Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected the GE Aviation AirVault digital records management system to store and access maintenance records across its fleet of 235 aircraft, GE announced Sept. 3.
The agreement includes maintenance and engineering integration of the system at JAL facilities worldwide, GE said.
The AirVault system digitizes, indexes and archives airline record types, providing a centralized location for record search, administration, support and processing.
A web search tool enables users to search and retrieve by word search or indexed data filters. Document indexing can also be exported for use in dashboards, reports or analytics.
JAL operates a mainline fleet of Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 airliners and also reports operating Embraer 170/190 regional jets and Bombardier, Saab and ATR turboprops.
“To date, JAL has been publishing and storing enormous amounts of paper-based maintenance records and has been spending huge resources for searching required data,” JAL Engineering Co. VP information technology planning Hideki Ishii said. “By introducing AirVault, we will be able to digitize all of our maintenance records, store it securely and quickly search it when it is required, which will enable our mechanics to focus on their original maintenance tasks.”