General Dynamics in Fort Worth has developed a comprehensive on-line data system that records and provides information on the quality history of aircraft, either individually or by group. It also provides data about specific equipment, hardware, or raw materials. The system allows direct recording of nonconformances, dispositions, and corrective actions from the factory floor and a number of remote sites. Reports are produced in a variety of formats including on-line query and graphics.
The system has many uses, including ensuring that all known discrepancies are corrected before an aircraft is turned over to the customer. It is worthy to note because of its capabilities, user convenience, scope of coverage, and range of uses.
Together, this system and the Central Data System can provide a complete service and quality history for each Air Force F-16. The functional equipping tracking reporting systems are known as the "Blue Book" and "Blue Streak" for the factory and field level performance tracking, respectively.