Airbus Helicopters has developed a new communication tool to better manage customers’ daily helicopter activity. Tested by operators, it combines simplicity, sharing and intelligence. Fleet Keeper belongs to the HCare Fleet offer, a suite of software simplifying customer maintenance, allowing them to focus on operations. A demonstration below.
A SIMPLE PRINCIPLE
The Fleet Keeper software was designed to completely replace the Technical Logbook. It can be used before, during and after a flight, to provide simple information about the aircraft: pre-flight checks, consumption, levels, flight hours, cycles, etc. Thanks to Fleet Keeper, all this information will be recorded live and integrated into the same database, which is easily accessible in the Cloud from desktop PCs and mobile tablets.
SOFTWARE THAT CAN BE USED BY EVERYONE
All those directly involved in operations – pilots, mechanics, airworthiness managers, etc. – will have access to Fleet Keeper in a coordinated manner. They will therefore be in possession of all information about
operation cycles at the same time, without having to duplicate it, thus reducing the risks of making transcription errors common to written documents. Documents (photos or sketches) can also be exchanged using this communication tool.
REAL ADDED VALUE
The aircraft’s utilization will be better understood and information shared efficiently between customers and Airbus Helicopters. In the long run, this new ability to manage information will help to control aircraft availability, performance and knowledge, as well as direct operating costs.
Article: Alexandre Marchand from Rotor Magazine No. 103 – March 2016