Airbus adds MRO partnerships
March 12, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Airbus Helicopters on March 7 signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers, Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software. The agreement enables Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS) and Lundin to connect their maintenance information systems (MIS) to Airbus. This will allow for a two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS.
AMS and Lundin (Gannet) join existing MRO software partnerships wkth MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall, which were announced at Helitech in Amsterdam in October 2018. In addition, Airbus explains Ramco and Traxxall will be upgraded to Premium status, meaning their number of interfaces with Airbus systems will increase.
By connecting with its systems, Airbus explains MRO software providers can more quickly upload important rotorcraft data and technical documentation into their MIS, especially when a new helicopter is put into operation.
As well, Helicopter operators understand their maintenance software contains the most up-to-date information about their aircraft. Operators can also automatically transfer maintenance records into Airbus Helicopters’ database, helping with the analytics capabilities of HCare applications like the Fleet Keeper digital logbook and Flyscan predictive maintenance.
“Our partnerships with MRO software providers enable us to unite disparate sources of maintenance data in one global database, where we can perform a variety of analytics and gain new insights into maintenance planning that help our operators optimise costs, enhance safety and increase the availability of their fleets,” said Matthieu Louvot, executive VP of customer support & services at Airbus Helicopters.
For Airbus Helicopters-approved service centres and small- and medium-sized fleet operators without a dedicated MIS, Airbus Helicopters and Rusada offer Fleet Master, a homegrown MIS hosted by Airbus and based on Rusada’s Envision nGEN solution that exchanges maintenance data with Airbus systems.
Today, more than 600 helicopters are sharing data with Airbus Helicopters. They represent most helicopter types in the Airbus’ range – H125s, H130s, H145s, H155s, H175s, H215s, and H225s, among others – performing a wide variety of missions including emergency medical services (EMS), public services, tourism, training, private and business aviation, oil & gas and search and rescue.