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AlMasria Universal Airlines opts for Rusada’s ENVISION

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt’s 2nd largest carrier, AlMasria Universal Airlines, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION software to unify its airworthiness, maintenance, and flight operations.

From its base in Cairo, AlMasria serves destinations across North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East with a growing fleet of Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s.

To achieve greater efficiency and cooperation during their planned growth, AlMasria will adopt Rusada’s ENVISION software to manage an array of activities through one solution. Modules to be implemented include Fleet Management for airworthiness, Operations Control for flight ops, Base & Line Maintenance, and Inventory Management.

Rusada’s in-house implementation teams will deploy each module in a staged approach to ensure a seamless transition for AlMasria.

“Currently our various operational teams are working on independent, disconnected systems and are not benefiting from the visibility and clarity a one-stop solution can provide.

“The team at Rusada were able to clearly demonstrate how ENVISION could fix this and encourage the cross-department communication and cooperation we’ll need to achieve peak operational efficiency.”

Ahmed El Zaabalawy, CEO Technical Advisor at AlMasria Universal Airlines

Julian Stourton, CEO at Rusada said:

“I am very pleased to be working with yet another fast-growing airline who understands the value our software can bring. AlMasria have been incredibly forward-thinking in this regard, and this proactive approach ensures they have a system that grows with their fleet, rather than having to play catch-up later down the line.”

About Rusada

Rusada is a leading provider of aviation software with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Its ENVISION software manages over 2,000 fixed and rotary wing aircraft for 150 operators, maintainers, and manufacturers in 45+ countries. With its headquarters in Switzerland and offices in the USA, UK, UAE, India, Singapore, and Australia, Rusada provides global support for a global industry.

Specialising in the management of airworthiness, maintenance, and flight operations, ENVISION is developed solely for aviation. Its modern, web-based platform features a suite of integrated modules, enhanced by a series of native mobile apps. ENVISION’s easy-to-use interface provides users with clear, actionable information, enabling processes to be carried out quickly and efficiently, and all without the need for paper or spreadsheets.

Media Contact

Chris Prior
Marketing Manager
chris.prior@rusada.com

+44 (0) 1295 231619

Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo live with AMOS

At a glance

  • Tier-one project finalised with successful go-live
  • 3’500 new users and approx. 300 additional aircraft now managed in AMOS
  • Almost all Lufthansa Group aircraft are now managed in AMOS
  • Multi-CAMO setup

Tier one project successfully completed

Swiss AviationSoftware Ltd. is proud to announce the successful cut-over to AMOS M&E system at Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo.

The “big-bang” go-live took place on May 14th and 15th and marked the ultimate finalisation of an implementation unique in Swiss-AS history in terms of size and complexity: 3’500 users, 150 new processes, a multitude of individual legacy IT systems being replaced and close to 300 aircraft ranging over seven aircraft-types including the A320s with up to 30 years of history.
Both airlines have fully adopted AMOS for their whole active fleets in a multi-CAMO setup – two completely separated CAMOs (LHA + LCAG) plus one SCAMT service provider working in one AMOS environment – all approved by the German aviation authority.

The global pandemic had a significant impact on the AMOS implementation as all projects at Lufthansa had been put on hold in 2020. Fortunately, the airlines’ Management then decided to continue the AMOS rollout as one of few strategic projects: “AMOS Restart” was born and came with an adjusted scope and limited manpower. Nevertheless, the project team managed to bring the project back to speed and successfully completed it. The airline embraced the opportunity to emerge stronger and more resilient from the crisis.

Ambitious expected benefits

The introduction of AMOS marks the end of a multitude of individual IT legacy systems for both airlines and provides a future-proof core platform to further digitalize the group’s Technical Fleet Management (TFM). The project was initiated with the objective to realize the following benefits:

  • Simplify and modernize the IT landscape including system integrations;
  • Significantly reduce the annual software/hardware costs;
  • Increase efficiency of the CAMO organization leading to sustainable cost reductions;
  • Make compliance with airworthiness laws and regulations simple;
  • Substantially reduce MRO spending through improved data quality and insight;
  • Benefit from industry best practice AMOS build-in processes to enhance efficiency across Technical Operations;
  • Align processes to TFM group standards to realize further group-wide efficiency improvements.

