2021

May

IATA Awards LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech License to be XML data integrator for IOSA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has granted LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech the license to use extensible mark-up language or XML, for data involving IATA Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) manuals.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has granted LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech the license to use extensible mark-up language or XML, for data involving IATA Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) manuals.

LAMINAAR is now one of only seven providers of audit software and applications in the world that IATA has approved, to use and offer the IOSA XML format in audit software and applications for the benefit of its customers.

IOSA, which has been adopted by airlines globally, is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline in the interests of safety.

IATA introduced the IOSA Standards Manual (ISM) in an XML format for the benefit of the IOSA community to improve efficiency and accuracy in maintaining IOSA checklists.

All IOSA-related documents are proprietary to IATA and no part of IOSA specific documentation is permitted to be reproduced, recast, reformatted, incorporated, distributed or otherwise used for any other purpose by any party, without the prior and explicit consent of IATA.

“Permission to use the IOSA Standards Manual XML file is only authorized by IATA after executing an appropriate license agreement with them,” says LAMINAAR managing director and CEO, Vivek Sheorey. He added, “LAMINAAR’s proprietary aviation safety management system, ARMS® SQMS is now an IATA approved IOSA (ISM), ISAGO (GOSM), IATA Health; Safety Checklist (IHSC), XML Standards Integrator.”

ABOUT ARMS® SQMS:

An aviation safety and quality management system that predicts and identifies risks, hazards and safety issues. ARMS® SQMS also provides tools to prepare strategies to proactively mitigate and prevent accidents, incidents and safety violations. The system achieves this through constant monitoring, vigilance and audits, in compliance with the regulatory requirements spelt out in ICAO Doc 9859 on Safety Management System (SMS).

Workflows managed by ARMS® SQMS include:

  • Safety Reporting
  • Occurrence Management
  • Investigation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
  • Root cause Analysis
  • Audit Management
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Maintenance Error Diagnostic Aid (MEDA)
  • Ramp Error Diagnostic Aid (REDA)
  • SPI Dashboards

ARMS® SQMS is accessible on PCs as well as mobile devices via web browser or mobile apps.

 

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ABOUT LAMINAAR: Laminaar Aviation Infotech is a Singapore-based aviation infotech company that offers proprietary application software solutions for the aviation industry. Its products cover the entire spectrum of operations and maintenance, and can be availed on-premise or on-cloud, as a unified suite or as a point solution addressing a specific functional area.

LAMINAAR’s clients range from established airlines, no-frills carriers and start-up airlines to leading airport, air navigation service providers and ground handling agencies. It also has clients among large fixed and rotary-winged, non-scheduled operators. The company has offices in Singapore, Mumbai, Bangalore and Denver which host design and development centers, sales operations and technical support for its 70+ aviation clients across the globe.

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March

dnata Singapore picks LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech for the next-gen airport ground handling application software

Singapore (29 March 2021):

dnata Singapore has signed up LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech to jointly deliver the next-generation application software for airport ground handling services at Singapore Changi Airport. The world leader in aviation ground handling services chose the ARMS® application software suite’s Airport Ground Handling Sub-System (APGH) as the foundational block to deliver this future proof system.

Among many features and advantages, the solution will enhance efficiency, reduce turn-around-time (TAT) and introduce a fully connected and paperless eco-system in the airport ground operations. For staff, a utility-rich and mobility-enabled module will enhance their quality of life, as well as, keep them at peak efficiency levels. A special machine learning based predictive analytics component will optimize contingency resources, effectively handle disruptions and help achieve on-time-performance (OTP) for dnata’s airline clients.

The system is intended for phased delivery, starting with a mid-2021 roll-out of the base module and completion of the final deployment by mid-2022. Supporting the build effort will be subject matter experts from dnata and LAMINAAR, with development and project teams from Singapore and India.

Dirk Goovaerts, Asia Pacific  CEO for dnata  says: “We chose LAMINAAR after the convincing demonstration of their turnkey next generation application which aligns with our company’s continuous drive towards digital acceleration.”

