If you’ve been in aviation for any length of time, you know that maintenance tracking has always involved tons of manual work. Because there’s never been an automated alternative, operators have historically been saddled with the admin associated with spreadsheets and pen-and-paper.
These methods might be technically effective for tracking data, but they come with all sorts of unnecessary problems. They’re time-consuming, time-wasting, frustrating, and clunky — and they can actually cost you vital revenue by preventing you from maximising your flying time and staff resources.
We decided it was high time to look to the cloud in order to provide operators with a modern solution to these old-fashioned problems. Our recently launched feature Spider Events harnesses the power of the cloud to bring you automated third-party integrations such as Maintenance Tracking, a service that automatically logs your events and collects your maintenance hours.
Let’s talk a bit about the advantages of the cloud over traditional physical tracking methods, since the benefits of the former (particularly for an essential operation such as maintenance tracking) really can’t be overstated.
When you use physical documents to track your data, it’s all too easy to misplace them; to lose them entirely; or to forget to check the Hobbs and write down the hours at the end of the day (and risk inaccurately billing a client and losing money). But cloud-based systems such as Maintenance Tracking aggregate your data in one place, allowing you an easily accessible overview of your aircraft and eliminating the costly back-and-forth of those hard-copy methods.
Cloud-based systems also free you from the physical and location-specific burdens associated with pen-and-paper. Hard-copy methods often require you to actually be present in the office or to lug around a notebook or binder — but Maintenance Tracking bypasses this frustrating time-waster by simply eliminating the need for material documents.
This freedom saves you time in two concrete ways.
Firstly: allowing Spider Events and Maintenance Tracking to automate this area of your operations means you have one less moving part to keep tabs on. Where previously you were managing this time-consuming task manually, we now do all the work for you — putting valuable hours and resources back into your schedule.
And because Maintenance Tracking renders you much more mobile as an operator, you can use those hours to focus on maximising your productivity and growing your business.
So, to sum up: using traditional hard-copy methods to track your maintenance hours is no longer your only option. Spidertracks and Aeronet have automated the process with our new cloud-based service called Maintenance Tracking, which can save you time and money by:
- Collecting your data in one place and eliminating the costly back-and-forth of hard-copy methods.
- Freeing you from the physical and location-specific burdens associated with those methods.
- Giving you greater mobility and allowing you to focus on improving your operations.
We’re proud to offer this first-of-its-kind service to the aviation industry, and we’re excited about its potential to simplify and streamline your operations and to make your life easier.