Commsoft signs new OASES user deal with Nigeria’s Arik Air

    17 Dec 2013


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Commsoft signs new OASES user deal with Nigeria’s Arik Air

Commsoft, a world leader in aviation engineering and maintenance systems, is delighted to announce that it has added the Nigerian airline, Arik Air, to its growing list of OASES users in a five year, 30 concurrent users deal.

The airline will be using OASES to support the development of its internal CAMO capabilities and is likely to appoint an OASES-experienced third party contractor as an implementation partner to assist with training and other aspects of process development. The initial focus will be on Arik Air’s two Airbus A330-200s,  but this will be expanded to incorporate the rest of the airline’s fleet, including Boeing 737-800s and 737-700s, and Bombardier CRJ-900s and Dash 8 Q400s. Arik Air also has ambitious plans to expand its fleet further with a number of new generation aircraft.

OASES, designed to combine ease of use with a technical sophistication that allows for the full integration of all maintenance and engineering functions, is structured in a modular format. Arik Air has selected the Core, Airworthiness, Planning, Production, Materials and Warranty modules which will run on a standalone dual server platform.

Nick Godwin, MD of Commsoft, commented:

“We are delighted that Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, has chosen OASES for the development of their internal CAMO operation, particularly given their ambitious plans to expand the airline’s fleet. It’s also gratifying to see the wider OASES user community involved in providing implementation support.” 

Allan Fullilove, Technical Director of Arik Air, added:

“Having utilised OASES with another airline many years ago, I am impressed at the latest major improvements developed by Commsoft. I believe OASES will offer major value benefits at Arik Air as we develop our technical capabilities.”

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Notes to Editors

About Commsoft

  • Founded in 1971, Commsoft (Communications Software (Airline Systems) Ltd) won its first airline contract in 1975. Today, the company is a world leader in aviation engineering and maintenance systems.
  • Commsoft’s flagship product is OASES (Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System) which is currently in use by over 50 customers worldwide, ranging from national carriers and large third-party maintenance providers to small independent operators.
  • Commsoft’s Head Office is in Tiptree, Essex. The company also has regional offices in Derby and Norwich and another close to Gatwick Airport as well as an office in Australia and support partners in India and Singapore.

About Arik Air

  • Arik Air is Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline and operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
  • It operates a fleet of 25 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft including Airbus A330-200 and A340-500 making the airline the first operator of the wide bodied aircraft in West Africa.
  • The airline currently serves 20 destinations across Nigeria as well as Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), and Douala (Cameroon), Luanda (Angola), Kinshasa (Congo Democratic Republic), London Heathrow (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).The airline operates a combined number of about 120 daily flights from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja, and has been Africa’s fastest growing airline for the last two years.