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Custom ACARS system recruitment

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unitedstates
Hello,

We are a well-funded VA looking to develop a custom ACARS system for our pilots. We would retain all rights to the project upon completion and payment. We would not want it replicated to other VA's.

It would need to integrate with MSFS 2020, P3D 5+, XPlane 11+, FSX. We would also like to integrate fuel loading, interact with our online schedules, passengers, diversions, emergencies, and pilot performance into the ACARS system. We understand it is a big project. Please contact me at jeff at flightsim.space if interested.

Thanks
 

Ronald

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We understand it is a big project.
It surely is, creating a brand new VA-Acars system from absolute scratch. That is why I am asking the following question:

Question: Have you already been in contact with existing VA-ACARS supplies in the business like:
-https://vasystem.org/
-https://simacars.net/
-https://www.vabase.com/
-https://www.fsacars.com/
-https://www.uesva.com/home
so find out if your personal VA-needs can be met, through creating a (payware) customized add-on/in to their already existing, up-and-running platforms?

We would not want it replicated to other VA's.
If this is the case, then I guess the only way is to design, create, build and implement it yourself by your own inhouse-staff.
 
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Yes, we have reviewed those and found them to be either cookie cutter, or not really what we are looking for. You see, we have a custom website-we did not use VAM or any other system to set up our VA. It is built from the ground up. Right now, we are using Smartcars for our acars system. But, we would like to have something we can use that mimics the old kAcarsII system. The developer has since moved on and is unresponsive to any of our requests.

Yes, inhouse staff would be ideal, but not always realistic. We estimate that if we had a team of devs working on this, we could get something that mimics kAcarsII, and bring in the passenger experience component too.
 

Ronald

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But, we would like to have something we can use that mimics the old kAcarsII system. The developer has since moved on and is unresponsive to any of our requests.
Just one idea which comes to mind:
- Ask this developer to (freely) open-source the kAcars2 project and upload it on GitHub? - so the rest of the planet is (cap)able to continue his legacy?
- Offer this developer to purchase a license to / all of his existing code (and the server back_end infrastructure behind it) - so your own future (inhouse) development team can continue where he has abandond the project?

Why?
We are a well-funded VA looking to develop a custom ACARS system for our pilots
- Money very often talk$ a different (business) language and it offers this developer a different reward for all the hard work he has put into his product over the years
- Your new (to be hired / inhouse) developer team does not need to develop from absolute zero any more?

Is his idea something worth finding out?
 
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