Boeing has released a suite of new mobile applications for the iPad.
With the apps, technicians will have immediate access to manuals, part numbers and other critical information to resolve maintenance issues plane-side and collaborate with co-workers located elsewhere.
With the software, Boeing aim to enhance real-time regulatory compliance, reduce flight delays and reduce operational costs.
Boeing worked with several airlines for more than a year on the prototype, incorporating their input to 'optimise the user interface and maximise utility for line mechanics.' Technicians will have instant access to critical information, including the maintenance history of an aircraft. mThe application suite includes Toolbox Mobile Library, Toolbox Mobile Parts and Maintenance Turn Time.
"Mobile technology is an important aspect of our digital airline strategy, which is to harness the power of information, technology and analytics to create insights that give our customers the Boeing Edge: a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said JohnMaggiore, director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation.
"Data-driven optimization across flight operations, airspace and maintenance operations is saving aircraft operators millions of dollars in operating costs today. This is an exciting new chapter of that journey."
"We are very excited about the launch of these new products," said Maggiore. "They are a great addition to the Boeing portfolio and will deliver even more value to our customers when used in conjunction with capabilities such as Electronic Logbook, Airplane Health Management and Maintenance Performance Toolbox."
Established in 1957, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information...