Suckling Airways, who maintain a separate AOC, becomes an OASES user following its acquisition by Loganair, one of Commsoft’s longest-standing customers.
The deal adds Suckling Airways’ six Dorner 328-110 regional turboprop aircraft to the existing Loganair fleet maintained in OASES. The fleet is comprised of primarily Saab 340s, plus Britten Norman Islanders and De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters – for a combined fleet total of 26 aircraft.
Suckling Airways, based at Cambridge Airport, UK, performs ACMI contract work for airlines including Air France / CityJet, Loganair and Direktflyg; has ACMI AOG contracts with carriers including British Airways, SunAir and Blue Islands; and flies to more than 100 ad hoc and seasonal charter destinations each year. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Glasgow-based regional airline Loganair but maintains a separate AOC, Part M and Management structure.
Suckling Airways is using the following OASES modules in conjunction with Loganair and the latter’s Part 145 approval:
◾Inventory Control & Purchasing
◾Reliability, Technical Log Entry & Defect Control
◾Workcard Production & Planning
◾Technical Records & Forecasting
◾Line maintenance control
Nick Godwin, Commsoft Managing Director said: “We’re delighted to welcome Suckling Airways into the OASES user community and we’re looking forward to Suckling Airways realising the same operational and cost advantages in their fleet that OASES has provided to Loganair for some years now.”
Suckling Airline exec David Knight said: “Obtaining access to OASES is exactly the type of operating benefit that we and Loganair are looking for. This is a great opportunity to apply a first class maintenance management tool to the Dornier fleet and capitalise on the efficiency gains that it can bring us.”