“Implementing AMOS as our M&E software was a strategic project for Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo. We now have a solid platform to continue our digital push towards more increased mobility, leaner processes and easier data integration across our multiple systems.
This project was one of few selected by the Board to continue despite the turbulent period caused by the pandemic. Today, that decision pays off in full,” says Thomas Spriesterbach, VP Technical Fleet Management Lufthansa, Accountable Manager Part 145, “and we are happy to be partnered with Swiss-AS, not only as supplier of AMOS, but especially for their staff’s expertise and professionalism throughout the project.”

A new organization, new processes and advanced integrations

Historically Lufthansa Airlines had outsourced the CAMO and Line Maintenance activities to Lufthansa Technik. In parallel to the AMOS implementation, these activities have been insourced along with the integration of approx. 2’500 staff and many of the legacy IT systems, used to manage these activities.

The legacy IT systems were basically home-grown and highly customized. To eventually achieve go-live with AMOS, it was required to create a complete new Technical Fleet Management organization inside the Lufthansa Group, adjust processes to existing group standards that follow the AMOS build-in industry best practices processes and convince the users that the rich functional scope and configurability of AMOS matches the customized legacy system features.

The AMOS implementation was flanked by the group-wide Technical Fleet Management (TFM) initiative that focusses on the standardisation and harmonisation of the technical business processes among the Lufthansa Group members in order to boost the performance of the individual Tech Ops departments and to allow an easy exchange of aircraft and other assets within the group.

The AMOS centric IT eco system includes advanced interfaces to around 15 major external software sources, such as Flight Operations Systems, Digital Archiving Solution, Crew Briefing Systems, Warehouse Management and Transport/Logistics Management Systems etc.

One of the most advanced integrations connects AMOS with the customer’s main pool provider Lufthansa Technik, through an advanced bi-directional integration to support a highly automated material supply chain process.

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Leveraging existing AMOS experience in the Lufthansa Group

AMOS has been used for more than 20 years within the Lufthansa Group; therefore, Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo were in the lucky position to profit from the extensive experience of the other group members (Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa CityLine). With their extensive AMOS knowledge, colleagues from the sister airlines supported the implementation as key users in areas such as training, user acceptance testing, process definition and data transfer, while further cementing the collaboration within the Lufthansa Group.

From the IT perspective, Swiss-AS in partnership with Reist Telecom (Zurich) hosts the airlines’ AMOS servers and offers in this context its proven AMOS Operation Service (AOS) package. Swiss-AS is already performing hosting, AMOS application server and database administration for other Lufthansa Group members, which convinced Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo to also entrust these crucial tasks to Swiss-AS.

“Congratulations to Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo for this successful cut-over to AMOS which has the potential to lift the group-wide cooperation in M&E to a whole new level. We are extremely proud that AMOS is now the backbone MRO software solution for the Lufthansa Group,” states Ronald Scherer, CEO of Swiss-AS. “My thanks to all those who have been involved in this challenging project and have contributed to its great success, while, of course, including the customers’ project teams into this statement.“

A big-bang implementation with unparalleled dimensions

From the beginning the project was designed around the hypothesis of a big-bang go-live with approx. 300 aircraft across all stations. This approach will eventually allow to exploit expected benefits faster and avoid the complexity of running multiple systems in parallel for an extended time.

The data transfer project had been immensely complex and challenging due to:

  • 30 years of historical data
  • more than 15 legacy systems involved
  • a diverse fleet consisting of 7 different aircraft-types
  • approx. 300 aircraft

In total 60 million records had to be transferred into AMOS. This major task of legacy data cleansing, mapping, extraction, transfer and validation had been mastered by a mixed project team of Lufthansa Group and Swiss-AS.

Regarding the training, not less than 3’500 new users have been educated on AMOS and the new procedures that came along with it. The airlines applied a mix of train-the-trainer and e-learning for the end users, while the most complex topics such as engineering or planning were led by experienced Swiss-AS trainers, onsite or remotely.

For the cut-over a duration of 48 hours had been scheduled. During that time Swiss-AS had allocated around 40 employees onsite at Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg to support the users during the switch-over and the post-go-live stabilisation period. In addition, the Swiss-AS headquarters was on standby for any challenges that might occur during such event.

Foundation laid for further group-wide Technical Operations digitalization

With the successful implementation, AMOS is now the leading CAMO and Part-145 software in the Lufthansa Group – fully integrated into and interfacing with the surrounding IT system landscape, based upon the TFM Group standard compliance processes.

