In the first of the EPAS (Enterprise Performance Analysis Software) series, Seabury Solutions, Andrew Gaffney discusses the challenges airlines are faced with in evaluating operational performance and how EPAS can help drive decision making for key executives and increase operational performance.
Mr Gaffney has more than 20 years of airline financial planning & analysis technology experience. including cost management, cost allocation methodology, financial and operational modeling, corporate budgeting, route profitability and operational analysis.
Seabury Solutions, Business Analyst, Sarasati Palawita provides a detailed account into the steps of building Business Intelligence Dashboards for Civil Aviation Authorities. (CAA)
Ms. Palawita examines the data from Inspection, Aircraft Registration, the Occurrence Report, Licenses, and Certificates, that can be analyzed to provide the CAA, important insights about the performance of the Authority.
New York, New York, February 1, 2021 – Seabury Solutions is pleased to announce US Regional airline Ravn Alaska’s ongoing commitment to Alkym, an end-to-end enterprise MRO IT platform for managing aircraft maintenance, compliance, and material logistics.
The new ownership of the US regional airline led by Rob McKinney stated that “Alkym is one of the core IT systems of the airline.” Alkym’s end-to-end capabilities are used for managing the airline’s technical operations, logistics and inventory management, enabling the airline to meet and exceed its operational and financial objectives.
Alkym capabilities that help empower Ravn Alaska include:
Executive dashboards that provide management with up to the minute key performance indicators. These capabilities allow the airline to optimize its overall performance and adapt to daily operational demands.
Trend monitoring and alerting which help to focus the business on the most pressing management and operational issues.
Alkym’s fleet management console acts as a central hub for cross-departmental communications and coordination, eliminating email-based information silos.
These and other Alkym capabilities help the airline to meet and exceed its financial and operational objectives, specifically increasing revenues, reducing and controlling costs while improving its industry reputation and goodwill in responding to daily operational requirements.
About Ravn Alaska
Ravn Alaska is a regional airline headquartered in Anchorage that services communities across Alaska, including Kenai, Dutch Harbor, Homer, Fairbanks, Valdez, St. Paul Island, Unalakleet, Sand Point and Cold Bay. The airline provides daily flights aboard its safety-rated de Havilland Dash-8-100 fleet, charter flights and cargo shipments. Visit https://ravnalaska.com/ to book a flight and learn more about Ravn.
About Seabury Solutions – An Industry Leader in Aircraft M&E & MRO Software
Seabury Solutions is a leading global aviation software development and consultancy company. It was established in 2002 and is part of Seabury Capital. Seabury Solutions has built its reputation in the market by delivering an industry-leading aviation suite of IT solutions that enhance the efficiency and decision-making process for airlines, regulators and MROs.
Seabury Solutions’ integrated aviation software portfolio encompasses the Alkym Maintenance Systems for Airlines & MROs, eAuthority (a safety management software for aviation authorities) and a range of airline performance analysis tools within the Enterprise Performance Analysis System (EPAS). The EPAS suite has models that include capabilities in determining current and future route profitability,maintenance performance, budget planning, fuel planning and distribution channel performance.
Mr. Park Won, VP & Head of Operations at Korean Aircraft Engineering Maintenance Services (KAEMS) is interviewed on and discusses what led the Korean MRO to select Alkym, the challenges involved and the operational improvements from using the integrated MRO system.
Seabury Solutions, Director of Software Engineering, Diego Lopez, provides some insight into the key considerations to be taken into account when switching to a mobile and paperless system for airlines & MROs, with Aircraft Commerce
This article highlights the inefficiencies associated with a paper-based MRO system throughout the main elements of M&E which are the engineering management functions, line maintenance, line maintenance, hangar and base maintenance, component management, and engine management and maintenance.
It then discusses the key considerations to be taken into account before moving to a paperless system, and how an MRO system like Alkym can minimize any inefficiencies and streamline the operational processes.
Carlos Bianchi offers Aircraft IT an insight into the forward-looking ethos that drives Seabury Solutions enduring success.
The Argentinian, now living in Berlin, discusses the history behind Seabury Solutions, achievements and disappointments and the guiding principle that drives the business. Carlos also talks about what Seabury Solutions does for aircraft maintenance customers and what he believes is the future in maintenance aviation IT.
Seabury Solutions VP and Head of Sales & Marketing, Carlos Bianchi will be one of the many key industry speakers at the ‘Recovery in Aviation’ virtual summit, taking place from August 25th-27th 2020.
