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Online guide for flight planning software created by Tyndale

An online user’s manual created by Tyndale is now available for pilots and aircraft operators using FlightPlan, a web-based software application from Hampshire company RocketRoute.

FlightPlan helps users plan a route for their flight, calculate fuel requirements and file the flight plan with the relevant authorities. It also gives users access to valuable information about the location and facilities of airports and aerodromes, as well as comprehensive weather forecasts for Europe, USA and South America. It is designed for anyone with a need to file a flight plan, from individual private pilots to operators of small and medium-sized aviation enterprises.

Until recently, the manual was a PDF-based document that was distributed separately to customers but which was awkward to keep available and up-to-date with the latest features in the software. Tyndale recommended moving to an online manual that could be quickly revised as needed and which would be accessible by all users at any time.

The manual was created using Adobe RoboHelp authoring software, and first went online over the summer. Such is the dynamic nature of this software, it has already been updated to version 1.1 to reflect improvements in the available tools for managing crew and passenger details. This version, which was posted on the RocketRoute website in October 2017, can be viewed in an Internet browser by navigating to and clicking Read the Manual.

Robert Pallant, Director of Tyndale, commented: “We are delighted to have worked with RocketRoute on modernising and improving the support to their customers. It’s also been fascinating to learn more about the aviation industry and the varied needs of the FlightPlan users. While PDF-based manuals still have a place in many industries, a web-based guide that can be readily maintained and updated is more appropriate for an online software application. We look forward to continue working with RocketRoute to keep the manual updated and useful for customers in the future.”


New case study for FFE’s Talentum flame detectors

Tyndale has recently been working a series of technical case studies for FFE, a leading designer and manufacturer of fire detection products. The first of these has now been released, discussing how Talentum flame detectors are protecting a major biomass handling facility in Liverpool – a critical link in the renewable energy supply chain, which requires rapid fire detection in very dusty conditions where false alarms will cause major disruption. Read the full article below.

FFE Biomass Conveyor Case Study

Tyndale writes blog articles to publicise major EU-funded project

Tyndale Technical Authoring has been commissioned by one of its clients to write a series of blog articles to publicise a ground-breaking development project.

For the last two years, Tyndale has been working closely with Hanovia, a leading manufacturer of water treatment systems that use intense ultraviolet light to disinfect product streams in a variety of industries, such as swimming pools, food and beverage manufacture, and pharmaceutical development. Hanovia is part of a consortium that is being funded by the European Union to develop new high efficiency ultraviolet lamps with improved environmental credentials. The project, known as Eco-UV, also involves institutions in Germany and Sweden.

A key requirement of the EU funding is that the results of the project are made available to improve Europe’s competitiveness. The project still has a year to run, but as a start in this process, Tyndale has worked with the project members to write a series of articles introducing UV water treatment and other aspects of the project, which have been published on a dedicated website. As the articles are completed, they are shared on social media to generate interest in the project as a prelude to discussing its results.

The articles can be viewed on the Eco-UV website,


Tyndale joins Chamber of Commerce

Tyndale Technical Authoring has recently become a member of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. The company has been a guest visitor at a couple of business breakfast networking events over the past six months, which have led to some interesting new contacts being made, as well as hearing interesting talks on the proposed western rail link to Heathrow and Slough Borough Council’s long-term development strategy.

Robert Pallant, Director, commented: “The variety of the events organised by the Chamber, and the wide area that it covers, offer plenty of opportunities to Tyndale for making contact with potential clients in the Thames Valley area, and so becoming a member made good sense.” For its first event as a full member, Tyndale plans to attend the Chamber’s International Technology Conference in Reading in May.