“Boeing, in an effort to make routine maintenance and diagnosing aircraft issues faster and easier for airline technicians, has launched a suite of new mobile applications for the Apple iPad,” Courtney Howard reports for Avionics Intelligence.
“With Boeing’s new apps, technicians gain immediate access to manuals, part numbers, and other critical information to resolve maintenance issues plane-side and collaborate with co-workers remotely,” Howard reports. “In turn, airlines can enhance real-time regulatory compliance, reduce flight delays, and reduce operational costs, says a company spokesperson. ‘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,’ says John Maggiore, 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.'”
“Alaska Airlines technicians estimate that using the apps on a 0.69-pound iPad mini to access critical information will save 4,000 pieces of paper a day,” Howard reports. “‘We are very excited about the launch of these new products,’ Maggiore says. ‘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.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James M. Gross” for the heads up.]