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AMOS strengthens its presence in the Middle East with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines

11/06/2012

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AMOS to support extensive growth of SAEI in the near future

 Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), the MRO provider of Saudi Arabian Airlines, has signed for AMOS of Swiss-AS to manage all its MRO services.

Ronald Schaeuffele, CEO of Swiss-AS, says: “We are pleased to closely cooperate with SAEI and to provide them with a state-of-the-art and future-proof MRO software which will help to further ensure SAEI’s sustainability and competitiveness in the future.” SAEI has recently commissioned a US$800 million contract to build 11 new hangars and aircraft maintenance facilities in Jeddah. In this context the management of the Saudi MRO provider has chosen AMOS as the perfect fit to support the challenging expansion plans.

Several implementation companies teaming up in the AMOS project

The kick-off meeting, followed by a solemn contract signing ceremony, has already taken place in Jeddah. Although the implementation is considered complex (high adoption level of AMOS functions throughout all business units of SAEI with several thousand AMOS users), the project is expected not to span more than 18 months.

In order to master all required activities as effectively and efficiently as possible, a consortium of implementation partners works together closely. In this context Swiss-AS is responsible for the proper implementation of AMOS including guiding and assisting SAEI in the definition, streamlining and implementation of the future business processes as well as developing and delivering a comprehensive and highly structured training program for SAEI. Through its long-term partner CrossConsense, Swiss-AS will also engage in crucial steps of the data migration stream of the project.

Furthermore this AMOS implementation will be characterised by an extended on-site presence of the Swiss-AS’ project managers and implementation specialists. All in all Swiss-AS will bring in its immense experience of implementing such comprehensive software like AMOS in a complex MRO environment.

About Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Saudi Arabian Airlines

SAEI is a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines and is based in Jeddah. More than 130 AC of Saudi Arabian Airlines are fully maintained by SAEI. In addition, SAEI also offers 3rd party maintenance services. The fleet of the national Saudi carrier is mixed and consists of B747, B777-200 & -300, MD-11, A320, A321, A330 and Embraer 170 aircraft.

SAEI has more than 5’200 employees and will expand its MRO facilities at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport considerably within the next couple of years. Once the construction is finalised, SAEI will possess the largest MRO facilities in the Middle East

About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS

Swiss-AS’ AMOS is the industry-leading MRO software in Europe and one of the best-selling solutions world-wide, developed and distributed by Swiss AviationSoftware. It is a comprehensive, fully-integrated software package that successfully manages the maintenance, engineering and logistics requirements of modern airlines and MRO providers by fulfilling all airworthiness standards. Swiss-AS is a 100% subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., and counts more than 100 customers worldwide to its loyal customer base, including pure operators of all sizes, major low-cost, regional and flag carriers, large airline groups and MRO providers.

Swiss-AS has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and is also represented in Miami, FL, USA. SWISS-AS.COM