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Era Sees Big Savings with AviIT's e-tech pubs

 - March 5, 2011, 5:15 AM

Era Helicopters will be implementing AviIT’s eMan Solution (Booth No. 2662), an Internet-based, centralized technical publications management and delivery system, at all of its bases. The company’s v-p of maintenance, Stewart Stavley, said the system should reduce the number of paper subscriptions and the manpower required to update and distribute the paper documentation. “We operate about 180 aircraft at probably 35 different locations and we’re spending $202,000 on maintenance publications annually. The eMan Solution [should] reduce our annual cost to about $114,000 and that doesn’t include the savings on the labor of updating and distributing paper,” he told AIN. He did said there are some other costs, such as the requirement for a few additional computers and printers.

“The biggest issue is FAA compliance; we can get information out to everyone, everywhere.” Before implementing the eMan system, for grounded helicopters Era had to fax all the applicable maintenance documents to mechanics at the AOG ship’s location. “Now [employees] can get it on the Internet,” he said. “It also serves as an audit and compliance tool in that we can monitor if the techs are using the manuals to do the work.”

The company offers live online demonstrations on its Web site (www.aviit.com) on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am EST.