EmbraerX’s Beacon will provide its digital maintenance coordination platform to ABS Jets in the Czech Republic under a new agreement announced today. Through its web and mobile application platform, Beacon connects operators, maintenance providers, aftermarket suppliers, and OEMs with the goal of accelerating aircraft return-to-service time during unscheduled maintenance events. ABS Jets is Beacon’s first European executive operator to join the platform.
ABS Jets ran its first maintenance case using Beacon on April 1. It expects to run more than 50 maintenance cases per year using the platform, with the goal of reducing the out-of-service time by 20 percent. “Since we started running all our maintenance cases on the platform, we see less miscommunication, less wait time, and more accountability,” said ABS Jets chief technical officer Vladimir Sip.
At the end of April, Beacon concluded more than 35,000 unscheduled maintenance cases by more than 1,000 users—numbers that are expected to grow as the industry recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. EmbraerX is Embraer’s market accelerator for disruptive businesses.