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Aerobridge.io: How to add a new component to Assembly?

In this article you will learn how to acknowledge custody of a new component via Aerobridge Management Server. Once custody is acknowledged and installed / replaced on the drone, the component must be associated to an assembly on the Aerobridge. To perform these actions, you will need a account in Aerobridge, to get a account for yourself, please join us during our office hours.

Prerequisites

An incident must be recorded prior to starting this article, once a incident is reported the component is removed from the assembly automatically. To see how to report an incident and associate a component with that Incident Report, please see the How to report an Incident?) article.

The background

Once an incident has been reported, the management server removes the component from the assembly and sets the status of the assembly as parts need review. Normally staff within your operation will inspect the impacted component and based on the inspection, they can order a new part or fix the damaged one. In this case we assume the impacted component is damaged beyond repairs and that a new part is ordered and replaced.

Applies to

Aerobridge Lite Plan and above

What you need?

For this step, you will need:

  • an account with the Lite plan in Aerobridge with your fleet details
  • an /articles/aerobridge-report-incident/ incident report created with the impacted component
  • a photo / image of the receipt from the purchase of the replacement component

Report an incident

Follow the following steps update the component assembly. This is essentially a two-step process where you upload the receipt first, then you acknowledge custody of the new component ad finally after replacing the part on the drone, you update the component assembly. :

  1. Step 1. Upload your receipt
    • Go to Data locker -> Files Manager
    • Click on + Add a file
    • Upload tour photo and select File type as Receipts or Invoices in the dropdown, you can have the receipt as a PDF as well.
  2. Step 2. Acknowledge custody
    • Go to Manufacturing -> Assemblies
    • Select the impacted aircraft assembly, normally this should have a “Parts need review” status
    • Your component family should be avaialble on the left, click on the + Acknowledge custody of new one button
    • Select the appropriate Invoice Receipt, it should appear in the dropdown
    • Pick it and in the next wizard, give it a new Assembly code, and a friendly name
  3. Step 3. Update Assembly
    • On the right hand side, you should see the missing components and additionally it should show e.g “1 available”
    • Click on “Add to Assembly” to be added to the assembly
    • The assembly should be updated and the state of the assembly updated

Result

The assembly status should now be complete

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