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QOCO Systems Receives Multi-Million-Euro Investment To Accelerate International Growth

ESPOO, Finland (June 10th, 2024) QOCO Systems, a leading provider of aviation software solutions, announces that it has received an investment of several million euros to accelerate its international expansion. The investor, Finnish private equity company Juuri Partners, becomes a minority shareholder of QOCO Systems, supporting the company’s international growth and product development. The investment will be used mainly to recruit new talent in software development, sales, and marketing.

QOCO Systems helps airlines, MROs, and OEMs around the world to increase their operational efficiency with advanced SaaS solutions, driving the digitalization of aircraft maintenance operations and planning. The company recently launched MROTools.io – Assignment, a modern solution that combines HR, maintenance, and flight ops systems into one easy-to-use interface. QOCO Systems’ clients include Rolls-Royce, Finnair, and TAP Air Portugal, among others.

“QOCO has been accelerating its growth and investing strongly in product development for the past two years, and now was the right time to bring in outside support to continue this development,” says Matti Nevala, CEO of QOCO Systems. “The investment from Juuri Partners allows us to expand our capabilities through new hires, and we plan to recruit at least 15 new members into our international team during 2024–25.”

QOCO Systems’ current team includes 50 people representing 13 different nationalities, operating in Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK. The company prides itself on its ability to attract and onboard skilled experts from different countries and cultures.

”We are very impressed with the expertise and dynamic of the QOCO team, as well as with the significant benefits their innovative products bring to clients while advancing the development of aviation maintenance as a whole. By improving the efficiency of maintenance processes and related data flows, QOCO can also impact sustainability matters in the industry,” says Partner Markus Einiö from Juuri Partners. “The company’s global and well-known clientele offers interesting opportunities to not only QOCO, but also its talent. We believe that the company will be a very attractive employer to top experts with high career ambitions.”

Going forward, QOCO Systems’ strategic focus will be in Europe and the Middle East, but it is also preparing for North American expansion at the end of 2024. In the US, the company has an existing client relationship with Endeavor Air, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. QOCO Systems is also in negotiations with various clients in other regions around the globe.

QOCO Systems recently won the SUPERFINNS title awarded to the most promising growth company of the year.

Saudi low-cost airline flyadeal sets new standard for Efficiency and Innovation by selecting AMOS

At a glance

–    AMOS enables Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services providing digital CAMO support.
–    Better control of Data, Cost Savings, and Future Digitalisation for flyadeal.
–    Swiss-AS solidifies its industry-leading position in Kingdom Saudi Arabia.

In an impactful step towards transforming maintenance and engineering operations, Swiss-AS proudly announces flyadeal’s selection of AMOS Airline Edition as its premier maintenance and engineering software solution. The selection of AMOS marks a significant milestone for flyadeal, setting new standards for efficiency and innovation. AMOS serves the airline as a central hub for managing maintenance operations, leveraging data-driven insights to optimize efficiency, ensure compliance, and drive innovation in aircraft maintenance practices.

flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost airline based in Jeddah with a model for simplicity and affordability, has entrusted Swiss-AS with the pivotal task of enhancing its maintenance operations. By selecting one solution from Lufthansa Technik’s Digital Tech Ops Ecosytem – the AMOS Airline Edition software package – flyadeal is well-positioned to attain operational excellence and boost productivity with the digitalization of its Technical Operations.

Facing the challenges of managing a growing fleet of A320neo and A320ceo aircraft, flyadeal sought to transition from traditional maintenance management systems to a solution that would grant them greater control over their data. The airline needed a comprehensive platform capable of seamlessly handling line/light and base maintenance operations while providing robust support for CAMO processes and data migration. 

flyadeal and LHT Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem
In May 2023, Swiss-AS, in collaboration with Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services for CAMO processes, SCAMT (Subcontracted Continuing Airworthiness Management Tasks) services, and data migration, embarked on a transformative journey with flyadeal to implement AMOS. This collaborative effort culminated in a successful go-live in March 2024, showcasing the dedication and expertise of all involved.

