Pentastar Aviation has become the launch customer for the hosted version of Commsoft’s OASES maintenance management software, having utilized the system for several months, in a previously-unannounced deal.
Pontiac, Michigan-based Pentastar Aviation has been able to access a version of OASES hosted by a data centre on behalf of Commsoft itself, meaning that it avoided initial set-up costs related to hardware and licensing.
Pentastar Aviation provides comprehensive management services for a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in a 64-seat luxury business shuttle configuration that is operated under FAR Part 125 by a local professional sports team.
Pentastar Aviation, which is Commsoft’s second USA-based customer, has access to OASES for 2-3 concurrent users via remote desktop protocols.
The hosted OASES implementation includes the following modules:
Nick Godwin, Managing Director for Commsoft said: “We are delighted that Pentastar Aviation has chosen OASES, following a recommendation from an existing US customer. We expect a strong market from corporate aviation and airline operators with very small aircraft fleets for our hosted version of OASES. The combination of powerful functionality and a lower initial investment will open the doors to new markets for OASES. Hosted OASES customers will be able to later switch to a standalone version of the OASES system should their engineering demands or fleet size grows significantly. Following on from Pentastar Aviation, another unannounced US-based business shuttle customer has since signed for OASES”.
“We have a very encouraging level of interest in the hosted solution and we expect to secure other customers soon.”
The Director of Maintenance for the MD-83 Part 125 Operations, Dennis Heinze said: “The hosted adaptation of OASES will let us bring a whole new level of sophistication to our maintenance planning needs at Pentastar for an affordable price. For a small operator it has the potential to transform its maintenance management.”