TRAX names Justin Daugherty Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
MIAMI, May 30, 2023
TRAX, a leading supplier of aircraft maintenance software solutions, has announced that Justin Daugherty has joined the company as Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. TRAX is expanding its current sales team and welcomes Justin’s expertise in sales, business development, and marketing functions.
Daugherty joins TRAX from Ultramain Systems Incorporated where he ran the Project Management Organization, successfully implementing existing and new customer projects as well as supporting Business Development activities. Prior to that, Justin played a pivotal role as the Deputy Director of Maintenance at Virgin Galactic in the starting up of the Spaceline Maintenance Organization.
Justin holds an Airframe and Powerplant License with Inspection Authorization and is a Private Pilot. He began his Aviation Maintenance career working in Business Aviation at an FBO and advanced from there to various positions of responsibility for maintenance and operations at deployed CONUS and OCONUS locations for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated.
With a track record of success in aviation operations, project management, and business development, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge to further strengthen TRAX’s position in the industry. “We are excited about Justin joining the TRAX leadership team,” said Jose Almeida, TRAX’s President and CEO. “His deep experience in aviation will enable him to help build on our comprehensive strategy and position the company for future growth.”
About TRAX: TRAX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AAR CORP. TRAX provides comprehensive software solutions designed to manage all aspects of aircraft maintenance. TRAX is the premier provider of aviation maintenance mobile and cloud products in the global market today. TRAX products support digital signatures, paperless ‘Covid-safe’ working including Workpacks and manuals, RFID-capability for logistics, Biometric security, offline capability for its suite of mobile apps, web-based applications, and the ability for users to work anywhere with easy access to real-time information.
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Volocopter takes off with AMOS
At a glance
- – Swiss-AS’s first collaboration for urban air mobility
– AMOS used to manage Volocopter’s eVTOL aircraft fleet worldwide
– AMOSmobile/EXEC adopted to optimise usage
Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) and Volocopter today cosigned a landmark multi-year contract for AMOS, Swiss-AS’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software. AMOS will be used to manage Volocopter’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft fleet worldwide. Seamless software integration will ensure continued fleet airworthiness, offer aircraft reliability monitoring and analysis, and act as an interface to Volocopter’s proprietary digital operating system, the VoloIQ. This is the first time Swiss-AS is collaborating in an urban air mobility (UAM) setting, a key development as Volocopter prepares for entry into service in 2024.
As the UAM industry pioneer, Volocopter is set to receive type certification (TC) in 2024 for its VoloCity, a 2-seater electric air taxi built for city use. The company will be the first to launch commercial services in Europe that meet the same very high safety standards commercial airliners must satisfy. Besides product certification, a successful industry launch and future operations scale-up require a solid UAM ecosystem. Plus, eVTOL fleets in global megacities will need to deliver fast turnaround times to maximize vertiport and airport space and provide an efficient customer service.
AMOS excels at managing vehicle configuration traceability throughout its life cycle, a critical aspect of proper aircraft fleet maintenance. Further such aspects include component design/purchase dates, installation/replacement dates, and total operating hours. AMOS will also monitor ground handling operations, deploy the relevant tools, and manage ground staff assignments. Ground technicians will use AMOSmobile/EXEC, a touch-optimized mobile maintenance solution for “live” data streams. Further, artificial intelligence (AI) will enable reliability monitoring to improve fleet management efficiency.
Meanwhile, Volocopter’s VoloIQ backbone will monitor customer-facing services like the booking process, as well as aircraft location and status, and battery health. Interlinking Volocopter’s air- and ground-side operations will create a fast, transparent, and safe fleet management system to support eVTOL operations scaling.
“We are looking forward to stepping into the future of urban air mobility with Volocopter. Signing with Volocopter is confirmation that AMOS stands for innovation! All Swiss-AS employees received the news with excitement and we look forward to cooperating with the UAM pioneer Volocopter, who is designing the customer journey from A to Z while complying with the highest safety standards.”Fabiano Faccoli, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Aviation Software
Seamless and efficient maintenance and ground-side operations ensure the safety of passengers, ground crew, and aircraft, simultaneously enabling the fast scaling of the UAM ecosystem. Volocopter is strengthening all areas of its ecosystem: product certification, production, air- and now maintenance and ground-side operations. This industry-first collaboration between Swiss-AS and Volocopter will build the foundation and deliver best practices that will permit ongoing improvements to future eVTOL operations.