“flyadeal’s selection of AMOS highlights the strength of the Lufthansa Technik’s Tech Ops Ecosystem and continues to strengthen Swiss-AS’s position as the market leader in the Middle East region. This unique collaboration marks a significant step for flyadeal with the aim of achieving operational excellence and embracing future digitalisation, and we are delighted to be part of this transformative journey,” stated Claudia Weiss-Giessler, Swiss-AS Chief Commercial Officer.

Ahmed Bakadam, flyadeal Director of Maintenance and Engineering, said: “This agreement with Swiss-AS is yet another step in flyadeal’s drive to harness technology across our business, adopting the latest software which automates and centralises operations to ensure greater efficiencies with of course keeping safety as our topmost priority. We have a commitment to the highest operational standards for maintenance of our aircraft which involves the optimisation of data and management systems, very much in line with flyadeal’s strategic mandate of digitalisation.”

flyadeal also embraced AMOScloud – a solution offering cloud hosting, an advanced web client, and a self-service platform. This innovative approach not only streamlines operations but also establishes a new standard for optimisation in the industry.

With the seamless integration and implementation of AMOS as its maintenance and engineering software solution, flyadeal has unlocked a myriad of benefits, including: enhanced control over data and processes, improved cost structure, baseline for digitalisation efforts, providing a scalable platform for ongoing improvement and innovation.

The collaboration between Swiss-AS and Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services, exemplifies the power of the Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem in driving industry-wide innovations. With its flyadeal partnership Swiss-AS continues to solidify its position as the preferred choice for maintenance and engineering software in KSA.

Swiss-AS congratulates flyadeal on this milestone achievement and looks forward to continued success in this partnership.

About flyadeal

flyadeal began operations in September 2017 with its historic maiden flight from Jeddah to Riyadh. A pioneer and innovator, flyadeal was the first regional low-cost airline to be launched only across digital distribution channels. Being the sister airline of full-service national carrier Saudia — both under the umbrella ownership of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (Saudia Group), flyadeal aims to stimulate travel, tourism and trade with its affordable, value for money everyday fares catering to leisure, religious, family and business travellers. Simplicity is key with an all-Economy Class cabin across flyadeal’s fleet. With the Kingdom undergoing dramatic transformation through its Vision 2030 economic diversification drive, aviation and tourism are among the many sectors earmarked for dynamic growth. Today, flyadeal is one of the youngest and fastest growing low-cost airlines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle East operating a young fleet of over 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft flying from bases in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to towns and cities across Saudi Arabia with a growing international footprint in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In May 2024, flyadeal placed its biggest ever order for 51 Airbus A320 family aircraft with a delivery schedule beginning in 2026. By 2030, flyadeal plans to operate hundreds of routes that will see its fleet and network triple in number to over 100 aircraft and destinations, respectively.

About Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services

Lufthansa Technik is the leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft, from commercial to VIP and special mission aircraft. Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services a technologically advanced service provider offering the full range of engineering & technical service for airworthiness management, fleet optimization and transition services. The focus is to provide technical fleet optimization based on a continuous, safety-based and closed-loop monitoring system. This uses data collection and digital analytics to provide data-driven recommendations for corrective actions, as well as follow-up and feedback for continuous monitoring. The benefit is the improved performance of the airlines’ continuous airworthiness maintenance program. Lufthansa Technik’s Aircraft Engineering Services is specialized in providing engineering services in AMOS utilizing a cost-efficient global production system enhanced with digital smart workflows. For smaller or start-up airlines Lufthansa Technik offers a preconfigured Multi Customer AMOS, which enables a quick and easy start of operation for all services in Tech Ops.

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 digitalise 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 marketing@swiss-as.com or visit us at SWISS-AS.COM

Asia Digital Engineering (ADE) celebrates the launch of ADE Cambodia

PHNOM PENH20 MAY 2024 – Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) subsidiary of Capital A, is thrilled to announce that ADE Cambodia Co Ltd (ADE Cambodia), a joint venture with Sivilai Asia Co Ltd, has received the Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certification from the Cambodia State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA). This achievement marks a significant milestone as it is the first ADE entity outside Malaysia to obtain business approvals in the country.

ADE Cambodia will play a pivotal role in supporting the aviation ecosystem in Cambodia, leveraging its expertise to provide crucial MRO services not only to AirAsia Cambodia but also to other airlines operating in Cambodia’s major airports.

Mahesh Kumar, CEO of Asia Digital Engineering said: “We are delighted to have received approvals to commence operations of ADE Cambodia. We look forward to providing top-notch MRO solutions to airlines operating to and from Cambodia, in addition to supporting Cambodia’s thriving aviation industry, which will positively impact the local economy and create job opportunities in the country. We would like to record our sincere appreciation to the Cambodia State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and the Cambodian Government for their warm welcome and recognition of our capabilities. Looking ahead, we are committed to investing further in state-of-the-art technologies, enhancing our capabilities, and developing a skilled workforce at our facility. This also marks the beginning of our growth journey in 2024, as we gear up to expand to other countries soon.”

ADE Cambodia operations will be headquartered at Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia’s busiest airport and primary international gateway but will expand to other airports in Cambodia as well. This strategic location positions ADE Cambodia to efficiently serve the aviation needs of the region, leveraging the airport’s vital role in connecting Cambodia with the world.

Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of Capital A said: We are incredibly proud of Asia Digital Engineering’s accomplishments which continue to grow from strength to strength. With over 20 years of proven expertise from working with AirAsia, their goal to become the leading MRO provider in Asean and beyond, known for high quality, best value and innovative solutions is firmly on track. This milestone comes just weeks after the momentous launch of AirAsia Cambodia and its inaugural flight, underscoring Capital A’s steadfast commitment to expanding our footprint for all of our associated lines of business leveraging on the success of our fast growing aviation Group.” 

Captain Rajesh Gill, Director of Flight Operations, AirAsia Cambodia said: “We warmly welcome Asia Digital Engineering (ADE) to Cambodia and are delighted to be their first customer. We look forward to utilising their services to enhance our operational efficiency and to continue delivering exceptional experiences to our guests.”

Established in 2020, ADE has earned customer trust through its professional MRO services, digital products, glowing testimonials, and partnerships with airlines across the region. In December 2023, ADE completed its 100th C-Check within 2.5 years, setting a record time frame since inception. Looking ahead, ADE is focused on its vision to continually deliver exceptional services, expand capabilities, and remain at the forefront of the MRO industry. ADE’s state-of-the-art 14-line hangar in Kuala Lumpur is scheduled to be launched in Q3 this year, further enhancing our ability to serve our clients with excellence and efficiency.

ADE’s dedication to maintaining the utmost quality and safety standards in aircraft MRO is emphasised by a string of milestones. Among these achievements stands the attainment of the EASA Part 145 approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) complementing an extensive array of existing maintenance certifications and authorisations.

About Asia Digital Engineering (ADE)

Founded in September 2020, ADE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital A Berhad , based in Klia2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ADE leverages the AirAsia’s Engineering Department’s best practices and unsurpassed combined experience in the region. ADE offers a range of aircraft services for line maintenance, base maintenance, workshop, component and warehouse services, and engineering support services.

Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and our vast experience in airline engineering managing the world’s best low-cost airline, ADE aims to uphold the highest standards when it comes to professional integrity, quality, reliability, driving greater efficiencies and safety, for all of our customers at all times. More info on https://ade.aero/
Media Queries: Aziz Laikar | azizlaikar@airasia.com | +60123669745 

FLYHT and MBS officially partner to enable data loading solution to fully comply with new security requirements

Calgary, Alberta and Gilching Germany May 16, 2024 – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd(TSX-V: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the “Company” or “FLYHT”) today announced a partnership with MBS Electronic Systems GmbH & Co. KG  (“MBS”), a leading provider of secure data loading solutions that enable compliant avionics software maintenance and safer flight operations. The two companies have been collaborating to develop a secure wireless avionics software and onboard data loading solution, and today announced the official partnership to bring that solution to the market.

Stated William Cecil, Senior Sales Director at FLYHT, “Airlines are seeking airborne data loading and data transfer solutions that meet new cyber security requirements. This partnership exemplifies FLYHT’s “best of breed” technology strategy and we’re excited to combine MBS’ data loading technology with FLYHT’s industry first 5G AFIRS Edge platform hardware. With our combined expertise, we have created a streamlined, secure turn-key solution for airlines based on a single unit that gives airlines a fast path to complying with aircraft software security requirements and improving maintenance efficiency.”

Added Thomas Nicholls, Technical Lead at MBS, “As a leader in the secure portable data loader field, we have seen increased demand from airlines for a “plug-in” onboard data loading solution that meets the guidance of ARINC 645-1 for software distribution and loading. Together with FLYHT, we look forward to serving this growing need among the airlines.”

FLYHT and MBS plan to showcase the new solution to airlines at upcoming shows, including the annual Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) General Session and Aviation Maintenance Conference (AMC) in Phoenix on May 19-22, 2024 (https://aviation-ia.sae-itc.com/events/aeec-amc), as well as the Aircraft Commerce MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference – EMEA in Amsterdam, June 4-5, 2024 (2024 Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference EMEA – Aircraft Commerce (aircraftcommerceevents.com).

The AFIRS Edge is an aircraft interface device (AID), connecting aircraft data with electronic flight bag (EFB) applications and providing airlines with Wireless Quick Access (WQAR) capabilities, all while serving as a gateway on the aircraft for critical real-time information and onboard data storage. The Edge also serves as a data port for FLYHT’s actionable intelligence services, such as fuel management, aircraft health monitoring, real-time engine data reporting and airport gate performance monitoring. Further, when coupled with a real-time IP satellite connection, the Edge enables weather data customers to work with airlines to implement FLYHT’s weather solutions for enabling enhanced weather forecasting capabilities, providing more accurate and timely warnings of extreme weather, and in the detection and avoidance of contrail generation.

About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

FLYHT is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and is an AS9100 Quality registered company. For more information, visit www.flyht.com.

About MBS Electronic Systems GmbH & Co.KG

Based in Gilching, Germany, MBS provides the e-enabled data loading system of choice for many of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines. With innovative technologies and unrivalled customer support and cooperation, MBS continually improves their product features and adapts to the changing requirements of the industry. MBS provides a secure, cost effective, reliable data loading solution with a total commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.mbs-electronics.com.

SCAT Airlines takes off with AMOS

At a glance

  • – A transition phase for a smooth Go-Live
  • – Greater efficiency gained with AMOS Airline Edition.

Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that SCAT Airlines, one of the leading carriers in Kazakhstan, has successfully gone live with AMOS. This milestone marks the completion of an extensive transition phase, enabling the smooth implementation and running of AMOS within SCAT Airlines’ Engineering and Maintenance (E&M) department.

Although SCAT Airlines and Swiss-AS inked the agreement in the summer of 2021, the implementation of AMOS has gone through several phases and required meticulous planning and collaboration between SCAT Airlines and Swiss-AS. 

The project began with a thorough review of former processes, rigorous testing, and extensive training programs. 

As in every implementation, data migration is a crucial phase to consider. In SCAT Airlines’ case, the data was coming from various sources, which demanded significant time and effort from the project team. 

Thanks to the determination and commitment of both parties, the AMOS implementation phase was completed in February 2023. 

Nevertheless, to ensure a smooth transition from the previous manual and analog processes to the more streamlined AMOS processes, SCAT Airlines opted for a transition phase using both solutions simultaneously. Due to fleet reconstruction and other internal events, this transition phase has been extended until now.

The much-anticipated AMOS Go-Live for SCAT Airlines is now finalised and the airline is fully operational with the system. This important milestone marks a new direction for the airline, which can now benefit from greater operational and maintenance efficiency. 

About SCAT Airlines

Founded in 1997, SCAT Airlines is a Kazakhstani airline based in Shymkent. With a diverse fleet and network across multiple destinations, SCAT Airlines is committed to providing safe, reliable, and customer-focused air travel. SCAT specializes in civil aviation services including regular, charter, and cargo flights, aircraft maintenance, personnel training, and airport construction. The Airline has ownership of two airports in Kazakhstan, namely Taraz International Airport and Shymkent International Airport.

