DRF Luftrettung goes for AMOS

DRF Luftrettung goes for AMOS

At a glance

  • DRF Luftrettung signed for the AMOS MRO Edition and joins the fast-growing AMOS helicopter user-group
  • With DRF Luftrettung, the fifth AMOS implementation at a rotary wing company is currently running
  • AMOS offers a wide scope of dedicated helicopter functions to these special needs and requirements

One integrated system for a highly diversified fleet

Swiss-AS is pleased to announce the recent contract signature with DRF Luftrettung, one of Europe’s major air rescue companies based in Germany, regarding the license and implementation of AMOS.

Over the last decades, DRF’s Part 145 scope of work, number of staff and facilities have constantly expanded. The company growth brought many challenges with it. To face and tackle these, the company performed an extensive process-streamlining project in which context also the maintenance software was reviewed. The legacy software was implemented in the 1980s and with the company wide review it became evident that a new maintenance software was inevitable.
The AMOS MRO Edition convinced the DRF with its rich functionality. Considering DRF’s very varied fleet, having one common and highly integrated system will surely help the customer to have at any time a clear and complete overview of their fleet maintenance requirements and activities. The project was kicked-off in October. Swiss-AS will staff the project mainly with German speaking employees for a smooth project communication.

Swiss-AS celebrating its success with helicopter operators

In the past years, Swiss-AS had added many new functions for helicopter operators, while the AMOS rotary wing customer base has also increased considerably and counts now eight companies. Currently, five AMOS implementations are running in parallel at helicopter operators.
By selecting AMOS, DRF will not only be able to manage a mix of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in a fully integrated system, they will also be able to utilize functions that are far more critical for the rotary wing aircraft, such as the Counters in AMOS. Being especially able to create and customize an unlimited number of counters will allow DRF to accurately track multiple parameters on the aircraft and components and in turn manage their maintenance requirements. As their fleet can have regular mission configuration adaptations, AMOS functions such as Configuration Definition and Configuration Control ensures that all related effectivity driven events are updated accordingly.

AMOS – the best fit for helicopter operators

When the first customer of Swiss-AS, the Swiss Air-Rescue (Rega), signed for AMOS in 1992, the foundation was laid for ensuring that AMOS complied with the special requirements of the helicopter maintenance industry by providing dedicated functions in the system only relevant for helicopters, such as

  • Vibration monitoring to identify early stages of helicopter component degradation
  • Dynamic counter options to optimise maintenance control and performance
  • Complete suite of engineering requirements to control the helicopter specific maintenance needs
  • Management of extensive pooling contracts
  • Mission logic (individual system capability set up aligned to the types of missions flown)
  • In-depth effectivity rule logic to track fleet uniformity or customer preference

DRF Luftrettung can fully rely on AMOS due to AMOS not being in any way limited to specific helicopter types, but covering the wide range of different helicopter OEM requirements.

“We are convinced that AMOS is the perfect match for DRF Luftrettung. The fact that the very first AMOS customer was also an air rescue company - who still relies on AMOS for almost 30 years – reflects the versatility of AMOS to cater for the unique needs of rotary wing as well as fixed wing aircraft,” says Ronald Schaeuffele Scherer, CEO of Swiss-AS.

About DRF Luftrettung

The DRF Group with its headquarters in Filderstadt is one of the largest air rescue organisations in Europe. In 2019, the group carried out a total of 40,738 missions. The crews at 14 of the 35 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein are on standby 24/7, and eight HEMS bases provide helicopters with rescue winches. In all the group operates about 60 helicopters and two Learjets.

The Austrian ARA Flugrettung with two HEMS bases was integrated into the DRF Group in 2001, and the Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC), which provides air and water rescue services, was acquired in 2019. Furthermore, DRF Luftrettung is also a member of the AP³ Luftrettung network with its HEMS bases in Balzers/Liechtenstein. In addition, DRF Luftrettung also brings back patients from abroad with its own ambulance aircraft.
For the continuous expansion of its vitally important tasks, the non-profit air rescue organisation depends on financial support. Today, DRF e.V. is already supported by well over 400,000 sponsors.

About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS

AMOS is a comprehensive, fully-integrated MRO software solution being developed and distributed by Swiss AviationSoftware. Swiss-AS, a 100% subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines has more than 190 customers worldwide and belongs to the industry-leading MRO software providers. Our loyal customer base includes pure operators of all sizes, major low-cost, regional and flag carriers, large airline groups and MRO providers. In the Americas and in Asia, AMOS is distributed through a partnership with Lufthansa Systems. For more information, please contact us via marketing@swiss-as.com.