Commsoft has signed a three-year contract with bmi Regional. The deal – which allows for 30 concurrent users – represents the outcome of the regional airline’s decision to continue using Commsoft’s OASES (Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System) for its maintenance operations rather than transfer to a rival system, reversing a previous group decision.
bmi Regional, having recently separated from British Midland International following the latter’s acquisition by IAG, is currently in the process of establishing its own IT support infrastructure with plans to ‘go live’ in the new environment before the end of August. Commsoft will be facilitating the transfer of the current software build and database and providing progressive OASES upgrades, including new modular developments covering the Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP) revision control, Airworthiness Directive (AD) and Service Bulletin (SB) management, and Line Maintenance Control facilities. Integration with bmi Regional’s AIMS operations system is also likely to take place in 2013.
Commsoft’s Managing Director, Nick Godwin commented:
“The decision by bmi Regional to put their continued faith in OASES is excellent news for us, confirming that the on-going major investment in functional developments is keeping the system competitive. We’re looking forward to demonstrating just why their decision was the right one.”