The roll-out of AMOS at Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo will provide the base to further digitize processes in the Lufthansa Group by leveraging AMOS’ advanced integration capabilities. True digitalization can only be achieved by looking at the value streams holistically and beyond single systems or companies. AMOS with its comprehensive portfolio of APIs offers unparalleled possibilities to ensure digital data flows end-to-end. In addition, Technical Operations data across all Lufthansa Group airlines will now be generated by AMOS. This will significantly improve and simplify data management and eventually allow the group to unlock the potential of its data.

 “I have a lot of respect for the dedication and determination shown by Lufthansa Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo colleagues in working untiringly towards the objective of implementing AMOS and eventually exploiting the clearly identified benefits – ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, states Fabiano Faccoli, COO of Swiss-AS. While Swiss-AS previously gained experience with large implementations, this implementation clearly sets the bar higher. It enabled us to further grow our capabilities and expertise in managing tier-one customers. A go-live is the end of one chapter, but as well the beginning of a new chapter in a software’s life cycle. Swiss-AS is now very much looking forward to kicking off the next set of digitalization projects with Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo and together set benchmarks in the industry.”

About Lufthansa German Airlines

Lufthansa, the biggest airline within the Lufthansa Group, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines in existence. In the 2021 business year, the airline welcomed around 23.5 million passengers on board its flights. With its hubs in Frankfurt/Main and Munich, Lufthansa employs more than 35,700 people. As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Lufthansa’s flagship A350-900 is currently the world’s most modern and environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft. In order to accelerate fleet modernization, the procurement of state-of-the-art A350-900 and 787-9 long-haul aircraft further increased the efficiency of the fleet on a continual basis. These aircraft will reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 30 percent compared with their immediate predecessors, thus making an important contribution to the further development of the airline’s long-haul fleet and to a more sustainable flying experience overall. Lufthansa as of 31. December 2021 flies to183 destinations in 71 countries on 4 continents. In the 2021 business year, the airline welcomed around 23.5 million passengers on board its flights.

About Lufthansa Cargo

With a turnover of 3.8 billion euros and a transport performance of 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2021, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading companies in the transport of airfreight. The company currently employs around 4,200 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo’s focus is on the airport-to-airport business. The route network covers around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries, using both freighter aircraft and cargo capacity from passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress, as well as trucks. The majority of the cargo business is handled via Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is pursuing the goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable cargo airline. To achieve this, the company relies on state-of-the-art technologies and continuous investments in the area of sustainability. In 2021, important milestones were reached, such as the fleet modernization to an all-B777F fleet and the introduction of completely CO2-neutral freight transport for all customers. In 2022, Lufthansa Cargo plans to successively equip its fleet with Sharkskin technology and expand its Sustainable Aviation Fuel program to further reduce CO2 emissions. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the specialist for the logistics business of the Lufthansa Group.

About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS

AMOS is a comprehensive, fully-integrated MRO software solution being developed and distributed by Swiss AviationSoftware. Swiss-AS, a 100% subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines has more than 200 customers worldwide and belongs to the industry-leading MRO software providers. Our loyal customer base includes pure operators of all sizes, major low-cost, regional and flag carriers, large airline groups and MRO providers. In the Americas and in Asia, AMOS is distributed through a partnership with Lufthansa Systems. For more information, please contact us via marketing@swiss-as.com.

Berry Aviation signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS: Leading private services operator Berry Aviation, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION software to manage its Airworthiness and Maintenance activities.

Berry Aviation, based in San Marcos Texas, provide specialty passenger, cargo, and medevac services to the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as cargo flights for civilian organisations, and third-party MRO services. They operate a mixed fleet of over 20 aircraft consisting of De Havilland DHC-6, De Havilland DHC-8-200, Embraer 120, Fairchild Swearingen Metro III, King Air 350, and Cessna 206.

As well as serving all branches of the U.S. military, Berry Aviation’s customers also include Fortune 500 companies, NCAA athletic teams, NASCAR teams, and other Part 135 and 121 carriers.

Berry Aviation have signed up for six of ENVISION’s modules, including Fleet Management, Base Maintenance, and Inventory Management, along with Rusada’s ENVISION Tasks and ENVISION Stock mobile applications.

The solution will be implemented by Rusada’s North American Client Services teams, with work on the project having already begun.

