CHC Helicopter selects AirVault® for Aircraft Maintenance Records System
Cloud-Computing technology replaces Paper Processes to improve Efficiency and Compliance for global helicopter fleet
Dallas, Texas – September 12, 2016: CHC Helicopter (“CHC”), one of the largest commercial helicopter services companies in the world—and a leader in offshore transport, search and rescue, and emergency medical services – announced today that it has licensed the AirVault Maintenance Records Management Solution, a new, web-based aircraft maintenance record management system for their entire fleet maintenance operations.
AirVault is a proven mission-critical cloud-based electronic document management system designed to manage the digital content and bi-directional processes of aircraft maintenance records for the world’s largest airlines, MROs, and OEMs. The AirVault platform provides CHC a global conduit and storage service for digital document management, connecting their internal maintenance operations, Heli-One services division, and suppliers, offering improved operational efficiencies in meeting the regulatory requirements of the international aviation industry.
Commenting on this initiative, Raymond Bennett, CHC’s Vice President of Maintenance and Technical Services, stated “CHC’s selection of AirVault’s cloud-based technology streamlines and simplifies the management of our aircraft maintenance documentation for our employees and worldwide network of external suppliers and regulators by replacing our old paper processes with a complete digital solution.”
CHC closely examined AirVault’s operational and technical best practices in use at some of the largest airlines and helicopter fleets in the world and determined that the system could be easily configured for the unique requirements of CHC. AirVault’s pre-built integration to CHC’s current maintenance and engineering system, Swiss-AS AMOS, securely maintains a synchronized cache of key AMOS data related to work packages, work orders, parts orders, and parts transactions to support document index augmentation, and audit reconciliation of scanned and received records.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Paul King commented, “We have a strong technology innovation strategy at CHC and have been searching for solutions that will allow us to not only simplify our processes, but reduce costs across our business. The AirVault platform is a perfect fit, providing aviation-specific cloud-based capabilities including electronic imaging, workflow, collaboration, mobile, and reporting analytics, along with the inherent cloud-computing advantage of an infinitely scalable IT processing infrastructure. This move will help us continue to become more agile and better able to meet the needs of our global customers.”
AirVault CEO, John Oldham, said, “We are honored by CHC’s choice of AirVault as their information management service for aircraft maintenance. AirVault shares CHC’s vision of using advanced technology to improve their aircraft maintenance operations to provide safe, dependable air transportation to their customers. AirVault’s cloud-computing technology offers CHC significant economic and competitive advantages by connecting the internal and external operations of a large, highly distributed global fleet, and centralization of software configuration, administration, support, and computer processing.”
CHC Helicopter (http://www.chc.ca/) is a leader in enabling customers to go farther, do more and come home safely, including oil and gas companies, government search-and-rescue agencies and organizations requiring helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services through the Heli-One segment. The Company operates on six continents.
AirVault (www.airvault.com) provides a cloud-based document management software service for the aviation industry, via a global network connecting airlines, lessors, MROs, regulators, and other service partners. AirVault provides the industry with specialized tools and applications that facilitate document workflow, distribution, verification, analysis, and collaboration, validating fleet airworthiness and regulatory compliance. Over 40 major airlines and MROs trust AirVault with their aircraft maintenance records, including the largest airlines in the world. Today, AirVault manages the maintenance records for over 50% of the North American commercial aircraft fleet for over 4,400 aircraft tail numbers, and 20% globally. AirVault manages over 6 billion documents in a private, secure cloud hosted at the company’s fully redundant data centers for access by 40,000 users worldwide.
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