History & Overview
SimAuthor develops commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) application software to improve aircraft maintenance, operations, safety and training. Our data-centric products are
easy-to-use, require no programming, and are supported by the industry’s leading experts on how to convert raw flight data into cost savings, greater efficiency and a substantial return on your investment.
SimAuthor was founded in 1997 by a former NASA engineer who saw the need for
a high fidelity, reconfigurable flight data replay system that could be used to
evaluate human performance in aviation systems. By 1999, SimAuthor had five
customers, with NASA and United Airlines (UA) among them. UA, the first
recipient of SimAuthor’s FlightViz software in 1997, still uses it to improve
airline safety as part of a FOQA
(Flight Operations Quality Assurance) initiative mandated by the FAA. Today, SimAuthor has licensed its software to more than 500 users in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand, where it has been applied to a diverse range of maintenance, operations, safety and training applications.
A world leader in flight and simulator data analysis, SimAuthor works closely with all branches of the U.S. Military. Its FlightAnalyst and FlightViz software proved so useful as a debriefing tool, the U.S. Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron took the tools with them when they deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (See News Center press release for details.)