SAAB Support and Services – NH90 Automated Change Management


SAAB Support and Service, a Business Area within SAAB, is appointed by the Swedish Defence Material Administration to administer the maintenance plans for the new NH90 helicopter and monitor changes in the maintenance plans from supplier NHIndustries. The maintenance plans are documented in the S1000D format and compared manually with the previous plan.


To manually process the two specifications could take up to eight weeks and SAAB identified the potential to reduce the time to identify changes and improve quality control of new deliveries of technical documentation. Much time was spent to manually identify which parts of the data modules or maintenance tasks have been changed and from what.


The solution for SAAB enables a consecutive delivery of maintenance plans and automatic comparison. The received maintenance plans in S1000D format are mapped through established processes at SAAB and imported into Eurostep…

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