LAMINAAR CEO, Vivek Sheorey, says: “Being chosen by a global player like dnata is a matter of great prestige for us. It also stands testimony, for the growing acceptance of LAMINAAR’s belief in unified and integrated resource management solutions for efficient aviation operations.”

About dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently at 126 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. In the financial year 2019-20 dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled 681,000 aircraft, moved 2.9 million tonnes of cargo, uplifted more than 93 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of US$ 3.0 billion. For more information, visit dnata.com.

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LAMINAAR is part of a global benchmark, one of seven worldwide to be awarded license by IATA as an ‘XML standards integrator’.

IATA introduced the IOSA Standards Manual (ISM) in an XML format for the benefit of the IOSA community to improve efficiency and accuracy in maintaining IOSA checklists. Being at the apex of the IOSA community, all IOSA-related documents are proprietary to IATA. Accordingly, no part of IOSA specific documentation is permitted to be reproduced, recast, reformatted, incorporated, distributed or otherwise used for any other purpose by any party, without the prior and explicit IATA consent. The usage of the ISM XML file is only authorized by IATA after executing an appropriate license agreement with them.

LAMINAAR’s proprietary aviation safety management system, ARMS® SQMS is now an IATA approved IOSA (ISM), ISAGO (GOSM), IATA Health & Safety Checklist (IHSC), XML Standards Integrator. LAMINAAR is globally one of only seven providers of audit software applications that was awarded the license by IATA to use and offer the IOSA XML format in their audit software/applications for the benefit of their customers.

ABOUT ARMS® SQMS: An aviation safety and quality management system that predicts and identifies risks, hazards and safety issues, as also, tools to prepare strategies to proactively mitigate and prevent accidents, incidents and safety violations. The system achieves this through constant monitoring, vigilance and audits, in compliance with the requirements spelt out in ICAO Doc 9859 on Safety Management Systems (SMS). The workflows managed by ARMS® SQMS include:

 

  • Safety Reporting
  • Occurrence Management
  • Investigation
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)
  • Root cause Analysis
  • Audit Management
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Maintenance Error Diagnostic Aid (MEDA)
  • Ramp Error Diagnostic Aid (REDA)
  • SPI Dashboards
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    ARMS® SQMS s accessible on PCs as well as mobile devices via web browser or mobile apps.

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    February

    Flybig, India’s newest regional airline, selects ARMS®

    NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (09 February 2021) – Flybig, India’s newest airline, has selected LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech’s ARMS® application software suite to kickstart their operations.

    The ATR operator chose ARMS® V2.5 for network planning, crew management, flight operations, flight dispatch, maintenance & engineering and safety management. In addition, the airline has taken the ARMS® mobility suite to enable digitalization and promote paperless operations.

    Capt Srinivas Rao, FRAeS, CEO of Flybig, says, “We chose ARMS® after their convincing demonstration of a new-age solution that we were looking for, and hoping it will keep our hands free from IT operations. Added to that, were the testimonials we received from their existing clients, and the fact that they have such a strong presence in India.”

    LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech CEO, Vivek Sheorey says: “Being chosen by a significant new start-up airline is testimony to our products being agile and future ready. We congratulate Flybig for its successful launch and wish the airline and the communities it serves a future of prosperity.”

    In its launch flight in December 2020, the airline flew from New Delhi to Shillong in Meghalaya, a state in the northeast of India. On 3rd January 2021, the airline started serving destinations from its other hub Indore, in the west-central part of the country. Currently with two ATR 72-500s, the airline plans to add more ATR 72s as well as Dornier 228s.

    About Flybig Airlines
    Flybig is an Indore, Madhya Pradesh based Indian airline. It was set up for pan-India regional operations with a vision to improve connectivity in the sector, aligned with the UDAN RCS initiative of the Government of India.

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    2020

    July

    Korea’s Jin Air transforms airline operations with ARMS®

    SEOUL/SINGAPORE (30 July 2020) – Singapore company LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech has revealed that its implementation team has delivered LAMINAAR’s proprietary ARMS® applications software solution to Korean carrier Jin Air (www.jinair.com).

