Updating the AD Toolbox

Announcement:  We are revising our code for the AD Toolbox

Nobody likes change, we know and understand this, however, just as an aircraft needs to be updated, so does a website. Change is necessary, especially when it comes to your security and privacy.

We are updating the AD Toolbox (airworthinessdirectives.com) website, out of necessity, to make sure your online information is protected.  In the process, we are also updating the User Interface and Navigation areas.

What does this mean? 

It means some things might look different, like colors, menus and navigation panels, search boxes, actions, check boxes, buttons and links might look different.   The presentation is being updated, and so some areas of the site you are familiar with may have a new look and feel.  We are making every attempt to make things ‘work the same’, while adding new features and benefits.

We’re trying to “make the site better and more user friendly, without making too many drastic changes”.

Why is this necessary?  

In the cyber world, hackers make every attempt to obtain every ounce of information they can, unfortunately.  This site update is our attempt to keep those hackers out and keep all of your work safe and secure.

Websites are kind of like airplanes. Things wear out and need replacing. Just like aircraft mechanics do, we have to replace the hidden nuts and bolts, wires and oil (aka our code) that the pilot (aka our subscribers) never sees. This keeps everything running smoothly and safely.

When is this going happen?

Good question!  It’s a work in progress, and currently, we do not have a dedicated timeline or date of release, but when everything has been thoroughly tested and it’s ready to launch, we will let you know.  Don’t worry, we will give you ample time to prepare for the change, and that will include some up-front training tips/changes/instructions on our “Help Blog” before the release.

What should I expect, as your customer?

For Single-User accounts, besides getting yourself re-familiar with the new changes, there is no action on your part required.  Just LOGIN as usual, and take your time in looking around.  You will notice some things look different, better, newer.

For Multi-User accounts, there is some preparation required.  Before migration, you will need to make sure that every one of your Users has a valid and working email address.  This is because they will have their own Login, for the updated site.  It is necessary for your to open your Multi-User Manager screen, and make any necessary edits or additions, to ensure that every User has a valid working email address. We encourage you to do this right now, and not wait until the last minute.

What’s the good news?

Since the beginning of our revision, we’ve had to put off many customer-requested product improvements. After the revised site is released, implementing those requests and suggestions will resume. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

We invite your questions! 

Yes, it all sounds scary, but we can assure you that all your work will remain intact.  If you need help with the updated site, contact us, we’re glad to assist you.


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