US: Trimble has announced the release of Trimble Pulse for Airfield Asset Management, a solution that improves the efficiency of airport maintenance operations, reduces asset life cycle costs and captures accurate asset history data, enabling the transition from corrective to preventive maintenance. The solution will enable airport operations crews to precisely locate maintenance needs, optimize repair efforts and analyze performance, improving the efficiency of airport maintenance and paving operations.
Airport operations teams inspect the airfield daily for defects in pavement, lighting and other maintenance issues that could affect taxiing, takeoffs and landings. From identification to repair, this mission-critical process requires multiple departments to communicate and an efficient workflow to be performed.
A combination of hardware and software, Trimble Pulse for Airfield Asset Management optimizes five key areas to accurately locate airfield maintenance issues and accelerate the repair process:
- Inspect – Easily enter pavement and other asset inspections using intuitive, mobile forms which are immediately available for all stakeholders.
- Identify – Precisely capture defect attributes and automatically associate them to pavement assets, providing a complete history of each slab and asset.
- Schedule – Optimize the scheduling and dispatch of inspection, repair and quality assurance tasks.
- Locate – Quickly and accurately navigate to the precise defect locations and eliminate unnecessary repairs and mistakes.
- Analyze – Monitor asset lifecycle developments in real time to enable proactive and predictive decision making.
“With airfields so vast and busier than ever, airport operations crews cannot afford to compromise their inspection and repair efforts due to inaccuracies or inefficiencies,” said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble Field Service Management (FSM). “We are delighted to offer a solution that can now enable inspectors to inspect and identify the precise location coordinates of a defect and schedule and dispatch a repair crew. Enhancing the workflow and connecting the field and office for complete collaboration in real time is key to enabling successful and efficient airport maintenance operations.”
This announcement was made at the 2018 Public-Private Partnership Airport Summit in San Diego, California.