Aircraft operations and maintenance require sophisticated management systems that will enable automated workflows for aircraft operators. Technology is rapidly advancing, linking all functionalities and making workflows efficient. The same applies to the aviation technology industry.
The benefit of advanced management software is that inventory can be managed accurately, resulting in low maintenance costs, efficient maintenance procedures, informed decisions and reduced clerical requirements. Moreover, aviation operators implement a paperless maintenance and technical log system.
Aviation management software take various trends into consideration:
1. Microsoft technology
Aircraft maintenance software is based on reputable wide used technology such as Microsoft. It relies on known platforms such as SQL Server, Visual Studio, ASP.NET and COM+. This enables aviation operators to work on familiar operating systems.
2. Remote Cloud-based technology
Cloud computing relies on remote server-based computing. It enables aircraft operators and authorized personnel to access inventory data or maintenance records anytime and anywhere. Like all other businesses that are going mobile, the aviation management software can now be made mobile through the cloud based technology. Risks and vulnerabilities are removed through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
3. Comprehensive integrated functionalities
Aviation maintenance management systems are developed to provide a complete integrated functionality approach that promotes swift deployment, cross-platform browser-based information, high-value data interchange with other key enterprises, and automated reporting and data analysis. The integrated functionalities include but are not limited to purchasing, inventory control, production, maintenance forecasting, parts tracking, material management, inspection document management, general regulatory reporting, monitoring, and accounting and invoicing processes.
4. End-user training
The company that implements the aviation maintenance software has knowledge of the industry standards and procedures. They transfer this knowledge by training end-users on industry best practices and on how the software will enhance operational workflows.
5. Analyzing workflows
Aviation software professionals conduct a top-down analysis of workflows to develop and implement software that is tailored to the organization’s specific processes and procedures. The analysis is based on the entire project delivery lifecycle from tracking time, planning resources, managing procurement and monitoring financial performance. They study specific workflows for instance studying all maintenance steps to achieve a quick release of aircrafts. At the end, the solution offers a highly customizable software to fit well with operations and empower the entire organization to achieve business objectives.
6. Scalable technology
Businesses especially aviation operations keep evolving and growing. Software should be able to support the expansion, increasing workloads and new procedures. Aviation maintenance software are now designed to be scalable and tailored to aviation workflow processes. Software professional can now deliver high quality updates to the software without too much configuration allowing for quick expansion and adaption to new processes.
7. Reinforcing intelligent decisions
Through the browser based interface, managers and end-users can access the system to obtain important operational data on maintenance and review automated historical analysis. This empowers managers and users to make informed decisions.
8. Increased information exchange
The main objective of a browser-based, remote computing aviation management software is that information can be exchanged and workflows synchronized across all the departments.
9. Combining key features
With a web based aviation maintenance and inventory management software, all functions can be accessed through the internet. The software combines various key features such as aircraft numbers, inventory numbers, technical log book, digital library, historical defect analysis reports, inventory bar-code support and more.
The web and mobile interface promotes a display dashboard for instant visibility of workflows. Dashboards allow aviation operators to make decisions based on data, trends and metrics. The dashboard depicts graphical representation of data analysis on key performance indicators such as aircraft maintenance, training and inventory tracking,