The aviation industry doesn’t only revolve around aircraft, there are many processes in and around the airport that require attention for passengers to reach their destinations safely.
A host of ground crew provide vital maintenance and compliance checks in between flights, of their own ground handling equipment and other safety procedures. To understand the importance of keeping systems and personnel on the same page, one only needs to look at the recent tragic Boeing 737MAX debacle, which brutally highlights the centrality of information sharing. Aside from aircraft, there are many systems, processes and assets within the aviation industry that require different types of compliance inspection.
Aviation equipment and aircraft inspection follows similar processes to most other equipment and asset inspection checklists; it’s important to be up to date and detailed. This is why many industries and organisations are choosing to move their pen and paper checklist inspection methods into the digital era. Digital inspection is today provided by a twofold partnership, marrying a mobile device; such as a smartphone or tablet, with a back-end intelligence database; accessible via a web-portal. This digital ecosystem will improve safety and productivity, reduce the loss of inspection data, and provided analysis based on the performance of inspections or assets. The web-portal access also benefits many aviation organisations that have international, or multi-regional operations; digital works 24/7, 365 days a year. Data can be transferred instantaneously, meaning the management team on the way back from meetings in North America can update the system for your inspection checks at your airport in Australia.