Interactive Electronic Technical
Fighter Link Solutions International (FLSI) is dedicated to developing innovative approaches to enhance the effectiveness and profitability of its client organizations in the manufacturing and MRO industry, including the members of their respective supply chains.
In support of this goal, FLSI and Quanos Service Solutions (QSS) have executed an Authorized Partnership agreement.
Under this agreement, FLSI is authorized to develop, produce, and distribute advanced logistics solutions — including Quanos’ customized software solutions — to provide customers with more independent support capabilities.
Quanos’ new software for digital spare parts catalogs, service information systems (SIS), and service portals are composed of Catalogcreator® and Parts Publisher™. The coalition of these two powerful software programs allows FLSI to boost any organization’s preexisting capacity, capability, and supply chain systems. The new ‘SIS.one’ software package gives employees, customers, and distributors a 360-degree service view of technical products and services in real time. The QSS Digital Information twin (DIT) aims to synchronize information by combining all support components of one or more product lines into one common source: converting it into a digitized context. The DIT establishes the basis for a complete and transparent Life Cycle Protocol for any product, system, or complete platform.
Fighter Link Solutions International selected the SIS.one and DIT as the software to power our Innovative Fleet Sustainment Program. As an internal user of this advanced software, FLSI has identified and structured a family of immediately available services that, though tailored to the Aviation Aftermarket Sustainment Arena, is also applicable in any other industry. As both a user and authorized partner of QSS, our clients have the choice to purchase either the FLSI services (powered by Quanos Software) or the Quanos Software solutions outright.
The services described below are solely based on the SIS.one and DIT software solutions and are available as:
FLSI will provide each client with an individual Proof of Concept (PoC) at the beginning of the project. This PoC ensures a more optimal outcome by allowing the client to decide the best-suited solution for their specific circumstance and needs.
Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB)
Interactive IPBs can reference existing legacy manuals in a hard copy or PDF format, or they can be generated directly from existing CAD and/or ERP systems. The IPB will store relevant data in ONE central database system — the Common Source Data Base (CSDB).
All IPB items shown in IPB illustrations will be linked to the corresponding information in the associated Parts List through our Hotspot Technology. These links are based on the assigned individual item numbers.
Parts displayed in the IPB can be ordered directly from the actively displayed screen. An easy point-and-click action, removing the need for retyping any order details, increases the data accuracy.
Created orders can then be printed, exported, or emailed to the intended recipient for processing. Order histories can also be saved for future reference.
In addition to the information contained in a standard IPB, it is possible to customize the displayed Parts Lists with additional data columns, including price, parts availability, or other client-specific information.
IPB & Maintenance Instruction Manual (MIM) Integration
All items listed in the IPB can be linked to the corresponding Maintenance Instruction Manual (MIM) and vice versa.
Parts Publisher uses the available, original Technical Documentation (MIM) in PDF format and applies proprietary procedures to establish the appropriate links to the corresponding IPB.
The PDF-typical layout and functionality remains unaltered.
All connections to the IPB are identified by a colored underline, while the Part Numbers in the IPB connected to the Maintenance Instruction Manual are represented by a ‘book’ icon. If a Part Number refers to multiple target locations in the MIM, a selection menu with the different destinations in the MIM is displayed.
Any additional user-specific information (Service Bulletins, Engineering Notes, etc.) can be published and linked to the appropriate IPB and/or MIM section.
Additional System Benefits
The modular design of the database structure supports quick content updates — frequent and irregular if necessary. The result is the elimination of outdated manuals with missing or incomplete revisions. This guarantees that only the approved and latest documentation releases are in use.
Active links between item numbers on illustrations and the corresponding part listings allow immediately displayed information. If the same P/N appears on multiple illustrations, the appropriate connections will be established without delay. Not only does this feature apply to connections across multiple manuals for the same aircraft, but it also applies to connections that span across different aircraft types and systems.
The ability to have instant access to required information and later use this information efficiently and with absolute accuracy for further processing purposes will benefit every organization.
The Parts-Publisher Production Process
This service digitizes a client’s capabilities list, enabling automatic updates, searches by specified fields such as P/N, NSN and nomenclature. A company’s capabilities are the cornerstone of its business and must be complete, easy to search and yield accurate information. Thus, our capabilities catalogs are tailorable to any client’s organizational needs. These range from a simple searchable list to a complex, fully integrated, and interactive capabilities list that can easily interface with an existing ERP system, a technical library and/or product catalogs. The powerful Search Function is based on the Lucene Indexing system.
Technical Library Management System
FLSI uses a client’s existing library content, such as:
This content is then merged to create one single, easy-to-access pool of documents in a Common Source Database (CSDB).
The service used to create the Technical Library Managements System provides the digital tools to maintain, upgrade, and sustain the library content. This service is the prerequisite to provide fast and accurate access to ALL information in support of a client’s operations.
Targeted information searches can be performed by:
FLSI applies the Lucene Indexing System to support the unrestricted access of the complete Library Content for any search criterion.