Tier 4 data center. SkyBOOKS manages the information processing requirements for any size rotary- and fixed-wing business aviation operation over the internet on a subscription basis. More information is available at or email us at

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tilt rotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company , Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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