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Another European flag carrier to welcome into the AMOS community: Brussels Airlines

09/01/2012

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Brussels Airlines favours fully integrated AMOS

About a year ago, Brussels Airlines invited Swiss-AS to participate in an RFP process regarding an MRO software package that will help Brussels Airlines to streamline its processes regarding the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its fleet. Today, Swiss-AS is very happy about the decision of Belgium’s leading airline to implement AMOS.

“We value this project as a “straightforward one” without major customisations and would like to thank Brussels Airlines for its trust in AMOS,” states Ronald Schaeuffele, CEO of Swiss-AS.

Implementation within 10-12 months

Brussels Airlines’ legacy system environment is built up of multiple systems, spreadsheets and databases which are used on a daily basis to conduct the business and operations of the Maintenance & Engineering department. The end to end integration of AMOS in combination with the appliance of best industry practices and the possibility to use AMOS “out of the box” without the need to specify major customisations finally convinced Brussels Airlines to go for Swiss-AS’ AMOS.

"It became readily apparent that our existing system needed to be replaced. AMOS has been identified as a valuable replacement tool. It is consistent with our goals to meet our business and regulatory compliance requirements by reducing costs, improving efficiency and providing our employees with an efficient user-friendly tool," states Koen Vanaenroyde, Vice-President Maintenance & Engineering at Brussels Airlines.

The project team plans to turn off the legacy system after 10-12 months of project work. As the data transfer is always a major issue in the process of changing over to a new system, Brussels Airlines will be supported by CrossConsense (Frankfurt, Germany), a proven partner of Swiss-AS. The involvement of a 3rd party service provider will give the Belgian airline more time to fully concentrate on the establishment of new and adjusted processes in the technical division.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, as a result of the alliance between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, is the largest Belgian airline and offers flights from its base at Brussels Airport to Europe and Africa. The flag carrier of Belgium employs around 3’300 people and operates approximately 300 flights daily.

Its fleet comprises of 51 AC including Avro RJ85/100, A319, A320, A330 and B737. As a Part M and Part 145 organisation, Brussels Airlines carries out the entire maintenance for its AVRO and the light & line maintenance of the Airbus and Boeing fleet in-house. The carrier also offers Line Maintenance services to other operators flying (same types of aircraft) to Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group (LH Group owns 45% of the shares) and has been a member of the Star Alliance since 2009.

About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS

AMOS - developed and distributed by Swiss AviationSoftware - 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.

The fact that none of them has ever replaced AMOS by another system speaks for itself. Swiss-AS’ AMOS is the industry-leading MRO software in Europe and one of the best-selling solutions world-wide. Swiss-AS has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and is also represented in Miami, FL, USA.