SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Digital today announced that SAUDIA Airlines will implement GE Digital’s Aviation Software Asset Records solution. The contract expands the partnership between Saudia and GE, creating further operational efficiencies and cost optimization.
The GE Digital Asset Records system allows operators to easily streamline records management with a single cloud-based solution. Airlines are able to digitize, index and archive all maintenance records and match these records to the relevant M&E (Maintenance & Engineering) system. Additionally, they can connect internal and external operations records and data and easily facilitate documentation between airlines and lessors.
By implementing Asset Records, SAUDIA expects to achieve benefits including reduced records management overhead, time savings for engineering, easier data retrieval, optimized asset transfer between the airline and other entities, and more. The airline will use GE Digital’s Asset Transfer System to streamline and simplify management of leased asset documentation with lessors, as well as MRO Connect, Workflow Management and M&E Systems Integration. Additionally, the solution includes expert professional services for the digitization of all historical backlogs and assists the Saudia team in the day-to-day management of technical records processes and asset transfer packages.
MRO Connect enables extension to other cloud-based systems
Workflow management allows users to manage error correction and document resolution between the carrier and its outsourced maintenance providers
The integration of M&E systems allows querying production databases of M&E systems to support more accurate web indexing and publish links to these databases.
Commenting on the agreement, Eng. Ahmed Al Wassiah, Chief Operating Officer, SAUDIA, said: “SAUDIA places innovation among its top priorities in its aircraft fleet and operations, and with this latest partnership with GE, it enables SAUDIA to move a transparent and fully digital solution for managing aeronautical asset files. With fleet expansion and the airline’s aircraft modernization roadmap, a critical part of the 360 approach is to have a fully digital interface, providing real-time access to aircraft recordings. aircraft archived in real time, facilitating quick access to multiple features, recordings and data.
With Asset Records, airlines can streamline records management from capturing and correcting data, to finding and integrating with suppliers, connecting to existing processes and systems, and easily integrating into the workflow without worrying about compliance. Additionally, airlines can leverage highly accurate data and enable downstream analytics to improve operations.
“This contract represents an excellent digital partnership with one of the largest airlines in the region,” said Andrew Coleman, general manager of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business. “It’s a great example of companies embracing the future of flight through sustainable operations, applying proven aviation practices to emerging technologies, and adapting to an increasingly digital world.”
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