Caiman indexes, traces and controls in a rational way all the countless movements of any module or component part of each aircraft. The system is programmed to handle the following types of operations:
· receiving of parts, normally accompanied by some form of documentation (invoice copies, packing slip). Parts can either be "ordered" (purchase or repair orders) or "non ordered" (returned loans, borrowing, returns from stations)
· removal followed by reinstallation
· removal only, with no immediate replacement
· installation only, not immediately following a removal
· installation or removal of a subassembly on or from a next higher assembly on ground.
Caiman is capable of avoiding errors in movements, simply and effectively. The information relevant to each movement is carefully checked both against the data base information and the changing conditions fed in during the life of each part, component or aircraft.
Through one simple transaction, the movement of an entire and complex module is submitted to a detailed control down to its smallest component, all information being automatically filtered through the recorded structure and substructure.
Any inconsistency is immediately transmitted to the operator's screen, and the movement blocked. These controls of consistency are varied and include such
things as the existence of a conformity between the last movement and the actual; that the status of the part to be installed is always "on"; that the SLO value (Since Last Overhaul) has not exceeded the limit plus tolerance time or value, etc.
At this point in the Caiman procedure any relevant information about limits and residual flying time can be instantly obtained for any Rotable on board, from the smallest component, to the whole aircraft.