At a glance
- Newly founded Hong Kong based value carrier joins the AMOS Community
- Swiss-AS provides its cloud solution and operational services
- GBA and Swiss-AS working as one team
AMOS to support ambitious growing plans
Welcoming recently Greater Bay Airlines Company Limited (GBA) to the large AMOS Community, one of latest customer acquisitions of Swiss-AS, has been all the more delightful for Swiss-AS, as the deal could be concluded with a start-up airline preparing its operational launch in the midst of the severest aviation industry crisis. The Hong-Kong based and newly founded value carrier starts flying soon with initially three B737-800 and aims to expand its fleet to more than 30 aircraft by 2026.
To initiate its operation and support the gradual growth of its activities, the Maintenance Division of Greater Bay Airlines will make full use of the scalability of AMOS, as the system meets all the current needs of the start-up airline and has the potential to support the ambitious growth plans of the airline. Furthermore, with the choice of AMOS, the integration of the core MRO system with GBA’s eco-system has been ensured. Selecting AMOS coincided with Greater Bay Airline signing with/for flydocs, one of the leading asset management solution providers in the aviation industry. With flydocs the airline is able to automate and digitise its aircraft records from day one, while at the same time benefitting from the seamless integration between AMOS and flydocs.
Greater Bay Airlines relies on third party maintenance providers for both Line and Base Maintenance. Additionally, the airline selected Lufthansa Technik for the provisioning of CAMO services. Such partnerships support the very lean organisation model of the young airline and allow it to focus on its core business.
“We, Greater Bay Airlines Engineering, searched the market for a provider that does not only deliver a system to us, but could support our rapid implementation requirements and the growth of the airline. We were delighted to select Swiss-AS as the solution provider, working with our suite of services from Lufthansa Technik and flydocs,” says Darryl Chan, GM Engineering.
Trusted expertise of Swiss-AS in application operation
To focus on its primary domain of expertise and keep internal IT effort and cost at a minimum, the airline has entrusted Swiss-AS as a cloud and operational services provider by subscribing to the AMOS Cloud Hosting package.
To pick up on to the latest industry trends in terms of cloud hosted software distribution, Swiss-AS has designed a cloud infrastructure that ensures smooth operation whilst adhering to the latest IT and security standards. The Swiss-AS hosting suite comes along with the AMOS Operation Services (AOS) that cover all duties arising from the AMOS application server and PostgreSQL database administration and include the continuous monitoring of all operational system parameters in order to optimise the performance of AMOS. The customer’s only responsibility is the fulfilment of application administration tasks.
This service package provides the young airline with a fully dedicated cloud environment and ideal operational conditions to benefit from the full potential of AMOS at attractive costs.
Ambitious AMOS implementation plans accomplished
Since mid of March, the AMOS APAC office located in Singapore was providing the Hong-Kong based airline all the necessary resources and support to initially implement airworthiness relevant and material management processes. The project team accomplished go-live of AMOS in September, shortly before the airline will start its operation. To fit in with the time constraints of the project, the implementation was split into two parallel workstreams, one being the drafting of all relevant business processes, the other being the AMOS training and knowledge transfer to the Greater Bay Airlines team.
As the head of AMOS Asia-Pacific, Pierluigi Calù, says: “GBA’s team did an outstanding job by implementing AMOS while at the same time seeking to receive the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), and we couldn’t be more proud of supporting them in achieving this huge milestone. Notwithstanding the smallness of the team, GBA managed - in a record time of three months - to get the approval from their local authority regarding all relevant airworthiness processes, leveraging the AMOS standard business processes. Despite working remotely, achieving this result was possible thanks to the extensive commitment and close collaboration where both GBA and Swiss-AS worked as one team.”
About Greater Bay Airlines
Greater Bay Airlines Company Limited, founded by Hong Kong tycoon Bill Wong, is based in the vibrant, internationally renowned city of Hong Kong, home to one of the World’s Top 10 airports. Greater Bay Airlines stands for the principles of reliable travel, competitive innovation, seamless experience and excellent value for money. The goal is to provide customers with seamless, digitalized, affordable and unique travel experience.
About Swiss AviationSoftware and AMOS
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