In the airline industry, pilots and directors of flight operations (DFOs) constantly have to keep up with ever-changing regulations, operational and manufacturer updates and unpredictable changes. This is especially true if they want to stay current and compliant, stay ahead of industry trends, and avoid security threats. In order to do this, airline documents need to contain the most up-to-date and accurate information. It also must be available to all users as soon as possible.
Managing documents is no easy feat, especially when you have so many other tasks to see to. If you want to improve airline efficiency, you should consider using a supported airline document management solution. Sure, third-party tools are available, but they rarely fit the technical and update standards required by users and they also require large dedicated in-house teams for managing, publishing and distributing manuals internally. Here are some of the benefits of a supported solution:
Updates are instant
Since regulations, protocols and OEM specifications are constantly changing, manuals like the MEL and CDL are in constant need of updates. Instead of doing this manually and waiting days or weeks for updates to get to the right people, a supported airline document management system will instantly deliver it to all users – no matter where they are in the world. This will ensure a hyper-efficient delivery process, and because it uses artificial intelligence, there’s little room for human error.
It saves you money
Training a team, employing new staff, and buying the different manufacturing and publishing software that’s needed for your in-house document management team will all add up and eventually drain your budget. With ongoing support for your airline document management system, there’s no need for manpower costs and IT infrastructure. And since it’s cloud-based, you’ll also save on paper.
With paperless manuals, every aircraft will carry about 20 kg less weight, which in turn, will significantly save on fuel. Equally the delivery of delta updates ensures that only the changes will be updated to your manuals reducing the potential of large roaming charges and bandwidth requirements in certain locations.
It will ensure compliance
Airlines can’t afford to have outdated, inaccurate data. A supported solution will ensure automatic updates across all data formats, which is important for compliance, consistency and safety. An effective airline document management system will usually have an integrated dashboard. This will provide transparency to both post holders and regulators. Post holders will have complete visibility and will be able to see if all manuals were sent and updated.
If you’re not utilising support from an expert team for the management, publication and distribution of your airline documentation, you’re limiting your operations. If you want to know more about the benefits of a supported airline document management solution, contact our experts to learn more.