Cronos Airlines International; the latest OASES user in South Africa

Commsoft, a world leader in aviation engineering and maintenance software, is pleased to announce that Cronos Airlines International’s AMO (CAI Aerospace) has become the newest member of the worldwide OASES community and is the company’s first active customer in South Africa.

The Cronos family was founded in 2007 and it has transported more than two million passengers throughout its network linking West and Central Africa. In 2012, sister company Cronos Airlines International became a South African licensed AOC and AMO based at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides maintenance, its AMO operation performs C-checks for its fleet of Embraer ERJ-135/145’s as well as a BAe 146–200. Its abilities also include VIP aircraft and a Boeing 737 Classic/NG. Another sister company, located in Athens, Greece is an existing Commsoft client already supported by OASES under a CAMO deal.

OASES offers an industry-leading technical superiority whilst being user-friendly. OASES is structured in a modular format and CAI Aerospace has launched the Production, Line Maintenance, Materials and Commercial modules in addition to the existing modules at present being used by AviaSeven. The new MRO activities will primarily be hosted on AviaSeven’s OASES site but CAI Aero will have its own Commsoft Service desk facility.

Nick Godwin, Commsoft managing director, commented, “CAI Aerospace’snew MRO operation is an exciting new venture which we’re delighted to be supporting with OASES. Not only is this our first active South African customer, it represented the ninth new addition to the worldwide OASES community in 2016. We are pleased to be working closely with them to ensure a successful operation, following their ‘go live’ in late December 2016.”

Andreas Kaiafas, exec. president of Cronos Airlines International and CAI Aerospace, commented, “Our OASES system was rapidly implemented in December 2016. OASES gives us full visibility of production tasks in our hangar and provides excellent management oversight and reporting within the company.”

Originally published at on April 11, 2017.