Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has selected Ultramain Systems to provide its electronic logbook software.
The airline will utilise ‘ULTRAMAIN ELB’ to replace its aircraft paper technical log, cabin log, journey log, damage log and fuelling logs, providing a validated electronic Certificate of Release to Service (e-CRS).
The ELB application will be used by flight crews, cabin crews and mechanics on iOS and Windows devices to provide integrated workflows with SAS maintenance and operations systems.
Once implemented, the partners expect benefits to include accurate, real-time global operational visibility of the SAS fleet, resulting in fewer maintenance related disruptions, reduced defect life cycle time, higher dispatch reliability and increased aircraft utilisation.
Ultramain said its off-line eSignature validation capabilities would ensure reliable electronic operations even when connectivity is unavailable.
According to SAS, ULTRAMAIN ELB will enable process efficiencies that will avoid disruptions and reduce turn times. It expects the removal of paper-based processes to increase productivity by 6,500 man-hours per annum. There are also sustainability benefits – implementing ELB will avoid the consumption of 300 logbooks per year across the SAS group of airlines, it said.
“We are pleased to welcome SAS to the ULTRAMAIN ELB family. As the launch customer of ‘ULTRAMAIN Electronic Line Checks’, a companion product to ELB, SAS will further increase productivity with digital line maintenance check sheets,” said Ultramain Systems’ president and CEO Mark McCausland. “This is an important step toward the SAS goal of reducing the environmental impact for the communities in which they serve.”