Affinity Flying Training Services, a key partner of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS), has gone live with our web-based maintenance solution ENVISION.
Affinity supports the fixed-wing element of UKMFTS for elementary flight training, basic flying tasks, and multi-engine training using a fleet of 42 aircraft including Grob 120 TPs, Beechcraft T6s and Embraer Phenom 100s.
Holding Part 145 and Part M certifications, Affinity manage and maintain the aircraft at RAF Barkston Heath, RAF Cranwell and RAF Valley, enabling some 21,000 hours of training per year for trainee service personnel.
Our platform was selected in 2019 and following a phased implementation process Affinity is now fully up and running on the system. They are using five of ENVISION’s modules, including Fleet Management, Base Maintenance, and Inventory Management, to manage their complex airworthiness and maintenance activities.
“As an aircraft service provider, it is key that we are able to provide aircraft for our customers when they need it, every time,” Iain Chalmers, managing director at Affinity, said. “The introduction of ENVISION brings data from multiple locations into one, protected place, giving us easy access to key metrics and allowing us to manage our aircraft fleets strategically. This is a first step, but we can already see the benefits that this new system will bring.”
Julian Stourton, Rusada CEO, commented: “Affinity is yet another example of an organization moving away from legacy systems and embracing the benefits of a modern maintenance solution. We are thrilled that they selected ENVISION as their solution of choice and that they are already seeing the benefits it can bring their operation. Affinity are a key player in the government and military arena, and I look forward to working with them on specialist solutions for the sector in the years to come.”