Caiman offers the operator co-ordinated and updated information through the "Enquiry" function. An enquiry into a part number, for example, displays updated information on all the items sharing the same part number, and the "residual" working potential remaining prior to the next due maintenance.
An enquiry into a serial number, on the other hand, shows the movements undergone by this part during its working life, and its "residual" working potential.
Caiman prepares various kinds of reports, presenting the user with groupings of relevant information in one print-out. All reports can be directed to a printer, or generated in various formats: PDF, HTML, RTF, POSTSCRIPT, TEXT.
A few examples of print outs are :
v Aircraft Status Report presents detailed information on each aircraft. This information can be printed in order of components or residual potential.
· Component History Report presents the operator with all information on a given component over a given period of time. At a glance the operator can see any movements or revisions of that particular part. This information can be of assistance in the selection of efficient replacements.
· Position History Report lists the positions that have had a history of replacement on one or more aircraft, assisting the maintenance personnel to locate weakness or problem points, preventing future breakdowns and unnecessary maintenance.
· Print-out of parts at warehouses and Stations: the demand for spare parts can vary quite dramatically, especially with an aircraft on ground. It is therefore important to be able to single out location and status of parts currently at line Stations.
A few titles of the Caiman reports are shown below: