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As of May 25th, 2021, TFDi Corp is no longer the name of our parent company. As a result of this, we are now known as Invernyx, Inc. It is important to stress at this time that no changes to the running of the business are intended nor changes to our product offerings. Our registration numbers in Florida are remaining unchanged. This change is simply administrative, where we are taking on a new brand as we continue to grow and expand our presence. Both TFDi Design and JetStream Radio are remaining as their current name and no changes to these brands will be made.
We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that references to TFDi Corp are removed from our legal documents, agreements and websites, though the changes are expected to be rolled out slowly. Occasionally, you may notice references to TFDi Corp on our websites, and we encourage you to report these to us so that we can rectify these omissions.
Over the next few hours, our executive management team will be updating as many systems as possible to reference this change. We would also like to thank Daryl for his work on this new logo, our small team who provided feedback on our logos, and our team for their support as we transition to the next stage!
On behalf of the entire management team, we would like to thank you for joining us on this incredible journey from TFDi Corp to Invernyx, Inc. and for your continued support of our products and services.
Collin Biedenkapp and Joshua Riley
Invernyx, Inc. Executive Management Team
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As our team start to wrap up with a shortened week for Thanksgiving, we just wanted to provide a quick update on our development progress since the last one was pushed out.
With the addition of an extra team member on the project for a couple of weeks, immense progress has been made on smartCARS 3, bringing in the next installment of the iconic tracking software used for many years.
With a new login system, only one version of smartCARS will need to be installed at any one time. This means that no longer will you need to install a version for every airline that you fly for with a single, integrated login system. Upon login, you will be met with the following page which allows you to choose your airline from a list or type in the URL of the airline you wish to fly for. This login system is still in the early stages of development, so things may change between now and release.
In addition to the much improved login page, we have an overhauled look on the dashboard, allowing news articles from the virtual airline to be visible in the tracker and for any service updates from TFDi Design to be easily visible to pilots using the tracking software.
Our chat area has also seen an overhaul in design, though the script used to run the chat functionality still needs to be written.
As you can see, smartCARS 3 is clearly starting to take traction and development is certainly well underway as we approach the end of 2020. We are hopeful that continued effort will pay off and a working version of the application will be ready in the near future, especially now the layout and design features are taking shape. At this time, a release date is not yet known but we can confirm that for our developers, a fully functional API will be developed alongside it, allowing for easy interaction with the application and full support for phpVMS 7 out-of-the-box and the ability to support custom software with the API.
If you have anything you would like to see included in smartCARS 3, the following forum area should be used for formal suggestions:
Our eagerly anticipated aircraft has also made significant progress since the last development update posted. Screenshots from the development team included in this post show an almost fully-functional FMS that is able to be interacted with our in-house software used for development. The FMS will now respond just like the real aircraft, with behaviour replicated from the real aircraft based on community-submitted videos and manuals from the aircraft.
The following video shows the ability of STARS and Approaches being used within the flight management system:
The graphic below also shows the VERT REV page and wind data entry:
This final graphic also shows the use of a custom runway as a departure airport - a feature that the 717 did not have:
Great headway is also present in the hydraulic systems with ongoing development now visualising the reversible motor pumps providing power to system #1 after the shutdown of engine #1. There is still development work required to make it as realistic as possible, but the logic is now in place for more detailed development to take place. The following image shows this logic in action.
We will soon be getting the model of the MD-11 completed and ready for use in the simulator, with the modelling team being expanded and various other pieces of the puzzle fitting together to bring together the latest aircraft from TFDi Design!
Thank you for all your support so far in our development of ongoing projects. For all of those celebrating tomorrow, we would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, although it may be slightly different than usual, and we look forward to bringing about new products and showing off projects in the future.