FLYdocs has secured Brussels Airlines as its latest client for end of lease (EoL) services. A team of aircraft records specialists from FLYdocs’ will build and audit digital records for 10 end of term aircraft and facilitate the on-time return to their respective lessors.

The data scanning and electronic migration for the initial fleet of three A319 and seven A330 Airbus aircraft, which are due to be returned between October 2018 and October 2019, has already been completed. This involved an onsite team scanning over 3.3 million original documents, the digital data then goes through proprietary processes to extract maximum utility in order to build and audit a complete aircraft documentation.

FLYdocs reported that to date, documentation builds for six of the 10 aircraft are complete.

“We’ve enjoyed the collaborative approach to this programme, and have found the reporting functionality within the FLYdocs platform of particular value,” said Jan De Meyer, technical representative and records manager at Brussels Airlines. “We can instantly see a project status, identify queries and delegate team members to respond to them all within the system.”

FLYdocs CEO, Adrian Ryan welcomed Brussels Airlines and commented: “There is no denying the business case for digital lease returns, and therefore no reason for any airline today to be incurring the risks, costs and potential late return penalties of paper-based operations.”

Brussels Airlines initially signed up with FLYdocs for a phase-out programme, however they have since contracted FLYdocs to manage the phase-in of two A340 aircraft due for delivery in early 2018.