[Aviation Today January 31, 2014] Japanese regional carriers Japan Transocean Air (JTA), J-AIR and Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) have selected AMOS as their joint aircraft maintenance management software.
AMOS, developed by Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss AS), manages aircraft maintenance, engineering and logistics in fulfillment with all airworthiness standards. In 2013, Swiss AS and Lufthansa Systems established an AMOS business unit in Singapore in an effort to reach more Asia-Pacific region airlines and operators.
Challenges in transitioning to AMOS include data cleansing and modeling of the desired joint maintenance process among the three carriers, according to Lufthansa Systems.
All three carriers, JTA, J-AIR and RAC are subsidiaries of Japan Airlines (JAL).
"In order to grow further as a regional airline even in the situation of severe competition between airlines in Japan, J-AIR decided to introduce a state-of-the-art tool for aircraft maintenance to ensure more efficiency and safety. As a result of careful consideration, AMOS turned out to be exactly what we’re looking for. By co-introducing AMOS with JTA and RAC, I also expect synergies of increasing the overall strength of the JAL Group," said Yasuhiro Takebayashi, director of maintenance, J-AIR.