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 marketing@swiss-as.com or visit us at SWISS-AS.COM

BREAKING BOUNDARIES: AIRCRAFT TAILCONE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY OF ADE’S SPECIALIZED SERVICE

At Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), we thrive on challenges. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has once again been showcased through the successful completion of our recent task, the AJY Empennage Project. This project, involving the meticulous removal and re-installation of an aircraft tailcone, marks a significant milestone in our journey of providing specialized Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services.

Setting Ourselves Apart
What distinguishes ADE from other MRO players is our unwavering dedication to taking on tasks that many others shy away from. From comprehensive structural repairs to lateral frame replacements, we embrace challenges with enthusiasm and expertise. The AJY Empennage Project exemplifies this spirit of determination and excellence.

The AJY Empennage Project: A Test of Precision and Skill
The AJY Empennage Project stemmed from a critical inspection requirement for an airbus A320 with the registration number 9M-AJY, belonging to AirAsia. The need to access the empennage area for inspection led to the decision to remove the tailcone, a task requiring utmost precision and adherence to approved data.
Challenges abounded throughout the project, from the necessity of training, specialized equipment and tools loaned from Airbus to the procurement of a special crane essential for the procedure. The pressure to execute flawlessly on the first attempt was palpable. However, with meticulous planning and rigorous training, our specialized team rose to the occasion.



A First for ADE
This endeavor marked the first time the ADE team undertook such a procedure. With ten dedicated personnel working tirelessly over 72 hours, totaling 720 hours of effort, our team demonstrated unparalleled skill and commitment. Notably, this procedure had previously been exclusive to aircraft manufacturers, making our successful execution all the more remarkable.

Led by Muhammad Aswat Ismail and supported by a team of seasoned professionals including Muhammad Saffiudin, Hoor Yin Hui, Vun Hon Yee, and the entire ADE Line 4 crew, this project exemplified teamwork, expertise, and innovation.



Looking Ahead: Expanding Horizons
As we look to the future, ADE is poised for further growth and expansion. With the launch of our new hangar in Q3 2024 and bolstered manpower, we are eager to expand our portfolio of specialized services. This expansion will solidify our position as a leader in the industry and reinforce our commitment to innovation and excellence.
At ADE, our ultimate goal is not just to meet industry standards but to set new benchmarks for quality and innovation in MRO services and digital solutions. Born from AirAsia’s maintenance division and drawing on more than two decades of expertise, ADE is committed to delivering world-class engineering with unparalleled efficiency.

Conclusion
The successful completion of the AJY Empennage Project underscores ADE’s commitment to pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations. As we continue to evolve and grow, we remain steadfast in our dedication to providing unmatched MRO services in the ASEAN region and beyond. At ADE, innovation knows no bounds, and excellence is our standard.

OASES Announces Launch of ‘Release 11’: A Major Upgrade for OASES Users

27th March 2024 London, England – OASES, providers of airworthiness MRO software for the aviation industry, is proud to announce the launch of OASES ‘Release 11’, marking a significant update to its aviation software suite. This latest version delivers new features and enhancements in functionality, security, and user experience, tailored for airline operators, MROs, and aircraft engineering firms.


OASES Insights, a new feature in ‘Release 11’, transforms vast amounts of operational data into actionable intelligence. This analytics tool enables users to uncover patterns and trends, supporting data-driven decisions that can reduce downtime, cut costs, and pre-empt issues for engineering teams and management alike. Designed for ease of use, its intuitive interface and robust dashboards make advanced data analysis accessible to all users.

Release 11 introduces cutting-edge integration technologies, enhancing the connectivity between OASES and various software and services. These innovations provide quicker, more dependable, and eIortlessly scalable integration solutions. With OASES Workflow, developing new integrations is significantly faster, oIering customers enhanced flexibility in selecting complementary systems to use with the OASES platform. Additionally, the introduction of OASES Gateway, an API framework, allows third-party software vendors to securely and directly integrate with OASES. This increased integration flexibility means OASES users can more easily connect with other essential systems and processes in their daily operations, leading to time savings and a reduction in human error.



