Magnetic MRO, a global provider of total technical care for aircraft operators and lessors, has launched Interior Inspector - a new service which connects airline workers and maintenance teams in logging damages found in the passenger cabin of a commercial airliner.
The company is constantly working on finding new ways to address challenges that impede the industry’s growth and development. One of such has been logging, handing over and saving the data of damages which occur in aircraft interiors.
“During interior inspections for our customers, we quickly understood that pen and paper is not the way to go,” explained Magnetic MRO’s Interior Project Manager Pärtel-Peeter Kruuv. “We need a tool that connects found damages and pictures or notes taken on a specific location, and combines that in a user-friendly system that would only need a short tutorial to be used. That was the moment when the initial idea behind our inspection application got formulated. By now, we have named it Interior Inspector.”
The Interior Inspector is an application that allows either the cabin crew or dedicated mechanics to log whichever kind of damages or findings in the passenger cabin of commercial airliner. The application is intended to work on smartphones, tablets and regular PCs.
According to Kruuv, the main idea was to keep the system simple, yet flexible, while getting to know the customer’s requirements. “Our findings so far are mostly problems that could easily be solved during over-night stays, such as pen-stripes, worn placards, small stains or broken recliners.”
As the next step, Magnetic MRO will be introducing the application to the company’s customers as a service to start collecting data on how Interior Inspector is used in commercial airlines. The collected data will help the developers to improve the application even further.