Spreadsheets vs Maintenance Tracking Software

We hear from our clients often that they are managing their aviation maintenance tracking using spreadsheets which they refer to as "spreadsheet hell". One of our long terms clients and business partners, Jonathan Bowen from Oceania Aviation, shared the journey they have been on in their transition to specific maintenance tracking software 

"In 30 years of my aviation, it’s gone from some log books to lots of log books to spread sheets and now purpose built systems. Along the way the aircraft have become more sophisticated as well, including the reporting variables.  Does a spread sheet still cut it? 

In my world as co-founder of Oceania Aviation, the company is looking after 900+ aircraft and I can tell you the first mistakes start at the journey log. 70% of the time we find errors costing money for us to cross check. Just last month we found a helicopter with an extra 1000 events added through typo error. In addition, in our years of converting spread sheets to our maintenance tracking software, Aeronet, we have seen many mistakes, such as removing turbine engines 300+ hours early in a AS350, or worse. 

Aeronet has saved us the duplication of data entry, reduced the errors dramatically and given us the confidence that our data is always up to date and correct. 

In today's environment and in today’s aircraft, is your maintenance tracking system truly up for the task hand over heart? Can you afford to still rely on yesterday's methods to manage your fleet? That’s a question many are asking resulting in the change to professional software systems like Aeronet that save money, not cost more. 


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