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MRO Package Tracks and Manages
Aircraft Maintenance and
Inventory Control
hen MROs implement WinAir's MRO package,
they are often migrating from very
old software, manual spreadsheets or a
blackboard/whiteboard covered in sticky
notes. The latest trend driving MRO systems
is digitalization.
" MROs are adopting digitalization wherever
and whenever they can, " according to Natasha Wundram, product
specialist for WinAir (AV-BASE Systems, Inc.). " Manual processes
have been identified as inefficient, and businesses are eager to
reduce them through increased automation. "
In a single software solution, WinAir's MRO package provides
MROs with the tools they need to effectively manage all aspects
of a client's aircraft visit. They can manage aircraft maintenance
programs, planning, technical records, production activities, inventory
control, purchasing, invoicing, job costing, and more in an
integrated system that focuses on regulatory compliance.
Wundram shared more information about the MRO package.
What are the key advantages of utilizing the MRO package?
WinAir's MRO package provides accurate and real-time information
at your fingertips, increasing productivity, connecting
departments and improving transparency.
Can the MRO package be configured to meet different
When we implement WinAir, we meet with our customers and
consult with them to determine their specific needs/requirements
in order to help them choose the best configuration for their WinAir
system. Customers' needs vary; for example, an MRO may track
basic flight log information for their clients, while another MRO
may track very detailed flight logs for their clients, or an MRO
may not track flight logs at all and rely on their clients' flight logs.
Are there any optional features?
WinAir has the scalability to meet the specific requirements
of businesses, whether they are an expanding or medium to
large MRO. Businesses can enhance the MRO package by adding
optional features and functionalities that best meet their current
needs or as those needs change. Document Management, Labor
Tracking, Accounting Integration, Tool Management, and Barcode
Labels are some of the optional features that appeal to MROs.
What is the most common configuration of
the MRO package chosen by customers?
The most common configuration of WinAir is
our All-Inclusive product option; it offers the most value for MROs
as it includes all system updates and enhancements. However, if a
company has specific budgetary requirements, we can tailor our
software packages to meet their needs.
Is there a specific capability or feature that really wows
WinAir's Digital Signatures feature allows mechanics and
inspectors to approve and electronically sign off on maintenance
tasks, which has proven to significantly save aviation operations
in terms of time allocations and administrative costs, accelerate
processes, ensure accuracy, and provide customers with the option
to go paperless.
What considerations should be made before moving to the
digital realm or upgrading to the MRO package?
Moving from a legacy system, or even a paper-based one, to
modern aviation management software, such as WinAir Version
7, will result in a shift in the way work is performed by everyone in
the organization. The most important thing is to be prepared to
make changes to organizational procedures. WinAir has clients
that have been approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA
to go completely paperless with digitally authenticated signatures.
What does an MRO need to have in place before purchasing
the MRO package?
WinAir Version 7 pre-purchase requirements are minimal, as the
software is entirely web-based. When using our SaaS (Software as a
Service) hosting options, our customers do not need any additional
infrastructure; all that is required is a device that can connect to
the internet. We work together with all new prospects to formulate
a change management and implementation plan.
When did WinAir first introduce the MRO package?
Our packages have always been scalable, with customers able to
add modules or bundles as needed. As a result, since its inception
in 1988, the MRO package has always been available.
What version of the MRO package is available now and how
has the package changed since it first came out?
The MRO package is included in the most recent WinAir Version

July-August 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August 2022

A Southern Gentleman and a Great Man
Industry Inspection
AMT 40 Under 40 Maintenance Professionals Award Winners
Adopting and Maintaining Effective Safety Management Systems
If Everything is Important Then...
PPG to Break Ground on New Toulouse-Base Aerospace Application Support Center
The Way We've Always Done It
Anyone Fits
MRO Package Tracks and Manages Aircraft Maintenance and Inventory Control
Advertiser’s Index
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July-August 2022 - A Southern Gentleman and a Great Man
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July-August 2022 - PPG to Break Ground on New Toulouse-Base Aerospace Application Support Center
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