The Production Module tracks the progress of tasks within any works order in real time as they are worked through the hangar/MRO facility and reports budget vs actual labour expended, defects raised, task status and all materials issued or returned.
The resource planning functionality all users to plan hangar resources required to carry out maintenance on an aircraft. This includes detailed staffing availability planning, Works Order planning at a hangar level down to individual task level. Each task can be planned based on available resources on that day; showing the planner when the maintenance will be completed and the aircraft can be released back into service.
It can also be used when a Works Order is actively being worked on in the hangar, showing what has been completed, what remains to be done and if the maintenance is going to be completed on time.
All work cards may be bar-coded providing a simple and reliable method for work in progress data capture. Employees may be identified using a variety of techniques and allows operation of the system in the hangar without the need of a keyboard. As each task, workcard, operation or activity is performed, the information is captured by scanning or by direct entry into a tablet or PC. The information collected includes job number, employee number, materials used, start and finish times, etc enabling fast and efficient analysis of the task’s progress.
OASES’ defect control configuration options offer a flexible approach for the management of defects as they are discovered. All findings are tracked against the originating inspection or task and the system provides a full set of displays, reports and standardised exports for managers to monitor progress.
All labour expended or committed is collated by OASES and provides a real-time view of the current status of the works order. The system supports separation of inspection and labour hour estimates and compares the budgeted position with the actual current position. Managers can easily assimilate the impact of defects and other disruptions to the plan and can take remedial action at the earliest possible point in time.
Task Status Classifactions
Users can easily setup multiple codes enabling detailed analysis and tracking of individual tasks within a works order. The works order closure function understands these codes and is able to automatically determine the completion status date and time for each task.
All issues to and returns from the works order are tracked and reported. The system monitors the current works order status and prevents issues to the works order after the planned closure date. The system also monitors rotable issues to a works order and can be configured to prompt for the return of the off-core.
All mechanic times can be reported for both base maintenance tasks and defect rectification activities and can be reported as an individual’s experience log. In addition, employee experience can be reported using definable defect stage status codes
Multiple Task Tracking
Once the work package has been printed at either the hangar, MRO or line station, employees can log on to each task individually or against multiple tasks if more efficient. The management reporting systems annotate each task in the real-time displays to show multiple allocations and total time is apportioned pro-rata according to the estimated labour/inspection times against each task.
Timely, accurate information is key to the effective management of the works order and OASES provides full visibility of all open, suspended and closed tasks. Employee booking histories allow analysis and identification of best practice and assist in identifying training needs.
Together, these facilities provide high visibility to managers of changes to the plan, defects raised and their implications and any events likely to prevent planned return to service. Defects become visible at the earliest possible stage allowing early management intervention and mitigation of costs and service disruption events.