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Aircraft technical documentation supports maintenance efficiency

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Technical information plays a key part in reducing maintenance costs and increasing aircraft availability. This white paper discusses how technical documentation and diagnostics can help you reduce aircraft operating costs and improve your company’s bottom line.

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What is the importance of aircraft documentation?

Technical information in the aerospace industry impacts maintenance efficiency and increases right-first-time repair processing. This white paper will demonstrate how to:

  • Create logical, meaningful and linked data to provide information for a specific tail number. This removes the manual and mental task of searching for the correct applicable data in the heat of the moment

  • Use a robust and repeatable methodology that enables re-use of engineering data to produce rich, cross-linked technical service content tailored to a specific brand/corporate identity

When engineers transform their service/maintenance output, they can minimize risk and take a step closer to maintenance efficiency.

Aerospace industry trends

The aerospace industry employs an increased use of electronics and electrical systems in modern platforms to provide greater performance and mission capabilities. Here are some significant electrical development trends throughout the years:

  • The move to fly by wire and digital engine controls and cockpit digitalization became the norm in the 1980s

  • Next, there was a push to improve safety with collision and terrain avoidance systems. The movement continued to bring electrical technology to the passengers while introducing digital cabin management systems and onboard wireless fidelity (WiFi)

  • Today there’s an increased awareness of climate impact and sustainability, which is leading engineers toward developing electric propulsion

Aircraft MRO

These trends in the aerospace industry have a direct impact on six core areas of service information provision:

  • Authoring time

  • Engineering change

  • Service documentation

  • Technical training

  • Book time

  • Service hardware

Bringing together an efficient and customizable approach with the view that aircraft maintenance, repairs and overhaul (MROs) have on the data is key to addressing those impacts. Modern technical publication tools enable engineers to enrich the end user's product interactions, giving them all the data needed to resolve problems. By consuming content from engineering, manufacturing, suppliers and compliance departments, engineers can provide a rounded, complete set of data to support a product.

Siemens Capital software

It is crucial for aerospace technicians to provide comprehensive electrical information and prioritized diagnosis procedures. The Capital™ software tool suite can help technicians reduce the ground time of aircraft and increase revenue. Capital is part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, our comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, hardware and services.

What if you could reduce overall authoring activities by 77%? What impact would this have on downstream operations? Read the white paper to find out.