Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced Boeing’s Toolbox Mobile Library, an iPad mobile application, to enable its Technical Operations team to improve the efficiency of its maintenance engineers and technicians.
With Toolbox Mobile Library, the
airline’s engineers now have access to maintenance documents for instant
reference and use at all times, removing the need to rely on connectivity or
Rami Awadalla, Acting VP
Technical Operations, Etihad Airways said: “Toolbox Mobile Library is
revolutionising the way our engineers work, as the new tool enables them to
access updated documents in real-time, and directly receive data updates
including seamless hyperlinks between manuals on mobile iPad devices.
“Not only do we expect to see
a significant improvement in manpower efficiency but it will also support
documentation compliance, enhance on-time performance, and reduce operational
Toolbox Mobile Library hosts
maintenance documentation for Etihad Airways’ Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner
airplanes, along with the airline’s internal documentation.
From a technical standpoint, Etihad
Airways’ Technical Operations are responsible for on-time departure of the
airline’s aircraft, and with the Boeing Toolbox Mobile Library, engineers will
be better equipped to achieve their objectives.
In 2018, the
airline recorded network punctuality of 82 percent for flight departures and 84
percent for arrivals – results that place Etihad Airways among the most
reliable and punctual airlines in the world for 2018. In its fleet, Etihad Airways
currently has 29 Boeing 787s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs and 5 Boeing 777 freighters.