I had a great time in DC meeting all of the other panelists in ACRP 09-05. Over two days we talked about CMMS, airports, technology, and what we felt made CMMS an important factor in an airports operation. It became clear to over the two days that there is a role for OpenAirport in today’s airport environment. Although not designed as an Enterprise Level Asset Management System OpenAirport provides smaller airports with tools they may not have the resources to purchase or the background to program for themselves.
When I got back from DC I looked over the draft Version 3 code I had been working on and considered how the code could be further developed to do some of the tasks we talked about back in DC. The Version 3t code is an attempt to design and build a commercial grade application for use by smaller airports to meet their Part 139 requirement needs while providing them tools and insight into their operation they would find useful.
I moved the OpenAirport website to Code.google.com/p/openairport where you can learn about the philosophy of OpenAirport, why it is designed the way it is, and my thoughts on Part 139 organization. Head on over there and look at the process being done daily.