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Cut your CASK with AeroDocs - free Aer Lingus case study

Aer-Lingus-A330.jpgBenefits of going paperless

The move from using paper-based documentation in the cockpit to a digital Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) might sound like a slow, expensive and complicated process. The good news is that the switch is game-changing, in terms of problems solved and benefits delivered, but it doesn't have to be slow, expensive or complicated. Best of all, by reducing the weight carried on every flight, there is a measurable dollar gain, and a reduction in your airline's CASK. 

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Instant Aer Lingus case study download

In this article, we talk about the flow of data to the EFB and how the different modules are integrated. When you understand the processes, everything looks so much easier. For the complete, real-world story, download our Aer Lingus Case Study from this link, right now, no forms to fill: Aer-Lingus-cuts-CASK-with-AeroDocs

Delivering cost efficiencies

In its Airline Cost Performance review, IATA compared cost efficiencies between LCC and network airlines, and stated:

"Greater cost efficiency is already being achieved. However, the size and continued existence of the cost gap demonstrates that network airlines must still seek further cost efficiencies and cost discipline. This will be a dynamic and on-going process – the productivity improvements and cost efficiencies delivered since 2001, while impressive, are just the start."

AeroDocs is designed to deliver efficiencies and savings to airlines. As well as weight reduction, which reduces jet fuel consumption and GHG emissions, the manual drafting, revision, review and distribution process times are greatly reduced, boost staff productivity. And when it's time for your audit, AeroDocs makes the generation of reports so much easier.

AeroDocs functionality

At the heart of AeroDocs is our secure ground server, Distributor. This AeroDocs module allows for the easy, trackable distribution of manuals. 3rd party data, such as OEM manuals, weather, NOTAMs and flightplans also feed into Distributor. Adaptors are typically required to enable this data to flow correctly. We're experts at building adaptors quickly.

Another input may come from an LDAP, such as Active Directory. This is common in larger operations, where personnel and groups are managed centrally. User details and permissions can come directly from the LDAP into Distributor.

Distributor then serves the appropriate document content to the required personnel, on their iPad, Surface tablet or laptop. The flow of data is two-way, with tracking info and completed forms returning to the distributor from the pilot device.

Scoping the project

Initially, we work with you to identify what you need from your document system, to include:

  1. Key input requirements as identified by pilots, Ground Ops, TechPubs, safety;
  2. Regulatory compliance issues and needs;
  3. Number of pilots/tails and aircraft types;
  4. Existing Flight Planning System;
  5. LDAP;
  6. Audit schedule and other hard deadlines.

This information will help us to quickly generate a project plan and costing. Our system is very competitively priced, especially considering the trust that has already been placed in it. We think that you'll be very pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to deliver a world class document management system to your fleet, with many benefits across your operation.

What's next?

Click here to request a free consultation with our airline document experts and they'll work with you to calculate the cost reductions that AeroDocs can deliver to your airline.

If you don't fully understand anything here, please get in touch with us:

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Image credits

Aer Lingus A330; Aer Lingus tails, Dublin Airport - Shutterstock


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