PGA now live with AMOS – first customer to operate an Oracle database

    27 Sep 2012


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Successful go-live at Portuguese airline PGA
Portugália Airlines (PGA) has successfully turned off its legacy systems and started to manage its entire MRO data in AMOS recently.

Both the PGA project team and the Swiss AS onsite go-live support crew were well prepared which ensured the switch over went smoothly. This meant also that the interfaces to 3rd party systems were operational right from the start. In particular the data transfer was very well managed by PGA internally and in addition to the minimum data level, much historical data was migrated into AMOS. Prior to the big-bang go-live, all AMOS users (technicians and back office users) were trained and PGA decided on a combination of e-learning, train-the-trainer approach and traditional classroom training.

First AMOS customer gone live with underlying Oracle database
The highlight of the AMOS implementation at PGA is that AMOS was implemented for the first time relying on an Oracle database.

“We congratulate our launch customer PGA  on the successful go-live and are pleased to offer our customers a wider choice with regard to the underlying database,” states Ronald Schaeuffele, CEO of Swiss-AS.

Swiss-AS had strategically focused on realising an AMOS version that is database independent and followed the market requirement to be more flexible in terms of predetermined databases.

About PGA – Portugália Airlines (PGA)
PGA, based at Lisbon airport, started its operations in 1990. The Portuguese regional airline was integrated into TAP Group in 2007. Today, PGA’s flight capacity is fully allocated to the TAP Group while the airline operates as a feeder-defeeder of the network. TAP is the national airline of Portugal and as a member of the Star Alliance, the flag carrier’s worldwide route network comprises 77 destinations in 35 countries. PGA has a fleet of 14 aircraft including Embraer 145 and Fokker 100, which are mainly maintained in-house (Line & Base Maintenance up to C Checks), executed at PGA’s hangar in Lisbon.

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.