Our Aircraft Repair And Management Information System (ARAMIS) is an airworthiness management aid that has been created and developed by us in response to an industry need to map and record airframe damage and repairs. It presents data visually, with supporting artefacts and references held conveniently in a powerful database that can be easily interrogated and configured to produce user-defined reports.
ARAMIS is based on Microsoft application software and accepts data in the formats of .doc .docx .xls .xlsx .pdf .eml .jpg .gif .tif.
The explosive de-compression and near loss of Aloha Flight 243 in 1988 led to an increased focus, in both civil and military aviation, on the impact of airframe usage and the effects of multi-site damage and fatigue. ARAMIS was developed as a highly-adaptable and cost-effective management information aid to assist in addressing this challenge and has been used on UK MoD aircraft.
The ARAMIS concept is simple yet ingenious. It allows engineers and key decision makers to easily review aircraft damage and repair records, accessed through a bespoke graphical interface that links to a powerful database. The database is configured to the user’s needs providing a comprehensive structural configuration record. The graphical interface is a leap forward in understanding positional information of multi-site damage providing a clear pictorial record of its relative proximity which is critical to assessing the efficacy of standard repairs.
Our key message is that ARAMIS captures data to create knowledge in a useable format and offers a powerful visual tool to improve airworthiness decision-making.
ARAMIS was used to demonstrate the results of a condition survey on the Puma helicopter fleet. The pictorial database was the first time that the Puma engineers had had an easy-to-use visual view of the repairs on their aircraft. They were full of praise for the clear displays of data and the amount of information that was available so quickly from the various menus. Success with this fleet led to further development of the ARAMIS toolset.
Example of airframe repair carried out during Depth Maintenance
Details entered in ARAMIS including upload of supporting documentation, drawings and photographs
Accurate configuration record of all recorded damage and repairs that can be interrogated by stakeholders
RA 5726, supplemented by the MASIM, details the Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Military Air System Integrity Management.
ARAMIS provides a powerful management tool to assist with many aspects of RA 5726 compliance: