Technicians will soon perceive and document defects on galleys, toilets, and cabin group seats—and doubtlessly even shipment additives—using AFI KLM E&M’s Air’Int software. The software program includes identifying defects on the new component and aircraft sorts starting in May. The software’s Cabin App application will soon cover galleys, lavatories, and cabin group seats, as well as Airbus’s own family plane.
Cabin App started with rolled out for Boeing 777 and 737 passenger seats in overdue 2016 and introduced functionality for 787 seats in February 2018. According to Louis Petit-Faisandier, Air’Int task supervisor at AFI KLM E&M, the software has considerably reduced the MRO’s inspection times and component range errors.
“Take a 777 Eco Cabin as our example. Before Cabin App got here out, a cabin inspection used to require two mechanics for a whole shift,” explains Petit-Faisandier. “With Cabin App, that project now takes just hours, and viable part quantity errors at ordering level had been appreciably reduced if now not abolished altogether.”
The software program, which runs on a cell tablet, enables technicians conducting inspections to work more efficaciously through getting access to a 3-D version of the cabin and applicable technical documentation. Technicians can pick precise seats in which defects had been identified, click on a seat vicinity—such as an armrest—and discover the perfect element variety and component renovation manual hyperlinks. A supply request for the component variety is automatically forwarded to the store, which a representative for AFI KLM E&M says avoids the potential for identification errors throughout part ordering.
After defects have been identified within Cabin App, they’re proven exclusive color at the application’s 3D version of the cabin. AFI KLM E&M has connected Cabin App to the Maintenix software program it uses so defects can be routinely pronounced, which the corporation says creates big-time savings. AFI KLM E&M presently uses the software at Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Amsterdam Schiphol Airports and could soon be rolling it out at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.
In addition to functionality for brand new cabin thing kinds, AFI KLM E&M is calling right into a new version of the app for cargo aircraft keep components, including locks and strength pressure devices. The corporation engages in an evidence of idea (POC) test for the “Cargo App” on two Boeing 777F aircraft to determine its effectiveness. The company says the brand new application will, in all likelihood, operate on a similar principle to Cabin App earlier than being implemented throughout the board. The Cargo App POC is predicted to be completed with the aid of July 2019.
Air’Int is offered as a software as a provider answer with a month-to-month subscription price consistent with a plane, which AFI KLM E&M says varies depending on the overall fleet size and general quantity of technical files included in the software. A consultant for the company says different undisclosed airways, MROs, and OEMs are presently using Air’Int to “recognize and facilitate their renovation sports.”