These features are all accessible within the system,
including many data layers that are linked to our
property management software. We continue to
add more refined details within interior spaces,
such as electrical and lighting systems, flooring,
wall coverings and others. The system also allows
us to track leased space so that users quickly can
determine who is renting a space, how to contact the
renter, and how to access the space in an emergency.
We designed work order templates to accompany
each of these assets. A coordinator using a laptop or
tablet can select assets, determine the work required
and select the proper template, ensuring the work
is routed to the correct shop. Users also can view
and manage outstanding items and those requiring
immediate attention. These streamlined work orders
can be linked easily to logbook entries, allowing
management to link events to work performed.
As we improve our system, our maintenance
supervisors will be able to manage equipment,
materials and labor statistics, all from the same
interface and database. Additional users include our
parking management contractor, security, safety, ARFF,
properties, and soon our noise management office.
Mitchell International now has a way to track
events, categorize issues, and easily view the
current status of the airport. Through a series of
reports, information automatically is disseminated
to departments, airlines and others. We now can
distribute information quickly, concisely and to
the people who really need it.
With a firm handle on labor and work statistics,
the airport has a much more accurate picture of the
time, effort, and efficiency of its maintenance efforts.
Timothy Pearson is a GIS specialist at General Mitchell
International Airport. He may be reached at tpearson@mitchel-
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