The updated Maintenance Control module oIers a simplified, visual approach to planning maintenance activities, enhancing operational eIiciency and reducing downtime. This module allows users to manage work orders, assess materials, and plan resources eIectively, ensuring a seamless integration with flight schedules.

With ‘Release 11’, OASES is now more convenient and secure, with browser-based
support, multi-factor authentication (MFA), SSL/TLS encryption and a strengthened ybersecurity framework, for comprehensive threat protection.

The introduction of OASES Academy fosters a learning community among users, industry experts, and the OASES team. Members gain access to exclusive webinars, FAQs, and in-depth courses on OASES and the aviation industry, simplifying the training process for new employees and enhancing the skills of current staI.

“The Release 11 upgrade represents a significant step in our company’s journey,” said Paul Lynch, Group Managing Director. “We’ve worked tirelessly with our customers to understand their needs and build an upgrade that adds significant enhancements to their daily operations.”

OASES will be showcasing Release 11 at two special customer events, being held in Dubai, 24th-25th April 2024 and Barcelona, 15th-16th May 2024.

For 50 years, OASES has been at the forefront of providing innovative software solutions that streamline operations, improve eIiciency, and enhance the customer experience in the aviation industry. ‘Release 11’ embodies our dedication to excellence and innovation in aviation.

For further details on ‘Release 11’ or to arrange a demonstration, please visit oases.aero/contact/ or email OASES Head of Marketing, Charlie McFarlane on charles.mcfarlane@aspiresoftware.com.

About Commsoft OASES
Commsoft’s Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System (OASES) is the all-in-one software for airworthiness maintenance control, meeting strict regulatory requirements. It enables airlines, fixed wing and rotary operators, MROs, and CAMOs to increase eIiciencies in the management and monitoring of every procedure or intervention.

OASES is used by 130 aviation organisations – national carriers, large third-party maintenance providers, and independent operators – and supported in 55 countries across 6 continents. Commsoft is part of the Valsoft Corporation portfolio.

IFS Cloud Selected by Joby Aviation to Shape the Future of eVTOL Aircraft

26 March, 2024IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, today announced that Joby Aviation, the leading manufacturer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial air taxi services, has selected the IFS Cloud for Aviation Maintenance solution for its pioneering eVTOL aircraft maintenance processes.

Joby continues to lead the way on the development of eVTOL aircraft, launching production in June 2023 and recently completing a series of piloted test flights, including an exhibition flight in New York City. Joby’s all-electric aircraft has a maximum range of 100 miles and can carry a pilot and four passengers, giving it unparalleled flexibility to serve communities worldwide. Joby plans to start commercial operations in 2025, as it continues its progression from prototype to a fully operational fleet.

As part of its ambitious growth plans, the company recently announced plans to construct a scaled manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. The establishment of the company’s ground-breaking new facility, which will be capable of producing up to 500 eVTOL aircraft per year, represents a significant milestone in the field of Advanced Air Mobility, and will lead to the creation of up to 2,000 high-quality manufacturing jobs. Joby also plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Marina, CA where aircraft production was launched last year.

IFS Cloud for Aviation Maintenance will provide Joby Aviation with an advanced end-to-end maintenance software solution for its eVTOL aircraft across key functional areas including engineering, records management, operations, and planning, to support its global expansion plan and ensure the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Matthew Lykins, Aircraft Maintenance Lead at Joby Aviation commented: “At Joby, we are at the forefront of revolutionising travel with our eVTOL aircraft. Ensuring the seamless operation and maintenance of these aircraft throughout their lifecycle requires an equally innovative software solution. That’s why we have chosen IFS as our trusted partner. The IFS solution offers a robust software foundation that can evolve and adapt to meet our growing needs, from the initial testing and regulatory approval phases, to the full-scale operations of Joby aircraft.”

Scott Helmer, President, Aerospace and Defence at IFS commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Joby to manage the operation and maintenance of one of the world’s most advanced air vehicles. IFS has been closely tracking the growth in Advanced Air Mobility for some time, and the aviation industry-specificity and flexibility of IFS Cloud makes us a perfect fit for organisations that are shaping the future of flight.”

