Trivandrum, 2nd November 2006: Avient Solutions, an IBS Group company based in theUnited Kingdom, has signed an agreement with RAK Airways to deploy TopAir, a flightoperations system. RAK Airways, the national airline of Ras Al Khaimah in the United ArabEmirates, becomes the first customer for TopAir in the Middle East. RAK Airways chose TopAir forits optimum fit, short implementation time and flexible features.
TopAir is an integrated solution that automates airline operations including flight scheduling, fleetplanning, crew management, flight operations, fuel management, catering management, aircraftchecks planning and finance control activities. The system provides real-time information acrossvarious departments in the airline, and makes operations easier for scheduled, charter, low-costand cargo airlines.
According to V K Mathews, CEO and Managing Director IBS Group, “We are focused ondeveloping a market for TopAir in the Middle-East after our successes in North America and Asia.We are delighted to associate with RAK Airways as our first TopAir customer in the region. RAKAirways has a professional and industry knowledgeable management team, hence their choosingTopAir as the appropriate integrated system to meet their operational requirements, is anendorsement of our capabilities.”
Capt. Jim Feeney, RAK Airways’ Vice President Flight Operations said, “RAK Airwaysselected TopAir as it offers a full range of functionality in a user friendly package. As a start-upcarrier, RAK Airways’ flight operations department must be able to focus on the business of flyingaircraft, supported by the operational system. TopAir will allow us to do this and we expect it tobecome an integral tool in our operation.”
IBS acquired TopAir in 2002 and developed it further to ensure the inclusion of all criticalfunctionalities with regard to airline flight operations, customising it for different global marketregions. The product is available in different database versions to suit different airline customers,with the option to migrate from one version to the other depending on their business needs.TopAir has a customer base spanning Central and North America, Europe and Asia. The system isconstantly evolving from both a functional and technical standpoint with major annual productreleases.