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Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD)


Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, FL



BCAD – Enterprise Asset Management and Arora ATLAS Implementation at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport

Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) sought a partner to help them to maximize their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software. Between incomplete data and inconsistent processes, many groups within the organization were struggling to adopt the system as a natural part of day to day operations. A partner was sought to help them address the department’s most pressing needs, which included:

  • Financial management by establishing reliability centered maintenance (RCM) best practices
  • Sustainability policies through improved asset energy utilization and conservation
  • Airport regulatory compliance practices
  • Airport safety management systems
  • Airside and landside asset data collection
  • Airport enterprise resource programs integration
  • Airport geographical information systems integrations
  • Airport property management systems integrations
  • Airport mobile solutions

Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) and Arora Technology Group (ATG), wholly owned subsidiaries of Arora Engineers, Inc., were selected to address the department’s noted needs by providing professional services to implement IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and the Fix and Inspect modules of the Arora ATLAS® mobile solution.

Scope of Work Included:

In order to assist BCAD in migrating from their previously under-utilized system, which resulted in delayed work start times, lost work orders, bypassing the work order system, and lack of data for performing data analysis, EDI implemented the ATLAS Fix and ATLAS Inspect modules to assist in performing documented maintenance activities. The Fix solution helped BCAD to streamline their work order process and the Inspect solution helped the authority perform critical terminal inspection services.

The main phase of the project entailed implementing EDI’s Strategic Asset Management (eSAM) for Airports, a pre-configured IBM Maximo 7.6 solution and Arora ATLAS Fix and Inspect modules which integrate with ESRI GIS maps and with Maximo Work Orders putting functionality in the hands of technicians. Functional areas implemented with the objective to define processes, data and metrics included:

  • Baggage Handling System, Restrooms, HVAC, and other facility system data was collected, updated to standard nomenclature and then loaded into the Maximo system
  • Work Service Requests
  • Work Order Execution
  • Airfield Operations Management (including Part 139 Airfield Inspections and SMS)