Avianca Successfully Migrates to AMOScloud


At a glance:

  • One of the largest carriers in Latin America, showcasing the scale of the migration project.
  • A long-time user of AMOS, Avianca’s decision to shift to a cloud-hosted solution stemmed from a strategic desire to harness the advantages of cloud technology.
  • The move to cloud hosting was driven by the need for enhanced scalability, cost-effectiveness, and operational agility.

In a landmark achievement, Avianca, a prominent Latin American airline, has brilliantly completed the migration of AMOS, its aircraft maintenance software, from an on-premises setup to a cloud-based solution hosted on Google Cloud by Swiss-AS. This transition to AMOScloud represents more than just a technical upgrade; it marks a significant leap in Avianca's digital transformation journey.

Benefits of AMOScloud Migration:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: The shift to SaaS significantly reduces infrastructure costs, providing Avianca with more financial flexibility and efficiency.
  • Scalability: Cloud hosting allows Avianca to effortlessly scale AMOS usage as per their evolving requirements.
  • Operational Continuity and low risks: The migration, meticulously planned and executed, ensured no disruption for the approximately 500 concurrent users, demonstrating the non-impactful nature of this digital transition.

The project spanned 7 months, featuring meticulous planning and execution. Both teams invested substantial efforts throughout the project activities. Their dedication and collaboration were instrumental in achieving this milestone.
The project included stages like database and web drive migration, report cleansing and migration, custom SQL conversion, and integration with various systems such as LIDO, NetLine, SAP, Modula, MS Azure, Skywise, and Aviatar. The overall scope encompassed a database, over 300 customized reports, and numerous SQL migrations from Oracle to PostgreSQL.

Swiss-AS, renowned for their proficiency in managing AMOS and associated databases, executed the migration with remarkable accuracy. The main activities, commencing Friday (December 8th) at 22:00 (BOG Time), culminated in an 18-hour operation, with the core database and webdrive transition completed in just 4 hours. Despite a minor delay, the switch was seamless, underscoring the robust planning and execution.

The success of this migration is due to the exceptional support received throughout the weekend. Special mention goes to our team members who played a key role in communicating with Avianca, monitoring the infrastructure and network remotely, providing support for AOS services and printers (around 200), contributing expertise in performance tuning, and providing background support that instilled confidence in the processes and automation.

"In 2022, Avianca started its “Journey to Cloud” project, investing significant effort and resources on migrating all its applications to the cloud. AMOS, our core maintenance application, and whose infrastructure was on premise, also migrated to the Google cloud in 2023, in a joint collaboration with Swiss-AS. The migration was successful and almost imperceptible to end users. For Avianca, having a partner like Swiss-AS in this process has been very valuable, making the migration of AMOS to the cloud a transition without critical operational impact and with effective and dedicated support during stabilisation." says Avianca.

About Avianca

Avianca is the leading airline in Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and has one of the largest airline operations in Latin America with 125 routes, 3,800 weekly flights and a fleet of more than 110 Airbus 320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connecting to around 65 destinations in the Americas and Europe. Avianca has maintenance facilities in Colombia, Ecuador, Miami, San Jose Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. Avianca's operational and maintenance expertise is a reflection of its long-standing history and commitment to aviation excellence in Latin America.

About Swiss Aviation Software & 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 AMOScentral.