Boeing has announced Norwegian Air Shuttle has signed an agreement to implement Boeing’s new suite of mobile maintenance applications to enhance productivity and efficiency in its line maintenance operations.
With these applications available on iPad devices, Norwegian maintenance technicians will have real-time, mobile access to technical manuals, part numbers and parts inventory availability, maintenance history and other information needed to support time-critical maintenance tasks.
Two-way collaboration capabilities will also enable Norwegian technicians to rapidly share documents, photos and other relevant information needed in maintenance troubleshooting to support operations decisions and improve maintenance turn times.
Launched at the recent MRO Europe conference in London, the new mobile maintenance applications suite includes Toolbox Mobile Library, Toolbox Mobile Parts and Maintenance Turn Time.
The products were developed based on extensive input from several airlines.
“Norwegian clearly recognizes the value in efficiencies gained by putting real-time information in the hands of their maintenance crews at the airplane,” said John Maggiore, director of fleet and maintenance solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation.
“We are excited to provide data-driven Boeing Edge solutions such as these mobile applications.
“Boeing looks forward to continued partnership with Norwegian maintenance and engineering teams to help them achieve their goals for increased operational efficiency.”
Norwegian plans to deploy the products to support their Boeing 737 Classic and Next-Generation 737 fleet in early 2014.
The applications will be integrated with Norwegian’s back-end maintenance planning system, enabling seamless access to parts inventory listings, maintenance records and other information.