airberlin technik, the aviation technology service provider within the airberlin group, is to start using tablet computers during aircraft maintenance operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In this way documentation reports can be produced at the same time as maintenance is being carried out on the aircraft.
Until now technicians had to transfer the reports to the computer system in the central office after their maintenance work was completed.
Tablets now document the maintenance in real time and thus guarantee a more efficient maintenance process as part of ongoing flight operations.
airberlin technik is currently equipping the first two maintenance stations in Munich and Berlin-Tegel with tablets.
In addition, tablets give technicians the advantage of being able to consult manuals quickly and directly access warehouse stock on the job.
Until now documentation forms and bulky manuals had to be carried with them to the aircraft and warehouse stock had to be accessed in the central office.
“Using tablets makes our maintenance procedures even more efficient.
“They also facilitate the technicians’ work on the aircraft by providing easy access to all the necessary information and documentation systems.
“By digitalising the process, tablets also make a significant contribution to saving resources,” explained Marco Ciomperlik, chief executive, airberlin technik.