Maintenance operations incidents submitted to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) between 1986-1992 were systematically analyzed in order to identify issues relevant to human factors and crew coordination.This exploratory analysis involved 95 ASRS reports which represented a wide range of maintenance incidents.
In the 21st century, technology is rapidly evolving, but Airlines are constantly struggling with data related to airworthiness, manpower utilisation and operational cost . This is mainly due to traditional ways of managing information. Today Airlines require 24/7 access to data from various departments ( Maintenance hangar, airport , stores etc) in order to make timely decision for proper aircraft maintenance planning and optimise airline crew utilization to achieve competitive advantage over their peers.
In today’s world, the need for air travel industry is growing rapidly, but airlines across the world are having tough times to maintain consistent & profitable operations. Some of the airlines are facing issues with the kind of aircrafts they use, while others are having challenges with respect to the inadequate supply of well-trained staff to run the routine operations
Aviation Audits ( Internal and external) are undertaken to ensure airlines follow certain standard as prescribed by the civil aviation authorities. In an aviation audit, the auditor(s) checks routine processes in an airline from the Quality Assurance point of view for safe and reliable operations. Audits are further broken down into small tasks/checklist. An Audit task may have finding(s) which means there is a possible problem or a gap which needs to be rectified based on its severity. Audit also helps to document the preventive actions thus ensures these gaps / issues don’t arise again.
FlyPal Quality Assurance module can be used to Plan & Manage Internal as well as external audit for airlines. Audits tasks are identified by a unique code and are grouped together. All concern members can be informed about the audit by emails.
Airworthiness Directives (AD) are issued when the Airworthiness Authorities (e.g. FAA, DGCA etc) finds that an unsafe condition exists in a product (aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, APU, or appliance).
While Service bulletins are issued by the manufacturer when a condition exists that the manufacturer feels is a safety related item or a product improvement for better reliability.
Timely Compliance of AD/SB is always an major task which Airlines face globally, mainly because the list of AD/SB’s issued always keeps on increasing. Many times old AD/SB’s are superseded by new ones and sometime AD/SB are also taken as part of MPD (Maintenance program) by Airlines to ensure safe and reliable operations. These conditions further complicates the tracking of the AD/SB in day to day operations. Non-compliance can lead to grounding of aircraft and loss of revenue for airlines.
Aviation software tools play an important role in tracking and managing AD / SB to comply with airworthiness requirements. FlyPal is easily configurable to induct AD / SB on multiple parameters ( Flight Hours, Flight Cycles , Calendar days etc ) from the effective date.
FlyPal’s unique link maintenance option can be configured to linkup SB , AD and MPD to give a better control to the Engineering & Planning Department to plan their downtime for aircraft maintenance.
In today’s world, the aviation industry is growing at a tremendous pace. With increase in number of airplanes, management of cockpit, cabin and ground staff (engineering & maintenance) becomes a critical task. Adequate initial & recurrent trainings for each crew linked to the aviation industry is a must. Inadequate knowledge to handle pressure situation can lead to severe consequence , as well as action from civil aviation authorities. In the recent past lots of incidents / accidents have been reported and sources suggest that these may be due to lack of adequate trainings given to concern staff.
So, what is crew training?
Regular training are given to crew at ground training institutes (or simulator for the specific aircraft type / model ) to keep them updated with latest in the respective areas. These training institutes are approved by civil aviation authorities to ensure quality. Recurrent trainings prepare the crew to handle equipment as well as passengers in different unforeseen conditions to ensure minimum collateral damage and smooth operations.
Flight Crew needs to have all mandatory trainings and other important documents valid at the time they are being allocated for any flight duty.
BytzSoft, is pleased to announce that Passion Air (Schedule Airline) has chosen BytzSoft’s Web based software FlyPal® as its aircraft maintenance tracking software.
Passion Air (Ghana, Accra ) has three Bombardier Q400 turboprops aircrafts which will fly for the domestic routes with configuration of 78 seats. Passion Air believe in offering the best services to our customers while maintaining competitive pricing with the market
About BytzSoft :
BytzSoft is global aviation software company providing service & solutions to clients (Airline & MRO) to achieve maximum efficiency of the existing resources ( Aircraft , Spares , Technician , Pilot) using the latest in technology.
BytzSoft provides best of the breed aviation software products, which are flexible, reliable and customizable as per client’s needs. With more than 20 years of experience and close to 100 clients, BytzSoft is amongst the top 5 contenders in global Aviation Software market today.
Airline operation depends very much on it’s current & historical technical records (data).To ensure regulatory compliance as well as to maintain the Continuous Airworthiness Status of the aircraft , all records have to be kept up to date and always accessible for any inspection or reference.
With rise in flying, the volume of technical data is increasing and changing rapidly. Hence maintaining the data accurately is growing problem for all aviation organizations. This has made the airlines / aircraft operators to shift from the traditional spreadsheets approach to a specialized software tool for CAMO, Maintenance & Engineering, Inventory Management like FlyPal®.
All new software implementation in any aircraft maintenance related organization begin with a mammoth task of transferring the induction data (last done / next due) of each aircraft . In case of an MRO all components historical records also need to be migrated. Most Airlines, MRO and Aviation organizations have limited human resources to do these tasks and can take several days to go live.
FlyPal® uses spread-sheet templates to push (import) data for Aircraft /component maintenance records to ensure easier and error free migration. BytzSoft’s special data migration teams help clients (MRO ‘s, M&E, CAMO and Airlines ) in securing the appropriate data quality, which is then transformed and loaded onto new system.
Minimum equipment list, or MEL, is a categorized list of on-board systems, instruments and equipment that may be inoperative for flight. Specific procedures or conditions may be associated with operation of the relevant item. It is considered by default that any equipment or system related to airworthiness which is not included in the MEL is required to be operative. The MEL is defined for each aircraft based on MMEL provided by Aircraft Manufacturer.
FlyPal ( Aviation Maintenance Software ) offers comprehensive work flow to manage MEL’s. This includes below stages