Nagasaki-based Oriental Air Bridge inked a deal with TRAX to implement the
web-based eMRO system to manage maintenance activities on its fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft.
The airline operates charter flights throughout southern Japan in addition to scheduled services between Nagasaki and remote islands and between Fukuoka and several destinations. The airline has been flying since 1961 – originally known as Nagasaki Airways – having been renamed as Oriental Air Bridge (ORC) in 2001. “Oriental” was put in the company’s name to signify Nagasaki’s history as the gateway to Japan from China, Korea, and elsewhere, and “Air Bridge” to signify its position as the bridge between Japan’s main island of Kyushu and Nagasaki’s outlying islands.
With Nagasaki Prefecture being home to 51 of the more than 300 inhabited islands of Japan, an airline that provides vital air service connections between the islands and the mainland is essential. In fact, its website slogan is “Connect People, Connect Islands in Nagasaki”. ORC’s former President referred to
the carrier as “a different type of LCC, a local community carrier.”
Implementing the eMRO cloud solution with its leading-edge technology will bring many advantages to ORC. Users can have maximum mobility while accessing required documentation and electronic data, viewing assigned maintenance tasks, receiving real-time updates on planned and completed work, tapping into integrated materials modules, and an overall increase in lowered costs, enhanced
productivity, and efficiency.