ADSoftware announced that Air Cote d’Ivoire, the national carrier of Ivory Coast has signed with ADSoftware to implement AIRPACK Fleet Management System and Logistics Solutions.
In February 2013, ADSoftware welcomed Air Cote d’Ivoire as the latest customer to join the AIRPACK community. The young airline becomes the 13th African based operator to implement the system. ADSoftware is now the leader in the African market with clients in Algeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Botswana, Mauritania and Sudan.
Considered by the French government as an Innovative Company, ADSoftware has created a great business model by investing in client-support and relying on a network of recognized ground-breaking experts with vast experience on similar aviation projects around the world. “Our technical support is a key advantage” says Fred Ulrich, CEO of ADSoftware, “With any major software implementation; you are impacting on the operation of the airline and everyone’s responsibilities. And if it’s not done correctly, you can create costly disruptions for your business. Project management, process and procedure implementation, system parameter configurations, successful file conversions and thorough testing are factors we entirely control and that make our clients’ projects a success.”
ADSoftware is now handling more than 350 aircraft worldwide. In 2012 ADSoftware was selected as one of 30 French National Finalists in the prestigious European Business Awards and came second at the CIC International Export competition.
Air Cote d’Ivoire will utilize four of the six AIRPACK modules with the main focus being on the management of the fleet and the logistics side of their activities in accordance with the RCI (Ivory Coast Aviation Authorities regulations) and EASA airworthiness standards. The airline’s staff currently stands at 150 people including 25 pilots and 37 hostesses and stewards. To begin with, ten technicians are going to be trained by a team of highly skilled professionals who have experience in the IT environment and in a wide range of dedicated and proficiency solutions in CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization) and aircraft asset management. The on-site phase of the implementation project will begin after the team has completed the pre-implementation work. The testing phase will come last and requires the involvement of the users to compare test results to expected outcomes.