ATR and Air Algérie sign first Digital Maintenance Documentation package
New service provided by ATR in cooperation with Swiss-AS to boost the digitalisation of airline maintenance management
Toulouse, 16 January 2024 – Largest public Algerian carrier Air Algérie and world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, today announced the signature of the first Digital Maintenance Documentation package to further strengthen the airline’s maintenance documentation system and optimise the maintenance and engineering operations for its fleet of 15 ATR aircraft.
A new service provided by ATR to its operators, this three-year digital maintenance documentation contract consists in providing customers with raw data of line maintenance publications in XML format, to be uploaded into the airline’s Maintenance Information System via ‘AMOS’, the comprehensive solution designed by Swiss-AS to optimise the digitalisation of airline maintenance management.
Through this three-party cooperation and innovative service, Air Algérie will benefit from both time and costs savings, and improved safety and compliance. The airline will be able to shorten revision processes, make the distribution of publications swifter and paperless, reduce preparation time for maintenance checks, standardise the structure and format of its documentation, improve information consistency across all aircraft manuals, automate revision tracking and document control, therefore saving time while preparing regulatory audits.
Laid Bouchama, Technical Director of Air Algérie said: “We are proud to be the launch customer of this new service that will help us streamline our daily maintenance procedures, reducing downtime and increasing our fleet’s availability. This three-party cooperation ensures that we all benefit from the greatest expertise in terms of on-the-ground operations, engineering insights and digitalisation, to the benefit of our passengers who will appreciate the reliability of our service.”
Fabiano Faccoli, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss-AS, commented: “We are pleased to see that the partnership agreement recently signed with ATR already benefits our customers, and that our digitalisation solutions are a real support to their daily operations. It’s technology at its best, making our customers’ daily tasks easier and ensuring they can focus on core and value-added activities.”
Stefano Marazzani, ATR’s SVP Customer Support and Services, added: “Seeing an established customer like Air Algérie placing its confidence in one of our new products is the best recognition of the value of our expertise. ATR’s new Digital Maintenance Documentation package will be a decisive tool, empowering Air Algérie to further optimise its maintenance management processes, which ultimately means more reliable and accessible connectivity for the local communities.”
About Air Algérie
AIR ALGERIE is the National Flag Carrier of Algeria that operates domestic and international flights. The airline has a fleet of 55 aircraft including 15 ATR 72. Currently AIR ALGERIE is serving 33 domestic and 45 international destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, totalling over 200 departures per day.
The Maintenance Division (MRO) which is an ANAC and EASA part 145 approved organisation is in charge of performing maintenance tasks on the whole AIR ALGERIE fleet (Line maintenance, Base Maintenance, Engine and components maintenance).
AIR ALGERIE has chosen the AMOS software to provide a high level of CAMO and MRO maintenance services, using digital technical documents for a better support, planning, reduced maintenance downtime and increased aircraft availability.
Swiss-AS is an industry leading M&E/MRO software provider that offers an end-to-end integrated, highly intelligent software suite, designed to cover the entire spectrum of maintenance activities. AMOS, in combination with its mobile package, empowers its large and loyal aviation customer base – ranging from pure operators of all sizes, over major low-cost airlines, flag carriers, and large airline groups to MRO providers – to digitalise and automate their maintenance processes and connect with other industry solutions via the connectivity platform AMOScentral. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open over 130 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.