Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering (HAECO Hong Kong) has rolled out a new mobile application into its light maintenance operations at Hong Kong International Airport as part of its strategy for a paper-free operation.
Mobile Mechanic, developed with U.S.-based asset management and logistics software specialist Ultramain, will be introduced across the business immediately and utilized by airline customer Cathay Pacific.
The Hong Kong carrier, which is a recipient of HAECO Hong Kong’s light maintenance services for its Boeing 777-300 fleet, will use the Mobile Mechanic application and system immediately following input on the project’s development.
According to the MRO, the application will allow technicians to access electronic task cards, receive job assignments, create non-routine task cards as well as sign off task cards electronically through mobile devices.
The devices will also allow Cathay Pacific access to real-time monitoring of specific job statuses while helping users plan maintenance tasks more effectively.
HAECO Hong Kong estimates that the introduction of the app will save 640,000 sheets of paper annually for the airline, which it handles an estimated 1,000 light maintenance checks for annually.
“We are confident that this application will help increase productivity and minimise the impact on the environment in which we operate,” Clement Lam, director and general manager at HAECO Hong Kong said of the Mobile Mechanic application.
Both parties are already looking to extend the application’s reach, with plans to cover Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A330 fleet in the first half of next year.