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Swiss International Air Lines now using AMOS for its entire aircraft fleet

22/05/2012

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Entire SWISS fleet now managed in AMOS

“Having a complete technical overview of all SWISS data in AMOS has reduced the complexity of the fleet management while significantly increasing cost transparency,” states Peter Wojahn, Chief Technical Officer of SWISS.

Before the in-sourcing process was finalised, SWISS managed only the Avro and A330 fleet in-house. SWISS has now taken over the responsibility for 84 instead of the 32 aircraft so far. This also means that SWISS relies heavily on AMOS in its full extent to cope with the significant strategic change.

Managing the 84 aircraft and more to come will now be the daily business of SWISS Technical Services.

Project “Manumea“ successfully completed

Project “Manumea” was launched by SWISS to in-source its Part M and Line Maintenance activities from an external MRO provider. Now SWISS Technical Services is responsible for the entire fleet including the A320 and A340 aircraft. After months of preparation, the transfer of services from the 3rd party MRO provider to SWISS Technical Services took place successfully in April 2012. Since the SWISS MRO data for the A320 and A340 aircraft was historically kept in the maintenance provider’s system, the data was transferred into AMOS in the context of the Manumea project. Several working groups with assigned tasks ensured that AMOS quickly came up to speed in managing the complete SWISS fleet. The data transfer, as in most projects, was the major hurdle to overcome. The main challenge was that the data in the legacy ERP system was structured differently to that of a typical MRO software. However, the project team, supported by Swiss-AS experts, solved this issue successfully and this guaranteed that the go-live was on time.

About Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving 70 destinations in 37 countries from Zurich, Basel and Geneva and carrying some 15 million passengers a year with its 90-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and intensive-care consignments to about 120 destinations in over 80 countries. As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies the country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of some 7,600 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income for 2011 of CHF 4.9 billion. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline grouping.

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.