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UK Apaches gain airworthiness software service support
Software services provider tlmNexus is to support the UK Apache AH-64E programme as part of the MoD Defence Equipment & Support Apache Capability Sustainment Programme Project, under the existing Airworthiness Issue Management System contract.
The Army Air Corps AH-64Es will benefit from tlmNexus’ Resolve software, the UK company announced on 23 June.
Resolve helps MoD platform management teams to track and manage airworthiness-related issues in a way that is compliant with the UK Military Aviation Authority’s engineering regulations.
The principal benefit of Resolve is that it provides a single source of reference for the areas it covers with a transparent, auditable view of all actions and tasks relating to key issues.
Advantages include the ability for remote workers to use the system to maintain the continuity of fleet airworthiness management and data integrity.
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