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THE MAGAZINE OF AIR MOBILITY COMMAND

AvORM EFB App

By MR. KEVIN SLUSS, CSP HQ AMC Flight Safety

By the time you read this, you may have the new app for Aviation Operational Risk Management (AvORM) on your Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). It will provide users a stand-alone tool to plan and anticipate risk factors on flight missions. For the initial version, the itinerary requires manual input of mission name, aircraft, crew composition (basic or augmented), airports (by ICAO designation), drop zones or air refueling as applicable, and departure/landing times.

The app does not calculate enroute times. It mimics the capability of the AvORM online worksheet in GDSS. Help within the app provides further instructions. Future capability will permit uploading of the itinerary from GDSS and the ability to send to a printer or email.

The worksheet contains the 41 default risk factors and does not tailor by aircraft (so tankers will see the airdrop items, C-130s will see air refueling items, etc.) The app will generate a mission effectiveness (fatigue) graph based on the itinerary inputs.

Screenshot of the AvORM app sleep/work effectiveness graph that shows
the Apple “send to” icon at the bottom.
The rewrite of AMCI 90-903, currently being published, will refer to the EFB app, as well as update guidance on the entire AvORM program.

If you have an improvement idea, fill out AMC Form 901 found on the AMC Flight Safety page on the Air Force Portal or at http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/amc/form/amc901/amc901.pdf. Send it to orm.amc.se@us.af.mil.