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SierraTrax Launches Nationwide Scanning Network for Digitizing Aircraft Logbooks

SierraTrax announced the launch of its nationwide scanning network, which provides a secure route for aircraft owners and operators to convert their paper logbooks into digitized records and store them safely in SierraTrax’s cloud service. Through SierraTrax’s new Digital Aircraft Records solution, what can often be boxes of paper records can be professionally scanned and transcribed into SierraTrax. Using advanced AI, records including log entries, 8130 parts traceability forms, 337s, and handwritten logs, are automatically organized into relevant categories and made searchable. Users of the service can privately share and quickly search records by entering a simple keyword or date, allowing for easier inspection of records for Part 91 and Part 135 operations, as well as maintenance facilities. “We are very excited to bring a secure scanning solution to our customers, which solves one of the largest hurdles in digitizing aircraft records,” says Jason Talley, CEO…

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TECTONIC SHIFT IN FLEET PLANNING & MAINTENANCE

TECTONIC SHIFT IN FLEET PLANNING & MAINTENANCE

As airlines shrink, there is a silver lining – a vast disposal of older-generation jets, a fleet planning shift and the acceleration of the digital transformation. “The industry is moving towards more efficient fleets that have larger average seating capacity and lower maintenance costs especially over the short-to-medium hauls,” says…
Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

Q&A WITH AERO NORWAY CEO GLENFORD MARSTON

Aero Norway has built its reputation as an exclusive CFM56 engine provider, priding themselves on high standards, EGT margins, Competitive turnaround times and long-term client partnerships. The company also says they try to “harness the special characteristics of strength, focus and independence that embody the Norwegian way of life.” We…
ATR = FAST & FLEXIBLE

ATR = FAST & FLEXIBLE

ATR is working hard to ensure its customers stay flying through COVID-19 and into the future with an interesting series of initiatives Laurent Caballe, VP Products and Services, says around 60 percent of the ATR 42/72 fleet has remained flying during the pandemic. This is partly a reflection of a…
“FIRE! LEFT ENGINE!” HOW SHORT CUTS TO PROCEDURES LED TO A NEAR-DISASTER

“FIRE! LEFT ENGINE!” HOW SHORT CUTS TO PROCEDURES LED TO A NEAR-DISASTER

There is no doubt that fatal airline accidents, especially those involving maintenance, have decreased significantly over the last two decades. That’s a good thing for three reasons: (1) Less people are killed; (2) Increased public confidence in aviation maintenance, and (3) the resources that were once tied up in the…

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A Very Important Attribute

FAA Administrator Steve Dixon announced on November 18, 2020, as we were going to press, that he was rescinding the order that grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 616 days after it was taken from the skies. What a long, strange trip it has been. Before saying anything else, let us take a moment and acknowledge the 346 lives that were lost aboard both Lion Air Flight 610…