Aircraft data storage and access provider Bluetail has introduced a digital document search engine called Mach Search. Founded a year ago with the goal to offer a simple, cost-effective platform to digitize aircraft records, the company developed this latest product based on input from its customer base, including corporate flight departments, charter operators, aircraft owners, brokers, and flight schools.
“With the introduction of our Mach Search capability, we are taking a step forward in bringing optical character recognition (OCR) machine-learning capabilities into the world of business and private aviation,” said Bluetail co-founder Roberto Guerrieri. “Building on our cloud-native Amazon Web Services platform, Mach Search enables true 'rocket science’ level business process automation, storing, and searching."
According to the company, the system uses OCR to streamline the ingestion, organization, and search of operations and maintenance documents. It can even recognize handwriting to search by A&P technician signature or inspector signoffs, Blutail said. Records can be uploaded via computer, tablet, or smartphone, and searched by numbers, text, or form.
To ensure the system would be live for customers at launch, Guerrieri said the records were run in parallel to the development of the technology. “To date, we’ve run more than one million client records through the Mach machine learning code,” he said.