Rolls-Royce has launched a new mobile technical publications service for the BR725 engine that powers the Gulfstream G650.
The application takes technical data that was previously supplied in Adobe PDF format and transforms it into three-dimensional animations that can be displayed on an iPad or other tablet device. This allows the engineers to easily view the tech pubs and drawings as they work on the engine. Through Rolls-Royce’s Myengineaero.com web-based support service the technical data can be kept updated with the latest information.
“We are always seeking to improve and innovate to support our customers, who would prefer a ‘show and do’ instruction rather than the traditional PDF,” explained Neil Brown, director of R-R’s small and medium engines.
“We wanted to do something different and, as the Gulfstream G650 has iPod and iPad connections, we thought this solution had potential. There is even a strap attachment to hold an iPad, to enable engineers to interact with the information as they are working,” Brown said. The company is now looking at other manuals that could be adapted to become 3D publications.