Volocopter brings urban air mobility (UAM) to megacities worldwide. We aim to improve the quality of life for people in cities by offering a fantastic new mode of transportation. For that, we create sustainable and scalable UAM ecosystems with partners in infrastructure and operations.
Volocopter’s family of eVTOL aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloRegion) and goods (VoloDrone) swift, secure, and emission-free connections to their destinations, supported by VoloIQ, the UAM ecosystem’s software platform that serves as its digital backbone for safe and efficient operations.
As a pioneer in the UAM industry, Volocopter will launch commercial services within the next few years. Founded in 2011, the company employs more than 500 people in Germany and Singapore, has completed over 1,500 successful public and private test flights, and has diverse investors, including Geely, NEOM, Mercedes-Benz Group, Intel Capital, and BlackRock. www.volocopter.com
About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS
Swiss-AS as an industry leading M&E / MRO software provider offers an end-to-end integrated, highly intelligent software suite, designed to cover the management of the entire spectrum of maintenance activities. AMOS in combination with its mobile package empowers its large and loyal aviation customer base – ranging from pure operators of all sizes, over major low-cost, regional and flag carriers, and large airline groups to MRO providers – to digitalize and automate their maintenance processes and connect with other industry solutions beyond the boundaries of AMOS via the data messaging platform AMOS central.
For more information, please contact us via email@example.com or visit us at SWISS-AS.COM
Web Manuals partners with AeroEx to provide MRO package offering seamless regulatory compliance
Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2023: Web Manuals, the world leader in digital documentation for the aviation industry, is today announcing the launch of a discounted maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) package in partnership with aviation regulation compliance consultancy AeroEx GmbH (AeroEx).
Developed to support businesses in remaining compliant in the face of recent Part 145 regulation changes, the new MRO package will include the Web Manuals solution for editing, distributing and monitoring manuals, alongside its Part 145 compliance library and the cloud-based AMAS.aero compliance and safety management platform developed by AeroEx.
Jonas Ivarsson, account and store executive, Web Manuals, says: “With key aviation maintenance regulations undergoing revisions, Web Manuals is fully committed to helping customers remain compliant with cost-effective solutions, which is exactly what our partnership with AeroEX offers. We will continue to support MRO operators to further enhance safety by harnessing our wide global partnership network and further updating our digital documentation product.”
Helmut Gottschalk, founder and managing director, AeroEx, says: “We have a strong track record when it comes to partnering with Web Manuals to ensure air operators can remain compliant in the face of shifting regulations. This latest MRO package is an excellent example of how our combined efforts can enable a manageable transition to compliance.”
The new MRO package also includes the AMAS.aero Connector product, which establishes direct links to relevant manuals within Web Manuals in a compliance audit, alongside the AeroEx Part 145 Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) template. This makes it easy for any maintenance organization to implement and comply with the new legal regulations quickly. In total, the package will provide solutions worth €15,300 for a discounted price of €9,990.
Part 145 is the European standard for the approval of organizations that perform maintenance on aircraft and aircraft components that are registered in EASA member states. Revisions to the regulation became applicable in December 2022, with updated requirements spanning areas including the personnel responsible for safety management, alongside compliance monitoring systems.
From left to right: Joel Hencks, managing director and founder of AeroEx, Martin Lidgard, CEO and founder of Web Manuals, Helmut Gottschalk, managing director of AeroEx
Flying Safely with iQSMS in the most extreme conditions: Kenn Borek Air
ASQS today announced a collaboration with Calgary-based Kenn Borek Air (KBA) to further leverage the airline’s distinctive safety culture with its industry-leading quality and safety management software, iQSMS.
The Canadian air carrier provides a wide range of aviation services, including medevac and survey flights, paradrop and float operations, and third-party maintenance and overhaul and is internationally recognized for its missions in remote and challenging environments.
KBA uses the iQSMS Quality, Reporting and Risk Management Modules and the corresponding offline applications to further streamline their internal processes and take one more step towards a proactive and data-driven approach to managing and mitigating operational safety risks.
“At ASQS, we know that each iQSMS implementation project is unique and offers exciting opportunities for our team to learn more and address the specific needs of our partners.
In this sense, working with Kenn Borek Air is particularly rewarding for the us, as KBA’s operational profile is truly one-of-a-kind. It is an honor for us to know that iQSMS will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of KBA’s crews, customers, and operations, particularly on the challenging missions they undertake. We are thrilled to establish a long-lasting partnership with the exceptional team at Borek Air and look forward to working together towards our shared objective of providing the highest level of safety and quality in the aviation industry.”
