Listen to the Asset Insight Podcast as they sit-down with Bluetail co-founder Stuart Illian as they discuss the aircraft ownership life cycle and much more.
- Show All
- 1Aircraft Sales
- 2Aviation Industry
- 5Digital Logbooks
- 2Security and Privacy
I have been searching for a way to keep our logs current, safe and make them accessible to more than just me. One solution was to copy everything onto a flash drive which involves a lot of duplication of the whole process. But from my research, I now have an alternative that has not been available to General Aviation before.
When researching the best way to digitize your aircraft records, it’s always important to consider many factors when selecting an outsourced scanning service. A low-cost document scanning vendor can be extremely tempting, but is it safe and secure and what exactly does that aircraft record scanning quote cover? Often a low-cost scanning quote means you may be surprised later with certain hidden fees.
When it comes to scanning aircraft records, owners and operators take security and privacy seriously. Choosing a HIPAA compliant trained company, and SOC 2 scanning partner, can be very important since the employee training is very stringent and vital information is locked down. Why take the risk of an unqualified vendor to later find out that such information was leaked out to the public?
In addition to properly performing all the requisite sales steps such as cleaning the aircraft, taking nice photos/videos and developing a detailed aircraft specification sheet, it is imperative that the aircraft is in best shape (and spotless!) and that all inspections are up to date, that all related records (such as logbooks) are impeccable and that the aircraft is in the best possible condition.
Although digital logbook and maintenance entry systems are definitely the new, easier route, plane owners still keep paper logbooks and records just to be on the safe side. One simple way that many plane owners have discovered to make this as easy as possible is called “smart scanning and indexing.”
While maintenance tracking software allows an owner/operator the ability to track and forecast maintenance, manage parts, and much more, unfortunately, these systems can fall short when it comes to managing aircraft paper and digital records.
It’s been a huge last couple of months for us here at Bluetail. With every day that passes, we’re inching closer and closer to our official launch date— a milestone that our whole team has been dedicated to achieving since day one.