As we work with more aircraft owners, we have found two different scenarios that seem to fit with getting individuals started with our system depending on the goals of tracking information. For those looking to start a new tracking process, but don't care about any history before the current date they can merely enter everything as it is today. For those looking to keep a bit of history and those that have historical records, can enter information from a prior time, and then "bring it forward" so FlightFiles has all needed information.
Aircraft ownership is a complex undertaking, and can easily result in financial troubles for big expenses. One method of managing this risk is to use something such as a maintenance reserve process to set-aside money based on usage, or time, ensuring that by the time you reach expected major repairs the needed money will be set aside. This post discusses the process of managing/calculating reserves, and how FlightFiles can assist.