Two large Part 135 operators have been approved by the FAA to operate without using paper records in June of 2023.
They will use an entirely digital record-keeping system provided and supported by Vision Aircraft Records utilizing the SMART Logbook System (Secured Managed Aircraft Records Technology.)
Vision Aircraft Records can supply any Part 135 operator or certificate holder with the generic language to apply for the same approval. Vision has the capability to onboard any operator in the United States in a single business day.
“This will open the floodgates for anyone in business aviation industry who wishes to take advantage of an entirely digital business model,” said Mark Leeper. “This is a game changer to finally do away with the grief of paper. It will save an endless amount of money and time for ALL operators, including Part 91, Part 135, and others.”
Industry expert Larry Hinebaugh estimates that poor record keeping costs the industry over 150 million dollars per year, including maintenance research labour, lost documents, clerical time organizing, shipping and storage, etc. This figure does NOT include lost aircraft value in transactions or aircraft downtime caused by records which are incomplete or missing, compromising airworthiness.
“This approval is bigger news than even supersonic flight – it will impact more people in the industry in more ways than any other technological advancement since the Wright Brothers,” said Larry Hinebaugh.
About Vision Aircraft Records:
Vision Aircraft Records specializes in business aviation maintenance record-keeping solutions, providing aviation companies with an intuitive and user-friendly platform for managing their records. With over 20 years of experience in aircraft records management, Vision Aircraft Records has the knowledge and expertise to provide a comprehensive solution for the industry.