The conference will primarily be focused on business and strategy, and digital transformation. Two topics, that are now more important than ever, considering the current economic climate.
“This virtual conference is uniquely positioned to guide you in discovering your path to business success by leveraging People, Processes and Technology. It is all about creating high performance efficiency through process and Digital Transformation.” (#DigitalAircraft)
Seabury Solutions recently participated in the Aircraft IT MRO and Flight Ops Technology Feature & Questionnaire surrounding Covid-19.
The feature discusses, how Seabury Solutions are assisting their customers during the Covid-19 crisis, how their solutions are being used and how they have adapted and finally, the potential future for the aviation technology sector following the Covid crisis.
NEW YORK – 15th May, 2020 Seabury Solutions, a subsidiary of New York-based Seabury Capital Group LLC and the market leader in the development of Information Technology solutions for the aviation industry, recently published an article with CAD&Graphics, a South Korean professional magazine in the PLM field, including CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM. In this the company highlighted; Features and strengths of their solutions (products), Overall market conditions and prospects for Aviation ICT, Major technology trends or issues in aircraft maintenance IT and examples of some recent case studies. Link to original article here (https://www.cadgraphics.co.kr/newsview.php?catecode=2&num=66843&mainnews=y )
Solutions is a global aviation software development and consultancy company,
which was established in 2002 and forms part of Seabury Capital. Seabury
Capital has multiple subsidiaries that include financial companies, investment
banks, technology, and software which focus on aerospace technology, space, and
the financial service industry.
Solutions has built its reputation in the market by delivering industry-leading
aerospace technology with over 150 employees across 10 countries. Having built
upon decades of aviation expertise in-house, this knowledge has been leveraged
into a suite of products that enhance the decision-making process for aviation
a truly global reach, the network of offices is located in Korea, Philippines,
Australia, Argentina, USA, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands & Germany.
This wide geographical spread allows the Seabury Solutions team to provide
support 24/7 to all their customers in real-time.
Introduction and Major Customers Cases
Solutions digital transformation platform consists of an integrated product
range that covers maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) and airline technical
operations, regulators, and a range of performance analysis tools within the
– Aviation MRO Professional Solution
started as a small software developed by its own needs in the organization
responsible for maintenance in the airline, and the technicians with related
technologies established a separate company to develop the software in earnest
to become an aviation MRO solution. Alkym has been designed and developed from
the ground up to provide a holistic and integrated approach to aviation
maintenance and engineering management, increasing operational and maintenance
effectiveness for operators and maintenance companies, observing industry
regulations, and maximizing annual performance efficiency, based on business
knowledge and work methods.
differentiates itself from traditional MRO solutions based on ERP, enabling
traditional heterogeneous functions such as engineering, maintenance, and
materials to be integrated to manage information and processes according to the
characteristics of MRO business, making work more efficient, integrating
processes, and utilizing new technologies. It provides an effective base
environment to strengthen the innovation activities of the company. Besides,
Alkym is strategically designed to integrate with key ERP systems that provide
the core elements of the enterprise for the management of financial, human
resources, contracts, and customer relationships. Through this, customers with
ERP can maximize the return on investment.
Features of Alkym:
Rule-based regulation compliance
Flexible process change response based on workflow
Maintenance data analysis based on historical data/support for decision making
Maintenance plan simulation considering available resources
Maximize resource utilization through shift-management
Efficient non-routine management
Rule-based parts / purchase / warehouse management
publication configuration management
site contact management through mobile app
creation of standard documents in the MRO field
input of large data using Excel
is designed to increase the maintenance efficiency of airlines, specialized
MROs and military maintenance organizations, and is operating in more than 85
companies in 45 countries around the world. In Korea, Air Busan, the largest
low-cost airline in Korea, and KAEMS, Korea’s first professional MRO company, currently
run their maintenance operation with Alkym.
received accreditation for the Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Aviation
Safety Management System (SMS) from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and
Transport in November 2018, and maintenance facilities, equipment and tools,
personnel, and personnel from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
for the B737 in 2019. As a result of undergoing examinations in all areas,
including the education system, the company acquired FAA certification for the
RSQM (Repair Station Quality Manual), the Training and Training Program (TPM),
and the maintenance contract list. An article in the Kookmin Ilbo (Sep. 19,
2019, reporter Jeong Kun-hee) said, “Especially, efforts to establish a
training program to secure a mechanic’s competency and implement a professional
MRO system that computerized maintenance documents, material management, and
repair records played an important role in certification. ” The “professional
MRO system” mentioned here is the result of integrating Seabury Solutions’
Alkym and Duzon Bizon’s ERP system based on KAEMS’s expertise in aviation
early 2019, Air Busan completed the implementation of Alkym, the first aviation
maintenance solution among domestic low-cost airlines. The safety and
efficiency of Air Busan’s aviation maintenance has been greatly improved
through the establishment of aviation maintenance/logistics/personnel modules
that apply international standards and processes. In addition, through the
joint development with legacy systems such as FOS (Flight Operation System),
ERP, and human resources systems, it was possible to obtain the effect of
contributing to the automation of digital processes in the company-wide aspects
such as flight/finance/accounting.
