Written by Jonny Williamson
Introduced in 2005, Boeing’s Toolbox is the aviation industry’s first set of productivity tools designed to unify an airline’s maintenance and engineering operations from start to finish.
Boeing explains Toolbox as “comprised of seven different modules in one easy-to-use suit that enables airlines to streamline a wide range of maintenance and repair activities from managing technical publications and troubleshooting problems, to performing core maintenance and engineering tasks”.
Toolbox is an online system which uses intelligent documents and navigation methods to help airline’s technical operations staff troubleshoot airplane systems, record structural repairs, manage parts and task cards, while ensuring maintenance program optimization.
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Dennis Floyd, vice-President of Fleet Services for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, commented:
“Toolbox has a strong track record of delivering essential information faster and more reliably than other systems. Reaching a milestone 100 customers in seven years is testament to Toolbox’s ability to help airlines efficiently manage their maintenance practices and provide the latest, most accurate information to their maintenance and engineering teams.”
In addition to Star Air, which operates 11 Boeing 767’s, other airlines currently using Toolbox include Air China, Emirates, Japan Air, Lufthansa, Ryan Air and Southwest Airlines.
Toolbox is accessed through subscription with www.myboeingfleet.com, which offers the benefit of a common and easy-to-use interface relating to a range of Boeing online products in a reliable and secure location.