A Step Forward in Aircraft Maintenance Digitalisation

ATR signs a partnership agreement with Swiss-AS

Toulouse, 18 April 2023 – ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, and leading MRO software company Swiss-AS, today announced a partnership to further improve the digitalisation of airline maintenance management.

Through this collaboration – a first between an aircraft manufacturer and an MRO software company – the two partners are working hand in hand to improve and customise the integration of ATR maintenance data into the AMOS software provided by Swiss-AS to ATR operators.

The aim is to enable airlines to digitalise their maintenance management in the most efficient way with a software tailored to their needs and operational constraints.

Currently, the integration of technical publications, provided by the OEM into the software solution is under the responsibility of the operator and often requires the usage of standalone systems and various middleware to manage data integrity and revisions.

Fabiano Faccoli, CEO of Swiss-AS, said: “We are pleased to sign this partnership with ATR. It represents a step further in supporting operators throughout their digital transformation, making the most of ATR’s expertise as a manufacturer and Swiss-AS’ proficiency in digital maintenance management. This will help them save both time and money.”

Stefano Marazzani, SVP Customer Support and Services at ATR, said: “An aircraft is only valuable when it is flying, which is why, over 20 years, ATR has been helping to increase operators’ fleet time and reduce their costs by optimising maintenance and repair processes. This contributes to making regional air transport more reliable, accessible, and sustainable. Through this joint initiative with Swiss-AS, we continue to innovate and develop solutions through digitalisation to better support our customers in managing their in-service fleet including technical and logistic systems. This partnership will integrate our customers’ requirements in terms of maintenance planning and management with an end-to-end approach to evolve our service and support offering.”

About Swiss-AS

While combining 30 years of innovation and excellence in the area of IT and aircraft maintenance, Swiss-AS has become a fixture in the MRO software market. Swiss AviationSoftware Ltd. (Swiss-AS) is a 100% subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik and thereby embedded into their Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem. Profitable from the first day and highly successful over the last years (no other system has been sold more often and has more often been successfully implemented over the last five years), Swiss-AS has laid the foundation for a trend-setting future by strongly and continuously investing in manpower as well as research and development.

About ATR

ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72, the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company is to accelerate sustainable connections for people, communities and businesses, no matter how remote. Flown by some 200 airlines in over 100 countries, ATR aircraft opened 160 new routes in 2023, facilitating the development of territories and enabling access to crucial services like healthcare and education. Thanks to ATR’s focus on continuous innovation and the intrinsic efficiency of the turboprop technology, ATR aircraft are the most advanced, versatile, cost-effective and lowest-emission regional aircraft on the market, emitting 45% less CO2 than similar-size regional jets. In January 2022, we flew the first ever commercial aircraft using 100% SAF in both engines. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.