Norwegian introduces iPads for line technicians

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Norwegian is introducing an Apple iPad-based information system developed by Boeing for line maintenance technicians working on the low-cost carrier’s 737 fleet.

The Scandinavian airline has signed an agreement for the maintenance software, developed for mobile telecommunication devices and part of the manufacturer’s "Boeing Edge" aftermarket services.

Line maintenance staff thus gain access to a range of information on the airport ramp, including technical manuals, available parts inventory and equipment order functionalities.

The system will be integrated with Norwegian’s existing maintenance-planning system to provide seamless data transfer, such as inventory listings and technical records, says Boeing.

The mobile software suite was launched in September.

As technicians will be able to quickly share information, including documents and photos that might be needed for troubleshooting technical issues, maintenance turn-times should be improved, says Boeing.