Slowly airline operations recommence, this also triggers most airline maintenance organizations to re-evaluate their costs of managing the airworthiness of the fleet. When managed properly simplifying a complex MRO IT landscape can drive significant costs savings. Below you can find three examples how you can save costs:
1. Replace old legacy systems
An M&E/MRO software change can be the starting point to reduce costs, especially if you are still using old disconnected legacy systems or have a complex IT system landscape that can be simplified. In both cases, the airworthiness and maintenance data need to be migrated into the new system. When should you change:
- The current systems in use are hardly interfaced thus causing inefficiencies
- The current system is running on outdated technology
- The supplier of current systems ceases to exist
- The current system is not able anymore to effectively manage your (growing) fleet
- The limitations of the current system have caused users to introduce alternative work methods, using excel sheets or even another system
Any of the above examples sound familiar, well it might be time to think of a change. Also read our blog 7 Tips: MRO Software Implementation in Aviation and guide Data Migration in Aviation - The Guide with Practical Tips and Insight.
2. Operating duplicate systems with the same purpose
Another huge costs driver, operating different systems per fleet in the same airline or as an MRO using separate M&E/MRO systems for each station. To merge the entire operation into a single M&E /MRO system to improve efficiency and aligns processes will result in cost savings. Such a database merger consists of four phases:
- Fit-gap assessment to define which sets of data are common and which sets of data are mismatching by the involved parties.
- Data standardization workshop with involved parties
- The Creation of data migration script’s and files
- Finally, full load iterations
3. Improve current system adoption
Another important cost saver is to improve current system adoption and getting most out of the M&E software you are already using for example by implementing specific modules.
Based on industry surveys, 80% of the Airlines and MROs are not wholly satisfied with the MRO system that they currently use. The same goes on to elaborate that only 50% of an Airline or MRO’s business tasks are technologically enabled through the MRO system: implying that half the tasks that were meant to be eradicated off, are still being carried out manually.
For more details, read our article: MRO Software System - How well are you using your system?
All of the above-mentioned situations bring the challenge to an airline or MRO of migrating data into one or multiple systems within its organization. Performing this activity by manual labour is often time and resource consuming and highly prone to human error, thus can be quite costly and that is the last thing we need right now. Hence data migration techniques and processes become relevant to each airline at different stages of their existence.
How EXSYN Can Help
Having dealt with most MRO systems out there in the market today, coupled with expertise combining several thousand man hours of work with over 30 Airlines and MROs spanning across a fleet size of over 1450 aircraft, EXSYN's team of aircraft data and aviation experts utilize a proven data migration framework and methodology:
- EXSYN’s data migration tool TITAN to reduce project costs and duration
- EXSYN’s data warehouse to accelerate your migration
- Data mapping and load workshops to develop the best strategy for your situation
- EXSYN’s data migration dashboard to monitor the progress and quality of your data migration
- Migration of both structured and unstructured data
- ISO 27001 data security certified migration approach
- Feel free to get in touch with us, we would be happy to discuss your situation.