Jonathan Frey, Business Development Americas, ASQS
TAP Air Portugal and iQSMS: Keeping Safety First
TAP Air Portugal is the renowned flag carrier airline of Portugal, that has been in operation since 1945, with its headquarters located in the country’s capital, Lisbon. It operates flights to a broad network of over 90 destinations in 36 countries across Europe, Africa, and North and South America.
It has received several accolades for its exceptional service, including the prestigious World Travel Awards recognition as Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and South America from 2014 to 2022, positioning itself as one of the essential carriers connecting Europe with Brazil through its hub.
Currently, TAP Air Portugal and TAP Maintenance and Engineering have integrated five out of eight iQSMS modules, including the three core modules. In addition, the airline employs the relevant offline tools and FDM Risk Module, while ASQS connects to their SSO and crew scheduling system (Netline).
Portugal’s flag carrier’s dedication to safety has earned it the title of the safest airline in Europe and one of the world’s safest airlines by Airline Ratings. ASQS supports TAP Air Portugal’s unwavering commitment to safety through its integrated quality and safety management solution, iQSMS
SunExpress live with AMOS
At a glance
- – SunExpress live with AMOS MRO edition
- – Experienced key users and project managers for a smooth and well-rounded implementation
- – Digitalization objectives to be realised utilising the AMOSmobile suite, e-signature, AMOSeTL and other integrations
Swiss-AS is very proud to finally share the news: we entered 2023 with a Go-live at Sun Express in Antalya, Türkiye.
With AMOS up and running, SunExpress’ latest digitalization project, named “Paperless Aircraft Maintenance Operations” is fully operational. SunExpress intends to save 1 million pieces of paper annually through this project, which was initiated in 2019 to eliminate paper-based processes in their aircraft maintenance. Swiss-AS was selected as the partner of choice to provide the most suitable solutions to help them reach their objectives with AMOS awarded as their maintenance engineering software.
24-month project coming to fruition
The cooperation between Swiss-AS and SunExpress started in February 2020 with the kick-off meeting and a couple of training sessions. Unfortunately, COVID started at this time, and the project was officially frozen for several months. Since the restart of the project in 2021, SunExpress has been implementing a large-scale scope without the need for extensive project management and business consulting support from Swiss-AS, thanks to having experienced Key Users and Project Managers with previous AMOS experience.
After 2 years, the project went successfully live on the night of December 31st starting the new year off in the right way, and SunExpress successfully started to use tablets for aircraft maintenance operations, fully digitally without the use of paper.
Wide scope of AMOS usage to support digital transformation objectives
Besides integration with existing flight and finance systems, SunExpress decided for a large scope of add-on modules, including the full AMOSmobile suite (consisting of AMOSmobile/EXEC and AMOSmobile/STORES), as well as e-signature, becoming the first approved airline in Türkiye to go “paperless”. The e-jobcards are created and completed right from AMOS and allows the e-signature to be completed through PDF Overlay. This process allows the record keeping remaining entirely digital.
This provides the mechanics with direct access to the aircraft information on mobile devices through AMOSmobile/EXEC. The use of tablets enables a boost in the mechanics’ productivity by allowing more efficient transits and exchanges between mechanics and back-office during all Line and Base Maintenance activities, saving tons of paper usually created in the process of documenting all maintenance steps.
Including AMOSmobile/STORES in their scope of usage will allow SunExpress to focus on priorities when it comes to the operation of their stores, increase their cost efficiency by lowering losses due to surplus inventory and enhance process efficiency while taking in all the benefits from mobility. This is currently still in the testing phase at SunExpress maintenance stations.
SunExpress to have joined AMOSeTL development team
We are also thrilled to welcome SunExpress as the newest addition to the development team of the AMOSeTL (AMOS electronic TechLog) project.
Alongside Condor, Luxair, Malaysia Airlines, El Al, Sideral, Cebu Pacific and three undisclosed participants, SunExpress becomes the latest airline to join this strategic partnership. From the end of September already, SunExpress took part in the definition workshops supporting the development and testing of the mechanic mode of AMOSeTL and will take part in the inflight testing phase that started at the end of 2022. Its large fleet of aircraft will be an interesting playground for testing and defining the accurate processes to be managed in AMOSeTL to make it as efficient as can be.
