Mobile-Reader Data Factory

Business challenge: To transform multiple types of maintenance information into mobile-ready format, in response to a growing need among airlines for mobile maintenance information.

Boeing has been working hard to provide airline customers with streamlined, real-time access to maintenance information where line mechanics really need it – right at the airplane itself – and with the convenience and accessibility of displaying that information on a mobile device.

Boeing Vancouver is proud to have played an important role in the development of a suite of mobile maintenance tools that supports time-critical tasks and improves maintenance turn times.

In December, 2013, Boeing announced that Norwegian Air Shuttle had signed an agreement to implement a mobile suite that includes Maintenance Turn Time, Toolbox Mobile Library and Toolbox Mobile Parts. Two months later, Flydubai also signed up for this suite of tools that supports integration with a back-end maintenance planning system, and provides direct mobile access to the information mechanics need to quickly resolve maintenance issues.

Boeing Vancouver Develops Critical “Mobile-Reader Data Factory”

To be accessible from mobile devices, all that critical maintenance information first needs to be converted to a mobile-compatible format. This is where Boeing Vancouver stepped up to the plate by developing a conversion tool called Mobile-Reader Data Factory which does that job. Working behind the scenes, Mobile-Reader Data Factory seamlessly processes and delivers all essential maintenance information so it may be viewed on a mechanic’s mobile reader via Toolbox Mobile Library. The Mobile Reader Data Factory reformats the “big seven” Boeing source documents, the AIPC, FIM, AMM, SRM, SDS, WDM, and SSM, as well as customized airline documents, airline revisions, and customer-specific documents.

As a part of Boeing’s Digital Aviation team, Boeing Vancouver is committed to providing today’s airlines with the tools they need to succeed in a fast-paced and rapidly changing maintenance environment. Mobile Reader Data Factory is just one of many solutions developed here at Boeing Vancouver that optimize maintenance operations for Boeing’s airline customers.

"Mobile technology is an important aspect of our digital airline strategy, which is to harness the power of information, technology and analytics to create insights that give our customers the Boeing Edge: a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said John Maggiore, director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation. "Data-driven optimization across flight operations, airspace and maintenance operations is saving aircraft operators millions of dollars in operating costs today. This is an exciting new chapter of that journey."