US-based aircraft records platform Bluetail has launched its fully operational and scalable onsite scanning network. The new nationwide network has been built using the crowdsourcing technique that has been proven in many other industries.
Since March 2022, Bluetail has been building the network, technology and service and has successfully scanned nearly 100 jobs onsite at customer locations. The company has also now opened up a crowdsourcing portal to provide opportunities for experienced A&P technicians, aircraft records specialists and aviation techies who want to travel to customer locations and provide on-site logbook scanning services.
“With the unprecedented growth of business aircraft usage, our ever-expanding customer base requires that their aircraft logbooks and related records be digitised as quickly, efficiently and with the greatest degree of security as possible,” explains vice president Roy Gioconda.
“Simply put, some operators just don't want to take the risk of their highly valuable documents leaving their hangar,” he adds. “The only way to solve the issue is to have more trained people available to go to them. That's exactly what our crowdsourcing effort accomplishes. Customers have been extremely receptive to this new approach.”
The launch of the community, which already has numerous participants, represents a major milestone in Bluetail's ongoing mission to also help A&Ps, aircraft records consultants and even retired maintenance pros.
“By crowdsourcing a team of experienced aircraft maintenance professionals, we can scale to all major aviation hubs, unlike others that can only do one job at a time,” he continues. “We have always offered the on-site scanning option, but with our expanding customer base driving increasing demand, we want to ensure we provide rapid nationwide response times.”
Anyone interested in joining Bluetail's mobile scanning team must first visit the online portal and fill out all their information. Those who qualify as contractors will be trained to Bluetail's industry-leading digitalisation protocol and ethical conduct standards.