JAL subsidiaries select AMOS

Swiss-AS (Swiss AviationSoftware), in co-operation with Lufthansa Systems, has announced that Japan Transocean Air (JTA), J-AIR and Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) – all subsidiaries of Japan Air Lines (JAL) – have chosen AMOS as their joint aircraft maintenance management software.

“We are delighted to add JTA, J-AIR and RAC to our loyal customer base. This marks a mutual success for our close co-operation with Lufthansa Systems in the Asia-Pacific region,” remarked Ronald Schaeuffele, CEO of Swiss-AS.

AMOS has been represented in Singapore since April 2013. In conjunction with Lufthansa Systems, an AMOS business unit has been set up in Singapore to help reach customers better in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership has proven its worth during the common pre-sales phase and will certainly add value in the AMOS implementation process.

The three airlines have decided to implement and use AMOS jointly in a single system environment to exploit synergy effects within the group. The project kicked off in January 2014 with the aim of having AMOS up and running fully within 12 months.

The project team is staffed by employees from the three airlines and the main project activities will take place in Okinawa. The key challenges are expected to be data cleansing and conversion from several legacy sources, as well as modelling and harmonisation of the desired joint processes.

JTA, J-AIR and RAC operate a combined fleet of 41 aircraft including Bombardier CRJs and Dash 8/Qs, Embraer 170s and Boeing 737s. Maintenance-wise JTA offers line and base maintenance for internal as well as external aircraft, while J-AIR and RAC conduct line maintenance only for their own aircraft.

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