    Jin Air

    The critical final phases of deployment were managed in the middle of the Covid pandemic, and delivered remotely from locations in India and Singapore, with not a single engineer or project manager on site in Seoul. This was a first in LAMINAAR’s history and perhaps, for the world of aviation.

    Leading the engagement with Jin Air was Collins Aerospace Systems (www.CollinsAerospace.com), the leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. As the exclusive global reseller of ARMS®, the Collins Aerospace team also diligently managed the project to completion.

    Starting in 2019 with a stringent evaluation process, the team of Collins Aerospace Systems and LAMINAAR, successfully steered the Jin Air program for over 15 months through its phases – of due diligence, customizations, testing and deployment – as planned and to expectation.

    Noteworthy was the LAMINAAR delivery team’s adherence to commitment in the final weeks. With a travel ban and offices out-of-bounds – working from their homes in Bangalore and Mumbai – they stayed in sync with a client thousands of miles away. Critical pieces, like, user acceptance test (UAT) closure, data ingestion, parallel run, cutover and go-live, were all delivered in the four weeks of complete lockdown in India, Singapore and South Korea.

    The solution mix for Jin Air is a combination of ARMS® stand-alone modules, namely Commercial Planning (CPSS), Flight Operations (FOSS), Crew Management (CMSS) and the Load and Trim feature (L&T) from the Flight Planning & Dispatch module.

    The airline is also using LAMINAAR’s tablet-based ARMS on the TAB® components: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), Electronic Flight Folder (EFF) for the flight crew, and the ARMS on Mobile® (AOM) smart mobile interface for the workforce.

    “A more connected and intuitive system enables an airline to become more efficient in resource management and effective in strategic decision making,” says Clotilde Enel-Rehel, General Manager Commercial Aviation and Network Services (CANS) for Collins Aerospace. “It is more important than ever that we support our customers to ensure that critical operation data gets transmitted in a timely and accurate manner,” she adds.

    Jung-ho Choi, CEO of Jin Air, says: “As the first airline globally to implement the full suite of ARMS® and the first in South Korea to utilize Collins Aerospace ARINC Integrator, we recognize the importance of leveraging on technology innovations to support a more robust system for our operations.”

    Vivek Sheorey, CEO of LAMINAAR, says: “We did the impossible, delivering a solution needing no less than the most intricate handling, 100 percent remotely. I thank Jin Air for believing in us and to Collins Aerospace for their support all the way. To my team all I can say is, “you’ve done us proud’.”

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    2019

    September

    World’s largest seaplane operator chooses ARMS® application software suite by LAMINAAR

    Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), the world’s largest seaplane operator, officially choses ARMS® to manage its flight crew operations. The LAMINAAR solution, a blend of ARMS® Crew Management Sub System (CMSS), plus ARMS on Mobile® (AOM), will be compatible with TMA’s existing mobility applications and assets. With ARMS®, the airline will be able to optimize the utilization of qualified resources for safe and compliant operations, at the same time, afford the crew a better quality of life.

    TMA

    The win is significant for LAMINAAR. TMA operates 52 de Havilland Canada Twin Otter seaplanes, the world’s largest seaplane fleet, out of the seaplane terminal co-located at the Velana International Airport, Maldives. It is also the oldest air transfer operator in the archipelago, providing seaplane transfer services to a large number of tourist resorts. The airline is also one of the largest employers in the Maldives with around 1000 employees, including nearly 300 crew members.

    Laminaar CEO, Vivek Sheorey, says, “Being chosen by Trans Maldivian Airways is a matter of great pride for us. ARMS® will be a force multiplier for Trans Maldivian as a comprehensive one-stop solution for crew, be it training, scheduling, rostering, logistics or documentation and I am sure they will go in for many other components of the ARMS® suite in the future.”

    About Trans Maldivian Airways
    Trans Maldivian Airways (Pvt) Ltd. (TMA) is a private airline headquartered on the grounds of Velana International Airport in Malé, Maldives. Operating out of the sea-plane terminal co-located at Velana, TMA is the oldest air transfer operator operating in the country, providing seaplane transfer services to a large number of tourist resorts. TMA currently operates the world’s largest seaplane fleet.

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