In our April/May issue, we travel to Antarctica with Enterprise Aviation Group, go behind the scenes with Air Transat, and deliver an update on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter!
Canada Jetlines Ltd. has provided an update on recent operational developments related to its build out in preparation for a targeted launch later this year.
Jetlines signed an agreement with AKKA Technologies for the paint livery engineering drawings, stencils and placards. AKKA ranks as the European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services in mobility and carries a strong presence globally. AKKA is also accomplishing the cabin interior reconfiguration engineering through a direct contract with the aircraft lessor.
Jetlines signed an agreement with Flightcraft Maintenance Services Ltd. (FMS) in Winnipeg for the aircraft reconfigurations. FMS has been engaged to install the 180 passenger configuration with new ACRO Series 3 Superlight ST+ seats, new carpets, and convert the cargo holds to bulk load configuration.
With over 20 years in the business, FMS has established itself internationally as a reliable and consistent aircraft maintenance and overhaul facility. FMS is Transport Canada and EASA certified, and is internationally recognized as a leader in global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services.
Jetlines has reached an agreement with TRAX, a leading global provider of aviation maintenance mobile and cloud products, for its maintenance software and services. TRAX provides a robust suite of products and services to over 170 customers worldwide. TRAX’s products provide the means to manage and maintain all information generated and allows for complete information flow with leading-edge tools for customization that will enable Jetlines to maintain an efficient process and tight cost control as a result.
Phil Larsen, vice-president of maintenance, said: “We are very pleased to have these highly recognized suppliers working with us for the launch of Jetlines. With AKKA Technologies doing the engineering and kit provisioning, and Flightcraft accomplishing the reconfiguration and maintenance, we can be assured a great high-quality product.”
Jetlines also announced an agreement with SysAIO Inc., a Canadian company that provides a series of high-end online applications through a SaaS (software as a service) model. SysAIO will be providing Jetlines with a cutting-edge online aviation product, AvAIO (Aviation – All-In-One). AvAIO is an enterprise-level aviation system that provides cost-effective operations and crewing solutions.
SysAIO was selected by Jetlines for its experience in working with start-ups and its abilities to meet the challenging technical aspects of the aviation industry. Jetlines selected SysAIO due to the unique flexibility it provides, allowing a smaller airline to customize the software to its individual needs as it relates to crew scheduling, reporting tools, and customization of the safety management system (SMS) modules, rather than conforming to legacy systems that often prescribe higher costs.