East Midlands-based RVL Group is the latest company to sign a contract to use Commsoft’s flagship OASES product to control its varied fleet of multi-role specialist operations aircraft. The five-year, five-concurrent user contract will support RVL Group’s mixed fleet of nearly 20 light twin piston and turboprop aircraft.
The new RVL Group contract, which will be implemented immediately, covers six OASES modules: Core, Airworthiness, Planning, Materials, Line Maintenance Control, and Warranty. RVL Group also has the option to extend its use of OASES to include the Commercial and Production modules at a later date, as it expands its hangar operations at East Midlands Airport.
OASES (Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System) is a ‘best-of-breed’ MRO IT system which offers an industry-leading technical sophistication. Currently used by over 50 customers supporting around 90 aviation operations – including national and regional carriers, cargo specialists, corporate aviation and charter operators – OASES is among the most successful aviation engineering and maintenance systems in the world. One of its key selling points is its ease of use: OASES was designed by engineers for engineers; making it straightforward yet highly sophisticated. The software can either be installed on-site on a local hardware server, or it can be accessed via the internet through Commsoft’s hosted service.
To support its OASES customers, Commsoft offers a comprehensive maintenance and support package, which includes a dedicated helpdesk at local hours, online support, user groups, and special services for product updates and software revisions. Commsoft also provides initial requirements studies, implementation support, user training, system tailoring and forward planning, to further support its customers.
Speaking about the growing popularity of OASES, Commsoft’s Managing Director, Nick Godwin commented: “2014 was a significant year for us. Some of the changes we introduced, including major service and development enhancements, mark a new era in the history of Commsoft and OASES. We also saw the international family of OASES users growing still further and we look forward to working ever more closely with all of our customers throughout 2015 to ensure that the ongoing development of OASES is as responsive to their needs as can be.”
Specialist aviation services provider RVL Group has been trading since 1985, and consists of an airline, an aerial work company and an aircraft engineering facility. It operates and maintains its own fleet, providing services to a range of private and public sector clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. RVL Group offers expertise in areas as diverse as aerial surveillance and survey, passenger and cargo ad-hoc and long-term charter, temporary and permanent aircraft modifications for project work, and aerial spraying of pollution dispersants. The Group recently received a £2.8million investment from Business Growth Fund.