Because the data is maintained in a central repository, fleet operators can act more quickly in passing on information to regulatory bodies, like the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), said Hannes Sandmeier, Oracle senior director, Complex MRO. "Thats something that a lot of these companies struggle with because they have multiple different systems in multiple locations," Sandmeier said. Some large commercial aircraft operators have as many as 30 or 40 different applications for scheduling and tracking aircraft maintenance.Although the airline industry is struggling, Jewell said that all companies, including airlines, are looking for ways to cut costs. "In the United [Airlines] bankruptcy, the judge said they need to clean up their maintenance software," Jewell said. Latest Oracle News:
"If the FAA issues a directive, you can immediately find all the parts [cited in the directive and installed on your aircraft] and tell them when you will comply," Sandmeier said.