“Due to the growth we’ve experienced over recent years, we were looking for a solution that could better handle the operations and maintenance of a more diverse and larger fleet. ENVISION stood out for us because of its use of modern technologies, and its user-friendly interface. In particular, we were very impressed with its quick and easy forecasting of maintenance activities, as well as its ability to efficiently handle component MRO.  

“Even in these early stages of the implementation process we are already beginning to see the benefits Rusada’s software will bring our business and our customers.”

Steve Jenkinson, Director Flight Dispatch Operations at Berry Aviation

Julian Stourton, CEO at Rusada said:

“The services that Berry Aviation provide are incredibly complex in nature, which in turn leads to a complex maintenance environment. Managing such a diverse fleet is tricky enough as it is, but if you don’t have an intelligent software solution to assist you, then the task becomes almost impossible.

“ENVISION has been tried and tested in complex operations around the world, so I am more than confident it can deliver the performance and oversight that Berry are seeking.”

About Rusada

Rusada is a leading provider of aviation software with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Its ENVISION software manages over 2,000 fixed and rotary wing aircraft for 150 operators, maintainers, and manufacturers in 45+ countries. With its headquarters in Switzerland and offices in the USA, UK, UAE, India, Singapore, and Australia, Rusada provides global support for a global industry.

Specialising in the management of airworthiness, maintenance, and flight operations, ENVISION is developed solely for aviation. Its modern, web-based platform features a suite of integrated modules, enhanced by a series of native mobile apps. ENVISION’s easy-to-use interface provides users with clear, actionable information, enabling processes to be carried out quickly and efficiently, and all without the need for paper or spreadsheets.

Media Contact

Chris Prior

Marketing Manager

chris.prior@rusada.com

+44 (0) 1295 231619

World’s largest commercial fleet of tactical ex-military aircraft, Draken International TRUSTS Ramco Aviation

Fort Worth/ New Jersey, UNITED STATES – September 01, 2021 – Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems announced that it will implement its Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.9 at Draken International, a leading provider of tactical fighter aircraft for contract adversary air (ADAIR) services to the defense industry, across its global operations in both CONUS and OCONUS locations. Ramco Aviation Software will offer a one-stop solution for managing Draken’s global operations as well as a scalable software platform that will support the company’s rapid expansion plans.

Ramco’s next-gen, Defense/ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) compliant Aviation Software, will offer Draken modules covering Maintenance, Supply Chain Management, Flight Operations, Safety & Quality, to help in managing diverse training fleet & defense operations seamlessly. The solution will provide a holistic overview of entire operations with its real-time dashboards and analytics, which will help Draken’s tactical fighter aircrafts achieve a higher mission readiness rate.

In addition, with its digital enablers like state-of-the-art mobile apps, digital task cards, HUBs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dashboards, Ramco will also help Draken in its overall digital transformation journey, thus realizing paperless operations, improving process efficiencies, and reducing costs.

“At Draken, we constantly drive efficiency and innovation to provide our DoD (Department of Defense) customers with the best value. As we looked at our long-term requirements, we identified the need for a tool that could deal with the complexity of multiple aircraft fleets, geographically dispersed sites, future government compliance issues, large workforce quality and training tracking – all in a package which minimized workload and could scale with our global expansion plans. No easy task for a next generation Aviation MRO software package. Ramco Aviation Software was the solution to all our requirements. The one stop solution, offering capabilities to address the demanding requirements of the Defense segment, will help us achieve and maintain high mission readiness befitting our customers. We are happy to embark on a digital transformational journey with Ramco.”

Bill Tart, COO, Draken International

Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “Securing the trust of the top four ADAIR operators in the U.S.A is a landmark achievement, and we are thrilled to achieve this within a short time of entering the Defense Asset Management segment. Our partnership with Draken underscores our experience in implementing solutions for ADAIR operations, and we are excited to be supporting them on their journey of digital transformation.”

Ramco Aviation, Aerospace & Defense is trusted by 24,000+ users to manage 4,000+ aircraft globally. Accessible on cloud and mobile, Ramco Aviation & Defense Software continues to innovate with ‘Anywhere Apps’, significantly reducing transaction time both during aircraft-on-ground (AOG) conditions and critical aircraft turnarounds. Ramco is changing the paradigm of enterprise software with Artificial Intelligence based solutions, powered by cool new features such as digital task cards, offline capability, chatbots, mail bots, HUBs and cognitive solutions. With 80+ Aviation organizations onboard, Ramco is the solution of choice for top heli-operators, leading defense companies, space launch vehicles, UAS/Drones, eVTOL and multiple MROs around the world.

