Indian regional operator Vistara is introducing e-tech logbook technology in a bid to go paperless.

ULTRAMAIN ELB will fully replace technical, cabin, journey, damage and fuelling paper logs providing a validated electronic Certificate of Release to Service (e-CRS). The airline is seeking regulatory approvals before fully integrating this solution across its operations but once implemented, it will enable accurate, real-time global operational visibility of the fleet for more efficient maintenance, higher dispatch reliability, and increased aircraft use. Currently in the airborne proving stage, the ELB application will be used by flight crew, cabin crew, and engineers on iOS devices to provide integrated workflows with Vistara’s maintenance and operational systems.

“As Vistara marches on its digital transformational journey, the focus on digital data capture, integration and automation will continue. ULTRAMAIN ELB will help digitise our aircraft paper logs and improve operational effectiveness.” said Vinod Bhat, chief information officer, Vistara.

“ULTRAMAIN ELB will be integrated with various live processes like AMOS, ACARS, and ARMS for seamless operations. This application, with its completeness and ease of use, is one step towards building enterprise application integration while also focussing on sustainable operations,” said Sisira Kanta Dash, Vistara’s senior vice president of engineering & maintenance.

“As well as our well proven defect management functions. Vistara will be using ELB’s refuel / defuel functions, which enable real time capture of refueling documentation using Ultramain’s e-Signature capabilities. This is another important step towards the automation of Line Maintenance Operations,” said Mark McCausland, president and CEO of Ultramain Systems.

Vistara launched commercial operations in 2015 and now connects destinations across India and abroad. The airline operates a fleet of 53 aircraft, including 41 Airbus A320, five Airbus A321neo, five Boeing 737-800NG and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

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