SunExpress’ participation in the AMOSeTL project marks the last part of their “Paperless Aircraft Maintenance Operations Project”, as it will ultimately replace the paper-based Technical Log System. AMOSeTL will optimise logbook data management, reduce A/C weight, eliminate paper log expenses, decrease transcription and data handling errors, and enable airlines to ensure that A/C data are more accurate and available in real-time wherever it is needed. SunExpress signed an agreement with Swiss-AS to use the AMOSeTL software, which is fully integrated with AMOS, after its release.
SunExpress is the first airline to implement paperless aircraft maintenance in Türkiye and among one of the few airlines worldwide. SunExpress is constantly improving its processes for greater efficiency and sustainability, and Swiss-AS is proud to support them in this objective.
Established in Antalya in 1989 as a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, SunExpress acts as a tourism ambassador between Türkiye and Europe with its 30 years of experience and leisure airline expertise. SunExpress flies to more than 175 destinations in 30 countries and carries more than 10 million passengers every year. With its headquarters in Antalya and Frankfurt and bases in Izmir and Ankara, SunExpress has more than 3500 employees and a fleet of 66 aircraft. SunExpress named the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ in the latest global survey by Skytrax. You may find detailed information about SunExpress at www.SunExpress.com.
About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS
Swiss-AS is an industry leading M&E/MRO software provider that offers an end-to-end integrated, highly intelligent software suite, designed to cover the entire spectrum of maintenance activities. AMOS, in combination with its mobile package, empowers its large and loyal aviation customer base – ranging from pure operators of all sizes, over major low-cost airlines, flag carriers, and large airline groups to MRO providers – to digitalise and automate their maintenance processes and connect with other industry solutions via the connectivity platform AMOScentral. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhancing MRO Safety and Compliance Through MRX Systems’ Advanced Reporting Capabilities, Streamlined Processes
Safety and compliance are paramount in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry. Aviation professionals must adhere to strict regulatory requirements to ensure the airworthiness of aircraft and maintain high safety standards. MRX Systems provides a comprehensive software solution that focuses on enhancing safety and compliance through advanced reporting capabilities, streamlined processes, efficient project management, and automatic work report generation, allowing aviation professionals to manage their MRO operations more effectively.
- Comprehensive Documentation, Quotation & Invoicing
MRX Systems allows users to track and document all maintenance tasks, findings, and repairs, ensuring a complete and accurate record of MRO activities. The platform also enables users to generate quotations for regular and adhoc customers or receive new requests automatically. Customer validation can be made through a dedicated iPad app, transforming approved quotations into work orders automatically. Users can create invoices, claims, and credit notes in minutes, thanks to the automatic selection of quoted man hours and spare parts.
- Project Management, Reporting & Real-time Compliance Monitoring
The platform allows users to manage project scheduling and technicians’ rostering via a designated planner, providing a clear view of parts, tools, and materials allocation to improve workflow and quality control. MRX Systems supports the upload of related files into the relevant project and automatically produces documented and referenced reports, ensuring accurate documentation for compliance purposes.
- Full Work Report Automatic Generation with Blue MRO
Blue MRO enables users to generate a Full Work Report automatically at the end of each project. The platform’s data entry control features guarantee that no mandatory signature, part certificate, or related file is missed or incorrect at each stage of the maintenance, ensuring all relevant information is included in the final report. With just one click, users can generate an exhaustive, organized, and referenced full work report, enhancing compliance.
- Customizable Reporting and Data Visualization
MRX Systems offers customizable reporting features, allowing users to generate tailored reports for internal and external stakeholders. These reports can be configured to present the most relevant data, ensuring clear and effective communication. Data visualization tools within the platform enable users to identify trends related to safety and compliance, enhancing decision-making, and driving continuous improvement.
MRX Systems provides a powerful tool for aviation professionals to enhance safety and compliance in their MRO operations. Through comprehensive documentation, streamlined processes, efficient project management, real-time monitoring, customizable reporting, automatic work report generation, and seamless integration with regulatory and industry standards, organizations can improve their decision-making and maintain a strong safety culture.
Rusada’s ENVISION Certified as Integrated with Cloud Solutions from SAP
VEVEY, SWITZERLAND: Aircraft maintenance software provider Rusada announced today that its ENVISION solution has been certified by SAP as integrated with cloud solutions from SAP.
The certification allows organizations using SAP S/4HANA® to interface with ENVISION more easily, and pass data between the two systems using tested and certified integrations.
