Interactive 3D technical manuals launched by Textron Aviation

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Textron Aviation has developed an interactive, 3D full-colour technical library, 3DPubs, including maintenance procedures, wiring diagram reference designators and parts catalogues.

The company tested the new technology by publishing 3D wiring diagram reference designators for the Citation Latitude earlier in 2019.

“The Longitude’s clean-sheet design offered Textron Aviation engineers the chance to reimagine technical manuals,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of global customer support at Textron Aviation. “We’re committed to advancing all aspects of the industry, including aftermarket speed and support. Using the new 3D diagrams, maintenance technicians around the world can review and validate processes virtually before working on an aircraft – saving customers time and money.”

The new library, now available on the Textron Aviation 1View application, offers interactive step-by-step procedural instructions. Using a colour-coding system, technicians can quickly differentiate visuals to identify line replacement units, hardware, discarded parts, sealant application areas and specialised tools.

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