Nearly seven months after its launch, Bluetail has established through various partnerships a digital aircraft records scanning network comprising more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The centers are located in cities and near general aviation airports, including Teterboro, New Jersey; White Plains, New York; Las Vegas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Dallas/Fort Worth; Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle; and San Jose and Van Nuys, California.
The network itself took about nine months to vet partners and build, Roberto Guerrieri, who co-founded Bluetail with Stuart Illian, told AIN. “The missing piece was the network that integrates with our software,” he explained. “So now we feel like we have a complete solution to get true, back-to-birth records.”
Scanning centers adhere to both FAA Advisory Circular 120-78A (electronic signatures, recordkeeping, and manuals) and FAR 43.12 (falsification of maintenance records). They also follow the same physical security and best-practice scanning protocol and are SOC 2 and HIPAA-compliant. The aircraft records Bluetail digitizes and backs up to the cloud include logbooks, manuals, and maintenance records.
“We’re getting interest from some big MROs and from one of the larger maintenance-tracking software companies because we fill a hole they don’t have,” Guerrieri said. “That’s the story that we’re getting loud and clear from the market. It’s a niche, but it’s one that’s so needed.”