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Meet Ekanos – the Complete FAA AMT-ACS Solution
Meet Ekanos – the Complete FAA AMT-ACS Solution

We are proud to announce the launch of Ekanos, the next-generation e-book solution designed for aircraft maintenance technician training based on the complete FAA AMT-ACS Curriculum!

Unlike conventional training materials, Ekanos eBooks feature interactive and engaging features for the students! Ekanos eBooks contain animations such as aircraft engines functioning, hydraulic system schematics operating, and so much more. In addition, the reader can perform virtual practices like using a maintenance tool and performing procedures and experiments, all within the e-book. Ekanos eBooks integrate these great simulations and interactive features into the text.

We have developed Ekanos so that aircraft maintenance training schools in the US have access to the best-in-class technology training medium that would interest the new generation of students and aid in making their training more accessible and practical. The curriculum of Ekanos has been developed and verified by experienced subject matter experts to ensure the most accurate portrayal and delivery of content.

Ekanos has complete courses, including General, Airframe, and Powerplant, as per the FAA AMT-ACS curriculum.

In addition to the embedded simulation and interaction, if required by the end-users, Ekanos e-books can also offer ad hoc Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) activities. The Ekanos e-book solution and any additional AR/VR activities can be distributed entirely or modularly and accessed 24/7 on a PC or tablet.

ARCS Aviation has officially partnered with ATEC to ensure the best delivery of Ekanos to the aircraft maintenance training community. We are grateful for a great partnership with ATEC and look forward to seeing Ekanos in the hands of students, positively impacting the future generations of aircraft maintenance technicians!

Check out the Ekanos website to see a video demonstration of our eBooks!

ARCS Completes Phase II Option—See the Video!

Last month, ARCS Aviation finished up the Phase II Option of our RSO contract! We had a successful demonstration in a wet paint environment, and we are excited about the progress made. Our team has worked hard to implement changes based on end-user’s requests during this option period including: integration with Personal Protective Equipment, use of the system in a wet paint environment, creation of different roles while using the system (Work Lead, Painter, and Supervisor), and overall optimization of the system to create an intuitive and user-friendly product.

The Paint ScannAR system has successfully been a part of the RSO’s mission to bring the future of technology into today’s world by injecting game-changing solutions into the sustainment enterprise, and we believe there is an exciting future for this system.

Watch the video to see a virtual product demonstration of the Paint ScannAR system, and please reach out to info@arcsaviation.com with any questions!

ARCS Aviation Partner Spotlight for Luna Innovations
ARCS Aviation Partner Spotlight for Luna Innovations

Since the award of our Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) SBIR Awarded contract in the summer of 2020, ARCS Aviation has been working with Luna Innovations to integrate their scanning technology with the Extended Reality (XR) system we have been developing. The concept for our proposal is to combine the use of a scanner able to measure the thickness of different paint layers with Augmented Reality (AR) to deliver an unprecedented user experience for aircraft painting. The Luna T-Ray terahertz scanner provided the capability for us to obtain the essential data to make this system work, and we are pleased to have a great partnership with Luna.

Check out ARCS Aviation’s Partner Spotlight in the 2021 Fourth Quarter Newsletter to learn more about our integrated system.

ARCS Aviation Teknovation.biz Feature Article

As a proud member of the Tennessee technology innovation community, ARCS Aviation has enjoyed an incredible collaboration with our Air Force stakeholders and looks forward to bringing this technology to the military and commercial markets. We are thankful for the opportunity to share our story on the Teknovation.biz platform!

Read the article here!

UT PTAC Client Wins Fourth Department of Defense SBIR Award
UT PTAC Client Wins Fourth Department of Defense SBIR Award

The ARCS Aviation team worked with several organizations as well as our own business developer in 2019 and 2020 that helped contribute to our team’s success, winning four Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts to date. The University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) played an instrumental role in ARCS Aviation’s success in forming partnerships with DoD agencies to provide solutions to contribute to US Air Force readiness enhancement.

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ARCS Aviation Awarded Phase II Contract with Air Force RSO
ARCS Aviation Awarded Phase II Contract with Air Force RSO

We are excited to announce that ARCS Aviation is one of eleven companies awarded a Phase II prototype project from the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) 2020 Virtual Pitch Day! We look forward to helping reduce US Air Force aircraft maintenance downtime and advancing the Air Force’s operations and sustainment to increase overall mission readiness.

In late May, we submitted our feasibility statement. On July 28, 2020, we were able to present at the RSO Virtual Pitch Day, ultimately receiving news that ARCS Aviation received the Phase II Contract. Throughout this process, ARCS has worked with subject matter experts, end-users, and the Air Force RSO to develop a solution that will apply and scale technology essential to the United States Air Force’s operation and sustainment.

The ARCS Aviation team comprises subject matter experts who know this industry well and have a deep interest in using technology to improve efficiency, enhance competency, and ultimately save lives. We will be simultaneously integrating the latest cutting-edge technologies and innovations to problem-solve through our proposed plan while providing a practical solution for the Air Force.

We are looking forward to working with the Air Force RSO and are ready to be a part of the effort to take the progressive steps of bringing the future of technology into today’s world by injecting game-changing solutions into the sustainment enterprise.