Posted on: 16 March 2015 by Mark Howells
Swiss AviationSoftware (Swiss-AS) has announced the launch of AMOSmobile, a touch-optimised mobile package that brings together a suite of modules for use on mobile devices.
In 2014, a proof-of-concept phase for AMOSmobile was performed and the prototype completed. At the end of last year Swiss-AS invited a selected number of AMOS customers to a workshop in Basel to conduct a gap analysis of the new add-on application. The results led to the next development steps being defined.
The requirement which emerged was a state-of-the-art web-application which runs on any modern web browser (HTML5), on any device (tablet, laptop, desktop PC), on any operating system (Android, iOS, Windows etc.) and which is fully integrated into AMOS
The resulting AMOSmobile, says Swiss-AS, “is a set of dedicated modules, each to be separately licensed. In the first phase the mobile application will concentrate on covering functions related to maintenance execution. Initially, the main user group will be technicians who do not work on a desktop but still need to interact with the MRO system on a frequent basis – here the benefit of mobile device systems is clear. AMOSmobile will support the use of electronically signed documents in order to secure the mobile process flow and avoid the printing and signing of paper documents”.
Functions developed or in development include: approval control; dispatch of workorders and taskcards; documentation search (AMM, S1000D, MEL and so on); e-signature for workorders; handling and deferring of workorders; stock information and parts requests via pickslip; fleet status and overview; and structural damage.
The AMOSmobile plans to conduct a field trial with the workshop attendees to obtain feedback on daily-business usage. The roll-out of the first functional set, applicable to the maintenance execution process, is expected to occur in the second half of this year.