Located in Narita, at Japan's primary international airport, Pratt & Whitney's Asian Distribution Center is a hub for an essential element of the manufacturing process. The company is one of the top three major manufacturers of jet engines for large airliners. Most of the major airlines of the world are Pratt & Whitney customers and in order to comply with US Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the company is required to perform airworthiness inspections on all engine components before releasing them to their airline customers in this region. That inspection process is meticulous, with every step thoroughly documented. And it's a process requiring an extensive database system. The Center has been using FileMaker Pro for more than fourteen years, and chose FileMaker Pro for its quick development time and for the ability of end users to make simple modifications to the database structures.