FLYdocs sets new performance standards for EoL transitions
By Katrina Dixon
21 March, 2018

FLYdocs sets new performance standards for EoL transitions

Advanced digital platform enables company to meet huge demand for lease return consultancy and services.


FLYdocs, the aviation data and records management solution provider and global industry leader in managing the lease transfer of aircraft and assets, today proudly announced their most productive month to date, with February concluding the largest volume of successful transitions to date. Anyone with knowledge of the aircraft industry will understand what a huge undertaking a single lease return is, and therefore will appreciate the enormity of the achievement which included 6 transitions in the same week, 4 in 4 consecutive days, a weekend delivery and even 2 on the same day.

At the centre of such a complex operation, sometimes involving millions of records, are FLYdocs technical experts; a carefully selected group of individuals, many of whom were previously responsible for technical records and asset management for major operators, leasing companies and MROs before joining FLYdocs. Their role is to work closely with clients to oversee the transition programme and manage all documents and deliverables via the FLYdocs platform until Technical Acceptance is achieved.

Holding overall responsibility for the smooth running of European Technical Operations is Adrian Lynch, who said:

“A few months prior, we anticipated that within February’s commitments, 6 aircraft could redeliver in the same week, and were able to plan accordingly. With teams in 3 different regions and time zones, we ensured each region handed over to the next to ensure continuity around the clock. This enabled all goals, including Technical Acceptance, to be achieved on time.”

Undoubtedly, the FLYdocs platform is a major contributor to the efficiency and effectiveness of the FLYdocs team. It’s hard to believe that many operators still rely on a paper-based approach to transition management, which has both time and cost inefficiencies, and often results in unnecessary penalties due to late returns. The good news is that the industry is waking up to the benefits of digitalisation, and FLYdocs is fast becoming the industry standard for digital aircraft records management and trading and counts many of the world’s leading airlines as clients.

FLYdocs CEO, Adrian Ryan commented:

“Not so long ago, we’d all be delighted if we were able to deliver one aircraft per month. Now we are delivering daily, with some days seeing multiple aircraft. This is an enormous achievement for everyone involved and for the business and I’m extremely proud of the entire team. A few years from now this level of delivery will be the norm, so it’s great to be such a big part of aviation history.”

What they said

  • FLYdocs has successfully completed lease return projects for Wizz Air in the past, which gave us great insight into the power of their system. Now with full access to FLYdocs®, we have the right platform to manage all of our records across the entire portfolio.
    - Heiko Holm, Technical Director, Wizz Air
  • We can instantly see a project status, identify queries and delegate team members to respond to them all within the system. This detailed visibility provides us with every confidence in our ability to successfully redeliver this large number of aircraft in such a short period of time.
    - Jan De Meyer, Technical Representative & Records Manager, Brussels Airlines
  • We expect the FLYdocs® system to facilitate smoother aircraft lease returns, through benefits such as the structuring of and access to our maintenance records.
    - Rob Saunders, Manager Engineering Development Cathay Pacific Airways
  • We have already enjoyed the benefit of cost and time savings involved with researching historical information – what used to take days to complete, now takes mere seconds to search and find documentation.
    - Jim Landers SVP- Technical Operations Hawaiian Airlines
  • The FLYdocs document audit was very comprehensive and captured a lot of discrepancies that might have otherwise been missed during a physical on-site documentation review. Once in a digital format, it was very quick and easy to locate a required document or piece of information.
    - Dean Pang, Engineering Executive at SilkAir
  • FLYdocs® allows us to be prepared and in a proactive position instead of reacting to document findings from a lessor just before the physical inspection starts. The feedback from the lessors is always positive as they can review the documents online and on different remote locations.
    - Werner Reiser Senior Manager Phase Out Program SWISS International Air Lines Ltd
  • We are excited to be moving to a new digital way of working that will transform our current engineering practices and we ensure that we deliver against our ambitious asset transition programme, keeping us and our fleet at the forefront of aviation in Europe.
    - Cemil Sayar, Director Technic, SunExpress
  • FLYdocs not only brings a leading software solution but also specific expert knowledge in the area of commercial aviation records management.
    - Rob Saunders, Manager Engineering Development Cathay Pacific Airways
  • The visibility and advanced electronic real-time audit functionality across both the records and aircraft physical inspection sides of the process have allowed Virgin staff, our MRO partners and the lessors, lessees and aviation authorities involved in the process to pro-actively manage each delivery with ease.
    - Rick Daniels Information Services & Airworthiness Records Manager Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • The platform’s superior functionality will provide us ease of use and multi-user web access to technical aircraft records from anywhere in the world.
    - Justin Goatcher, CDB Aviation, Head of Asset Management
  • The platform will bring much more versatility and control across the entire audit and transition process. We are also excited by the improvements it will make to our aircraft remarketing and trading performance too.
    - Rich Poutier, Chief Technical Officer, MCAP
  • We were impressed by the technical capabilities of the FLYdocs® platform. We contracted FLYdocs to manage the complete project from scanning to audit, and have the FLYdocs team to thank for their hard work and expertise.
    - Barry Keenaghan, Project Manager, NAC

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