Joby Aviation joins the many world-leading aircraft manufacturers, operators and maintainers that have selected IFS, including Southwest Airlines, Air France-KLM Group, Qantas, Saab, BAE Systems, and more.

To learn more about how IFS supports aerospace and defence manufacturers visit www.ifs.com/aviation

QOCO Systems launches Assignment – a revolutionary MRO solution that combines HR, maintenance planning, and flight ops systems into one interface

The innovative solution allows airlines and MROs to increase staff utilization and improve fleet availability while eliminating human error in maintenance planning processes. Assignment enables planners to adjust quickly to changes in flight schedules and staff availability, reducing delays and fleet downtime.

ESPOO, Finland (March 19th, 2024)QOCO Systems, a leading provider of aviation software solutions, has today announced the launch of its latest innovation, MROTools.io – Assignment. Developed in collaboration with leading industry operators, Assignment is a modern, reliable, and cost-efficient solution that combines three separate modules currently used in maintenance planning – HR, maintenance, and flight ops systems – into one easy-to-use interface.

“Aircraft maintenance operations require simultaneous management of several complex processes. With Assignment, we wanted to make them significantly more manageable by combining all the necessary data and controls into one intuitive interface,” says Ilari Neitola, Founder of QOCO Systems. “Instead of scrolling through spreadsheets for personnel availability information, jumping to the maintenance management system for the right plans and at the same time keeping an eye on flight data in case of delays, maintenance planners can access all relevant features with one tool.”

By automating several aspects of staff planning, Assignment reduces the workload of planners and eliminates the need for manual, repetitive tasks. The solution eliminates human error by minimizing manual intervention in the planning process, which can significantly improve the reliability of the planning process and ensure that all staff members are assigned tasks in a fair and efficient manner.

Assignment also accelerates decision-making and thereby enables planners to quickly respond to changes in staff availability, maintenance schedules, and flight operations. This can help airlines to increase fleet availability and reduce delays and downtime, improving overall cost-efficiency. In 2023, over 70% of flight delays in the US were caused by the aircraft arriving late or carrier-related issues such as staff shortages or maintenance. The costs of delays for airlines are estimated to reach billions of euros annually.

“When a flight is delayed, it may be necessary to replan staffing due to personnel availability,” Ilari Neitola explains. “If this is done inefficiently, with outdated methods and software resources, it can easily cause further delays, creating a domino effect. Every wasted minute is costly for flight operators. With Assignment, we aim to streamline aircraft maintenance operations so that they can reduce those delays instead of increasing them.”

MROTools.io – Assignment is available starting from March 19th, 2024.

Turkish Technic to embark on a digital transformation journey with Swiss-AS

Dubai, March 5, 2024 – In a significant move towards digitalization and automation of its maintenance processes, Turkish Technic has signed a Letter of Intend (LoI) with Swiss Aviation Software Ltd. (Swiss-AS) to enhance operational efficiencies and data-driven decision-making capabilities. The news of this potential cooperation was officially announced yesterday at a signing ceremony held during the MRO Middle East show in Dubai.

A partnership geared towards technological excellence and operational efficiency.
This collaboration with Swiss-AS, a highly reputable and experienced entity in the MRO&IT sector, positions Turkish Technic, one of the world’s leading MRO providers, to address its unique MRO requirements while ensuring scalability, compliance, and safety within its rapidly expanding maintenance organization. 
“This potential partnership underscores our shared commitment to excellence, safety, and technological innovation in aviation maintenance. We are excited to support the growth and success of Turkish Technic and look forward to achieving remarkable milestones together,” says Fabiano Faccoli, CEO of Swiss-AS.
‘‘We are excited to embark on a potential partnership with Swiss-AS on our digital transformation journey. By adopting digital solutions, we aim to enhance our operational efficiency, optimize maintenance management, and ultimately deliver even greater value to our customers. This move will contribute to our quest for excellence and highlights our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement,” says Mikail Akbulut, CEO of Turkish Technic.