A fleet operator is confronted with a continual flow of Directives: Technical Bulletins, Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, Information Letters, and so forth. The content of the incoming publications must be carefully analysed, and relevant tasks programmed and carried out. As a further complication that rests on the operator's shoulders, the arrival of the publications does not normally follow a well established periodicity, but originates in an unpredictable manner, depending on Control Agencies, Manufacturers Directives or the Company' Engineering Division. This module of the Caiman assists the fleet operator with a comprehensive set of tools, organised in the following functions:
· directives acquisition, which carefully catalogues the publications in the data base for use by other functions. All types of documents are controlled, and complex interrelations between ADs, SBs, ECOs reproduced in the system
· Serial Numbers selection, committed to the search and retrieval of the serial numbers referenced to by the publications. The function is carried out with the aid of other Caiman modules: Rotables for insight on the serialised items, such as expire date, limits, configurations;
Flight Activity makes available the operational history of the aircraft; Orders offers information about the manufacture date of time limited parts
· compliance with Directives: when a task is carried out, this function records the information on the data base, and calculates new expire limits for repetitive tasks
· Enquiries afford high visibility to the module; in particular provide Directive-Tasks and Tasks-Directives cross reference. Compliance search is carried out on a per Aircraft or Engine basis.