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AerData says Monarch Airlines has announced its intention to sign a five-year contract for STREAM Digital Aircraft Records and Transition Services. Services include scanning, indexing and preparation of all technical records from their fleet of 36 Airbus A320s, in readiness for transition to the Boeing 737 MAX 8. 


Commsoft has been selected by Madrid-based Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas to support its three Airbus A340-300 aircraft, to be followed by a fourth later in 2017. The airline has selected the Core, Airworthiness, Planning and Materials modules. The initial implementation will be supported by FL Technics, which also provided extensive sales support for the deal as part of their recently-signed agency agreement with Commsoft.


Another new client is Lithuania-based Grand Cru Airlines, which is taking the Core, Airworthiness, Planning, Materials and Line Maintenance modules. Grand Cru is EASA AOC and Part 145 certificate holder, providing dry lease and aircraft management solutions. It will be using OASES to support its two Boeing 737-300s and an Airbus A320-231, as well as the fleet of four Boeing 737-400s aircraft operated by GetJet Airlines, an ACMI/wet lease and aircraft charter provider, also based in Lithuania. The OASES system in use will be operated through Commsoft’s private cloud service.


Finally, SereneAir has become the first customer for Commsoft in Pakistan, which will use OASES to support three Boeing 737-800s using the Core, Airworthiness, Planning, Production, Materials, Warranty, Line Maintenance and Commercial modules. The latest Compliance module will be added when it becomes available shortly. 


SWISS AviationSoftware has launched the development of AMOScentral, which will allow each member of the AMOS community to either act as a subscriber or a provider of data sets according to its own needs while having a unique registration in the AMOScentral service directory.


AMOScentral is a message broker (no data is stored), is cloud-based (and therefore scalable), and enables the routing of AMOS data between members. Both parties, subscriber and provider, need to agree to the exchange of information via AMOScentral, where privacy is guaranteed due to the end-to-end encryption of data. Strong encryption for the communication channels and the data exchanged is an important cornerstone of this architecture. Only the parties involved may read the data objects being exchanged (and not Swiss-AS), which ensures that AMOS customers never lose control of their data.


AMOScentral allows members of an airline group to harmonise predefined AMOS data sets, such as part numbers, ATA-chapters, aircraft-types, conditions or vendor addresses across multiple environments. After the initial harmonisation process, these data sets are kept in sync by defining for each data set via AMOScentral a master entity within the group that then feeds the linked receiving entities. In addition, AMOS customers can agree to ‘open’ access to their AMOS platforms to certain predefined Data Requests, such as stock availability requests that could be raised over multiple AMOS instances to show AMOS customers where to find a requested part within their pre-defined AMOScentral community.


The Data Subscription concept goes a step further by allowing AMOS customers within an airline group or beyond, to provide AMOS expertise in specific areas against a subscription fee. For example, Engineering Orders from an AMOS customer could be distributed to subscribers. The AMOS customer subscribing would then save the build-up of in-house expertise. The same concept could be applied to distributing edited Maintenance Programs.


Linking AMOScentral to external digital service providers will be a further aspect of this collaboration platform.


The basic functionalities of AMOScentral will be developed over the next couple of years and, when ready, will be gradually made available to the AMOS community.

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