Airpas Aviation extends its cooperation with Oracle
Lower Saxony software specialist offers small and medium-sized airlines commercially attractive solutions from a single source
Mr Renger, your company is cooperating with the US software giant Oracle. What is the nature of your partnership?
Smaller airlines, in particular, but other medium-sized companies, too, are cautious about using extensive software products and services. Our airpas product is built on an Oracle database. As an Oracle Gold Partner, we are now able to provide our airpas product integrated with the Oracle database and offer options such as memory partitions and data protection. That enables us to meet the demands of airlines even better - particularly when it comes to high availability, scalability and performance.
What does that mean in practice?
Until now, airlines that wanted to use our airpas solution had to obtain their own Oracle licence, sign a maintenance contract with Oracle and accumulate their own internal expertise. Under the "airpas/Oracle Option" we look after the technical side, such as database administration and support. The particular attraction for airlines is that they can use the product combination without any administrative responsibilities. In short: everything is from a single source - we take care of the Oracle administration for our clients and the airline does not have to build up and maintain any know-how.
What advantages do clients gain from your partnership with Oracle?
It means we can give our clients access to one of the world's leading integrable databases. The client has just a single contact in Airpas Aviation. It is a one-stop shop that makes the solution attractive, both from an operative viewpoint and from a business one - and it is an ideal way to start working with a top-quality product, especially for small and medium-sized airlines. You could call it a service by an SME for SMEs.
So your target group is clients such as regional airlines without their own IT departments
Yes. But the "airpas/Oracle Option" can be commercially attractive for larger airlines, too. Depending on the client's hardware and software set-up, investment in this product combination can result in five-figure or six-figure cost savings for an airline.
Airpas Aviation AG
Airpas Aviation AG develops and markets software solutions for the aviation industry worldwide. Airlines can make considerable savings by using the "airpas" solution for automated invoice reconciliation. In addition, "airpas" supports contract management of variable costs and budgeting and forecasting processes as well as enabling the simulation of a range of market development options in the airline industry. Airlines flying to and from Europe can use the "eMission" software solution, including for generating the reports and analyses required by the EU ETS. Its international sales network enables Airpas Aviation to provide fast, uncomplicated customer services. The company's software solutions and services are in use successfully with more than 20 airlines worldwide.