About Draken International:

Draken International headquartered in Lakeland, FL and operations based out of Fort Worth, is world’s largest defense adversary air operator. Draken with a fleet of 150 tactical fighter aircraft, owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of tactical ex-military aircraft. Draken supports military training objectives around the globe, providing tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. As an organization, we are uniquely positioned to answer the growing demand for contract air support. Draken performs missions for F-35 JOTT, USAF, USMC, USN, ANG and other international allies.

Major West African airline, Air Peace, selects leading CAMO / MRO software, AD Software

With a fleet of 27 aircraft and an impressive growth in the region, the airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, quickly became one of the most important airlines on the continent, in 2019 the airlines started transcontinental flights with the popular 777. Furthermore, the operator underwent an ambitious fleet modernization with 13 firm orders for the state-of-the-art E195-E2 (and 17 purchase rights). This will make Air Peace the first operator of the brand new E2 in Africa.


The changes that accompany such plans can be overwhelming. From records to processes through technology, everything is subject to evolutions. With this in mind Air Peace initiated a lengthy analysis of specialized ERP solutions that could bring an answer to their needs. The tool needed to be simple to use, robust, specialized in aviation and affordable.AD SOFTWARE sent a team of experts to evaluate AIR PEACE operations and deliver a demonstration of the software. The CAMO module, the MRO features and mobile tools were a perfect fit to what AIR PEACE was looking for. The experience of our team in airline operations made it clear to AIR PEACE that the transition process would be handled by qualified professionals in the most efficient way possible.For AD SOFTWARE it is another great company joining its 65+ customer. With over 16 customers based in Africa AD SOFTWARE confirms its leading position on the continent, providing a cost-efficient solution that is robust and user-friendly.Frederic Ulrich, CEO of ADS OFTWARE, commented: “Being chosen by a company like Air Peace is an honour, we are proud to be part of the future of African aviation with them.”

About ADSoftware

ADSoftware is a company based in France and major supplier of MRO software solutions for helicopter and fixed wing operators across the globe. In its 20 years of existence it has steadily increased its user base to over 60 airlines by providing a scalable and cost-efficient solution that is adapted to the complex needs of operators while remaining user-friendly.

Visit https://www.adsoftware.fr/ for more information.

Press Information:  c.henner@adsoftware.fr

General Information: c.henner@adsoftware.fr

Titan Helicopter Group Selects AD Software MRO / CAMO IT Solution

THG ranks as the number one large helicopter group in South Africa, with a diverse clientele including governments, parastatals, oil companies and relieve aid agencies. AD SOFTWARE IT solution supports maintenance and airworthiness via web-based access and mobile devices.

The Titan Helicopter Group of companies, consisting of various licensed operators, approved maintenance organisations and a technical training centre in South Africa, offers a diverse service to the Global Market through a culture of safety and excellence.

Following their decision to overhaul their legacy system THG led an exhaustive campaign to identify the best solution, testing different software in the process. AD SOFTWARE was able to comply with the ambitious time-frame defined by THG by sending a team of A/C data and CAMO experts on-site.

With 16 customers based in Africa and over 600 helicopters supported, AD SOFTWARE asserts its leading position on the market of MRO/CAMO software providers for rotary wing operators. The high ratio of revenues dedicated to R&D plus 20 years of expertise ensures AD SOFTWARE’s solutions are efficient and based on modern technologies.

Furthermore, AD SOFTWARE has teamed-up with several of its customers to build tailored solutions with the end-users and regulators in mind. The new modules have a fast time-to-market planning and are designed by aviation professionals. Thanks to these project-focused partnerships AD SOFTWARE is one of the only software providers in the aviation industry able to keep up with the permanent technological advancements.

Frederic Ulrich, CEO of ADS OFTWARE, commented: “We are extremely proud to work with THG. This is without a doubt one of the highlights of 2019 and a validation of our work methodology.” 

About ADSoftware

AD SOFTWARE is a major supplier of CAMO/MRO software solutions for helicopter and fixed wing operators across the globe. In its 20 years of existence it has steadily increased its user base to over 65 airlines by providing a scalable and cost-efficient solution. AD SOFTWARE is used by OEMs and operators for fleet of 5 to 100 aircraft.

Visit https://www.adsoftware.fr/ for more information.

Press Information:  c.henner@adsoftware.fr

General Information: c.henner@adsoftware.fr