Through using the ENVISION Integrator, customers can now create input and output interfaces for SAP systems without additional programming, using standard APIs available on the SAP Business Technology Platform.
“Our certification with SAP enables us to significantly reduce the effort required to integrate with their cloud solutions” comments Neil Hargreaves, Chief Operating Officer at Rusada. “The creation of integrations is a key step in many ENVISION implementations, so anything we can do speed-up this process results in time and resources saved for our customers.”
SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the integration software for ENVISION 2301, integrates with SAP S/4HANA® from SAP using standard integration technologies, or that run as an add-on to a cloud solution from SAP.
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 50+ countries. With its headquarters in Switzerland and offices in the USA, Canada, 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.
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Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik Enhance Collaboration on AVIATAR
- Honeywell Connected Maintenance analytics to be fully integrated into AVIATAR
- Collaboration among leaders in aviation analytics helps optimize user experience
Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and Lufthansa Technik are enhancing their collaboration on Lufthansa Technik’s digital platform AVIATAR to improve the customer experience in aviation analytics. Honeywell Connected Maintenance analytics are now being fully integrated into AVIATAR’s Predictive Health Analytics (PHA) suite, which will grow to more than 100 Predictors for multiple Airbus and Boeing aircraft types. Airline customers will benefit from AVIATAR’s unique interfaces to airline data, processes, maintenance and engineering systems, allowing a fleetwide management of multiple aircraft types.
Building on the long-standing relationship between Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik, this new long-term agreement is beneficial for aircraft operators on the journey to digital technical operations (Tech Ops). Airlines can take advantage of an integrated single product offering designed to help reduce maintenance costs, technical delays and cancellations in airline operations. AVIATAR’s integrated data analytics capabilities, enriched with Honeywell Predictors, are part of a seamless digital product portfolio for airline Tech Ops.
“Together with Honeywell we are enhancing the digital excellence of AVIATAR,” said Nikolaus Koerner, Senior Director Commercial Steering, Digital Fleet Services at Lufthansa Technik. “The new offering creates a unique suite of predictive Tech Ops solutions, integrating world-class analytics in one true nose-to-tail product offering across many different ATA chapters and aircraft types. Airlines will benefit from a consistent user experience and access to the full range of analytics along with connections to the wide portfolio of solutions provided by our Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem, including AMOS and flydocs.”
“The collaboration between Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik combines decades of experience with aircraft maintenance and digital transformation,” said Karen Miller, General Manager, Honeywell Connected Aerospace. “The resulting predictive analytics solution is designed to help airlines increase the availability of their aircraft and reduce costs associated with operations, flight delays, and cancellations.”
AVIATAR’s modular, open and neutral architecture has been developed to seamlessly interface to various IT systems operated by airlines and MROs around the world, a prerequisite for collaboration in aviation. The integration into AVIATAR’s suite of digital Tech Ops solutions allows customers, for example, to take advantage of MRO Management interfaces, automation, and digitally enhanced MRO services.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.
Honeywell(www.honeywell.com) delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings and industry, and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
About Lufthansa Technik
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 20,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative.
Rusada appoints Steve Lightstone as Director of Sales & Business Development
TORONTO, CANADA: Aircraft maintenance software provider Rusada, has announced the appointment of Steve Lightstone as Director of Sales & Business Development.
Lightstone has a wealth of experience in the aviation software industry having worked with airline maintenance and engineering operations around the world over the course of his career. In his previous role, Lightstone served as Vice President of Sales at ATP over a 7-year period. There he developed their ChronicX© software business to become the dominant market leader and supported various SpotLight© clients at major aircraft OEMs.
Prior to ATP, Lightstone spent over 20 years in sales, marketing, and sales leadership roles helping businesses in various markets improve operations through innovative technology solutions.
Based out of Rusada’s new Toronto office, Lightstone will seek to expand the use of the company’s ENVISION software in both Canada and the U.S., as part of their North American sales and business development team.
“Steve is a great new addition to our team out there” comments Julian Stourton, CEO at Rusada. “His extensive experience in aviation software and the industry relationships he has fostered over the years will allow us to further grow Rusada’s presence in the region and deliver the benefits of ENVISION to more new customers.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team here at Rusada, and to play a key role in the company’s continued growth” adds Steve Lightstone, Director of Sales & Business Development at Rusada. “I have been following Rusada’s rise in the industry with much interest over the years, and I now look forward to working with clients, both existing and new, to improve their productivity and profitability through the use of our ENVISION solution.”