Performance Analysis System (EPAS) is a performance analysis and optimization
support solution that can analyze the performance of airline routes,
maintenance, contracts and invoices, budget planning, fuel planning and ticket
distribution channels. The world’s largest airlines have been operating EPAS as
their performance analysis system such as Southwest, American Airlines, Delta,
West Jet and Aero Mexico.
Portal eAuthority for Regulators and Regulated Companies
is developed to support regulatory oversight in aviation regulators, airports,
and defense, inspired by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),
European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA regulations to guide the
aviation regulatory oversight process. By digitizing, it not only increases the
work efficiency of supervisors and related companies, but also provides
information which is necessary for decision-making in real-time to executives
of companies through a multi-platform dashboard. In the future, regulators will
increasingly require digital inspections, so eAuthority allows users to perform
paperless inspections, reducing inspection cycles by about 80%. Since 2019, at
Civil Aviation Authorities such as Bermuda, Argentina, Venezuela, Mauritius,
St. Martin, eAuthority implementation project is underway.
features of eAuthority (mostly available in offline environment)
Create new audit work and manage existing history
Visualize and manage assigned audit work
Management and visualization of checklists, regulations, standards and
Support multi-party collaboration during audit
Attach digital evidence such as photos and documents to audit results or items
Support electronic signature using stylus or finger
Technology Trends and Issues in the Aircraft MRO IT Industry
aviation MRO industry handles more than 25 billion parts per year and
systematically manages the maintenance history and parts history of the
aircraft to guarantee the safety of the aircraft. It provides common data in a
safe way without giving up control over data There is an opinion that sharing
and recording is essential to promote new efficiency in the industry. Due to
these demands, the event organized by Haeco Group, a specialist in aircraft
maintenance and engineering, was the first to announce the idea of
constructing a blockchain alliance for aviation MROs, and Bolloré Logistics,
Cathay, which currently operates the MRO business internationally. Pacific,
FLYdocs and SITA, as well as software companies Ramco Systems and Willis Lease
Finance Corporation and law firms Clyde & Co, are joining the coalition. The
ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit held in Abu Dhabi in April 2019 is an event
hosted by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) to support safe and
economical civil aviation systems by applying blockchain technology.
report from PwC Global said blockchain technology can save about 5% of the
total cost of the aviation MRO business (about $ 3.5 billion) and suggested
that it could boost the aerospace industry’s profits by up to $ 40 billion.
the field of aircraft maintenance education, interest in augmented reality and
virtual reality is growing. This technology allows trainees to participate more
actively in training and to better understand how the aircraft system works,
which makes it easier to apply the training to the field. However, in order to
apply virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to the field of
aviation maintenance and maintenance, it is necessary to research restrictions
and accreditation related to certification and regulation.
of Korea Branch
current market is being hit unprecedentedly by COVID-19. Although most of the
world’s passenger operations have almost stopped, the airline industry will
gradually rebound as it did in the past. As many airlines and related companies
are expected to close or merge and acquisition in this process, the
introduction of professional solutions through ICT will play an important role
in improving customer service and work environment and maximizing efficiency
Solutions’ Asia subsidiary, Seabury Solutions Inc., was founded in March 2020
and started in the civil aviation field solution business, leading the implementation
of the defense MRO system and expanding into China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand
based in Korea. Also, based on the know-how accumulated in the aviation field
and modularized software products, it is planning to expand the solution to the
railroad vehicle maintenance as well as the integrated management of nuclear
CAD&GRAPHICSCAD&Graphics is a South Korean professional magazine that publishes monthly
magazines and related books in the PLM field, including CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM.
CAD&Graphics was founded in December 1993 and has introduced the latest
information on the PLM solutions, technology, etc. of related industries.
CAD&Graphics specializes in engineering solutions in machinery,
architecture and industrial design, covering more specialized content