A historic multi-year agreement for AMOS, Swiss-AS’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software, was signed today by Swiss Aviation Software and Volocopter. AMOS will be used to oversee the whole fleet of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft owned by Volocopter.
An interface to Volocopter’s proprietary digital operating system, the VoloIQ, will be provided by seamless software integration, which will also provide monitoring and analysis of aircraft reliability. A significant milestone as Volocopter gets ready to enter service in 2024 is that Swiss-AS is now working together in an urban air mobility (UAM) setting for the first time.
The VoloCity, a 2-seater electric air taxi designed for city use, will receive type certification in 2024 from Volocopter, the UAM sector’s pioneer. The business will be the first to introduce commercial services in Europe that follow to the same strict safety requirements as commercial aircraft.
A strong UAM ecosystem is necessary in addition to product certification for a successful industry launch and future operations scale-up. Additionally, in order to make the most of available vertiport and airport space and offer effective customer service, eVTOL fleets in major international locations will need to have quick turnaround times.
AMOS excels at managing vehicle configuration traceability throughout its life cycle, a critical aspect of proper aircraft fleet maintenance. Further, such aspects include component design/purchase dates, installation/replacement dates, and total operating hours. AMOS will also monitor ground handling operations, deploy the relevant tools, and manage ground staff assignments.