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Copa Airlines Selects GE Aviation for Digital Records Management

February 20, 2019

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2019--Copa Airlines has selected GE Aviation’s AirVault Digital Records Management System for its fleet of nearly 100 Boeing 737 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Integration is currently taking place with Copa Airlines cross-fleet maintenance management system. The system enables connectivity between the airline’s maintenance systems, with the capability of capturing the relevant data to connect with MRO’s and lessors.

“These new digital technologies will enable deeper integration of digital records management, so Copa Airlines can better manage their operations as their fleet continues to grow,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation. “The system provides a global storage service for digital document management connecting the airline’s internal maintenance operations and suppliers for improved operational efficiencies to meet the regulatory requirements of the aviation industry.”

The AirVault records management system is a mission-critical, cloud-based electronic document management system designed to manage the digital content and bi-directional processes of aircraft maintenance records for the world’s largest airlines. The system provides a comprehensive solution that digitizes, indexes and archives all airline record types.

“The implementation of AirVault digital records management is part of the global digital transformation at Copa Airlines,” said Pablo Rousselin, senior manager, Projects, MRO Systems with Copa Airlines. “AirVault is the solution that best met our requirements. The system helps make our team’s daily operations significantly more efficient.”

The AirVault digital records management system manages more than seven billion aircraft maintenance records with one million new updates per day across a global aircraft MRO ecosystem.

This expands the historic engines relationship between GE Aviation and Copa Airlines to support the airlines digital transformation.

Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services. The airlines offer service to 74 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. During Copa Airlines’ more than 68 years of continuous operations, the Hub of the Americas in Panama has become the leading hub on the continent. Copa operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry and has an on-time performance of more than 91 percent, one of the best in the industry. Copa is a member of Star Alliance, which offers passengers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries. For more information, visit  www.copa.com.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines, and avionics, digital solutions and electrical power systems for aircraft. GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. Learn more at geaviation.com/digital, twitter @GEAviation

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