Commsoft’s OASES goes live on Hi Fly widebody fleet

    16 Mar 2012


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One of the most complex implementations of maintenance management specialist Commsoft’s OASES software has just gone live on the nine widebody aircraft of Portugese ACMI operator Hi Fly.

The challenging implementation covered a fleet of three basic Airbus types (A310, A330, A340), including five major sub-types (A310-300, A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-500) powered by five major engine types from four different engine manufacturers.

Its difficulty was increased by a constantly changing fleet composition during the project, which will continue with another three aircraft to be added in 2012, and the diverse and continually evolving operational environment that is characteristic of ACMI operations.

The introduction of OASES to Hi Fly has required a particularly close working relationship over the past year with Hi Fly’s engineering team in Lisbon.

Hi Fly is initially taking advantage of the following OASES functionalities:

  • Reliability
  • Tech log and Defect control
  • Work card production and planning
  • Digital documentation Level 1
  • Technical records and forecasting / job scheduler
  • Airworthiness directive and service bulletin evaluation
  • Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) revision management

Commsoft Managing Director, Nick Godwin said:

“The OASES implementation at Hi Fly has been very complex, requiring very close planning between Commsoft, Hi Fly’s management and our specialist implementation contractors. Data was required to be migrated from several sources in a dynamic environment. I am delighted that OASES will help enhance engineering operations for this highly-successful widebody ACMI airliner operation with its diverse customer base and we look forward to supporting Hi Fly’s growing operations for many years to come.”

HI Fly Chief Finance Officer, Mr Sérgio Bagorro said:

“Being able to place our aircraft in different operating and regulatory environments, often at very short notice, while knowing that their maintenance is beyond question, and being able to demonstrate that to others, is fundamental to our business. OASES is a crucial tool in achieving that goal.” 


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Notes to Editors:

About Commsoft

Commsoft (Communications Software (Airline Systems) Ltd) has been developing and selling aircraft maintenance software since 1971. Headquartered at Tiptree, UK, it has UK regional offices in Derby, Norwich and near Gatwick Airport as well as an office in Australia. Its flagship product is the Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System (OASES), which is in service with more than 50 airlines and maintenance organizations worldwide, supporting over 70 aviation operations.

OASES is a highly sophisticated, modular family of Oracle-based software applications that brings increased efficiency and lower costs to a wide range of MRO activities. Areas covered include among others: inventory control, purchase order processing, technical records, aircraft-check planning and recording, and line maintenance control. Designed by and for engineers, it is one of the most successful MRO software products in the world.

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About Hi Fly

Hi Fly is a European airline based in Portugal engaged in long-haul/widebody wet leasing and ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance & insurance) operations worldwide. The airline completed the certification process in April 2006, obtaining its Air Operating Certificate issued by INAC, the civil aviation authority of Portugal, and is in full compliance with all the EU, JAR-OPS and EASA regulations, being IOSA certified as well.

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