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Swiss-AS breaks new ground - Southern Air first AMOS customer in the United States

21/07/2011

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AMOS TO SUPPORT GROWTH PLANS OF SOUTHERN AIR

Swiss-AS is proud to announce the first US-American customer to join the discerning AMOS customer community: Southern Air. It is expected this will be the first of many after the recent setting up of a USA office through a partnership deal of Swiss-AS and its sister company Lufthansa Systems Americas.

After an extensive software evaluation process Southern Air made the judicious decision to select AMOS as the MRO software solution to manage their M&E activities. The cargo carrier has a substantial growth plan including the addition of further B747 and B777F aircraft in the near future which will also imply a significant increase of the current 700+ workforce, in particular the current 150 MRO system users. In order to meet the demands of this positive growth plan a replacement MRO system was required. The implementation of AMOS will support Southern Air’s strategy and vision to be one of the most successful international cargo airlines in the world.

It is expected that the implementation project takes approx. 10 to 12 months to complete and will culminate with a Go-Live that will see all of the core modules running in the company. Southern Air has already decided to implement the system “as-is” because the system already has the knowledge and know-how over almost 100 customers incorporated into the procedures and processes, there is no point to reinvent the wheel.

FIRST US CUSTOMER ONLY NINE MONTHS AFTER OPENING OF AMOS AMERICAS OFFICE

The announcement follows only 9 months after the set up of this United States office. “It is a major achievement to win a USA based customer after such a short period of time in the region and I am confident that this is the first of many as we are speaking to many significant companies at the moment here. It is clear that this market was really waiting for a world class state-of-the-art option to manage the complex and critical aircraft maintenance requirements” states Daragh Cunningham, Director of AMOS Americas at Lufthansa Systems.

This office was set up to bring AMOS to the American continent as ithad not been actively marketed there previously. The set up of theoffice shows a real commitment to the region by Swiss-AS and has been paying off already. The arrival of AMOS to this market has been met with great enthusiasm and excitement by the airline and MRObusiness, who welcome a product of this calibre.

ABOUT SOUTHERN AIR

From its headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, the cargo carrier Southern Air offers services including long-term ACMI, air cargo solutions, on-demand charters and humanitarian relief flights. Its customer circle comprises of World’s Flag Carriers, Charter Brokers,Shippers and Governments. With over sixty years experience helping customers to achieve their strategic cargo objectives it is a US 14 CFR 121 Supplemental Air Cargo company with a fleet of 13 B747’s. In early 2010 Southern Air added two B777F to its fleet and will add twomore in 2012. The air cargo service provider operates from sixoperational bases to over 200 destinations worldwide.

ABOUT SWISS AVIATION SOFTWARE AND AMOS

AMOS is a fully integrated maintenance management systemdeveloped and distributed by Swiss AviationSoftware Ltd. As a 100%subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., Swiss-AS has become a fixture in the MRO software market and successfully sets standards inthe MRO software industry. AMOS - the answer to the complex and cost intensive maintenance & engineering requirements - is now also represented in Miami, Florida, USA.

Today, almost 100 customers from all over the world rely on AMOSand benefit from its continuously enlarged functionalities andtechnological cutting edge, which makes AMOS the industry-leading MRO software in Europe and one of the best-selling solutions world-wide. Its solid customer base ranges from pure operators of all sizes,major low-cost, regional and flag carriers to large airline groups and MRO providers.

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