Remember when gadgets came with big, telephone-book-size manuals that made searching for the simplest questions, a drawn-out paper chase through appendixes and table of contents? I know when I’m in the middle of a hectic workday, having a searchable “help” box is a lifesaver. Likewise, Boeing has applied this same smart tech to their digital guides for airlines.
“If we were sending paper manuals they would be out-of-date before they got the new release. It’s a revolutionary change to have active databases,” says Molly Boose, Boeing Technical Fellow, Intelligent Graphics. It’s also a lot less cumbersome for airlines to have electronic manuals which can be accessed from airfields and repair centers to facilitate and speed up repairs.
Intelligent Graphics provide more than just 2D illustrations and flat information. They offer the most current information on Boeing aircrafts, giving airlines the essential info they need to make repairs more quickly and efficiently. Not to mention, they save on several libraries full of paper, which helps the environment.
“An Intelligent Graphic is not just a picture of a wiring system or a part that they’re going to be working on. It contains the right information to make repairs more effective and reduce flight delays,” says Boose. Making manuals smarter? Sounds simply ingenious to me.blog comments powered by Disqus