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Sault College Soaring to New Heights with WinAir Version 7

Soaring to new heights: After a seamless product implementation and efficient software training, Sault College has fully implemented WinAir Version 7 for its maintenance and inventory control software

Industry-leading flight school will now rely on WinAir to streamline and expedite processes, ensure compliance, and track and manage its fleet maintenance programs

(Zlín Z-242L single-engine trainer aircraft in mid-flight over Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada – © Sault College – modified)

London, ON, Canada/Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada – July 9, 2020 – Sault College and WinAir have partnered together to fully implemented WinAir Version 7 – the latest and fully web-based release of WinAir’s aviation management software – for the College’s School of Aviation. The software, which was chosen after a thorough review of available solutions, provides an aviation maintenance solution for supporting the daily operations at the College’s flight school.

This decision to collaborate with WinAir led to a remarkably simple product implementation with WinAir’s software implementation team, which took place in mid-January. Since WinAir’s software workflow and proven training methodology adheres to aviation maintenance best practices, Sault College was able to quickly take charge of the solution and go live with the product in early February. Now that the software has been in place, the College is realizing operational gains and envisioning ongoing success with the product.

Sault College School of Aviation was established in 1974 at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It operates with 14 fixed-wing aircraft, comprised of 12 Zlín Z-242L single-engine trainer aircraft, and two Piper PA-44 Seminole twin-engine light aircraft. The new software offered an efficient and effective solution for maintenance planning and forecasting, as well as streamlining and expediting maintenance processes.

“When we were researching aircraft maintenance software, we spoke with several colleagues in the industry, and time and time again, we kept hearing praise for WinAir,” says Joel Robert, Sault College School of Aviation AMO Planning and QA Coordinator. “Once we demoed the product, we knew that WinAir was easy-to-use aviation management software that was powerful, versatile, and dependable. The fact the software follows a sequential workflow that is based on actual maintenance work steps speaks volumes about the company’s area of specialization.”

WinAir’s team provided comprehensive training and onboarding, which allowed College staff to quickly understand the software’s processes and grasp the product knowledge. After going live in February, Sault College continues to realize the benefits of making the switch in aviation maintenance software.

“Our entire experience with WinAir has been fantastic,” says Brian Trotter, Sault College Maintenance and Quality Manager. “The transition to the software was seamless, training was thorough and top-notch, and the ongoing support that we have received has been remarkable. We look forward to continuing this relationship with WinAir for many years to come.”

WinAir Business Development Representative Jason Street agreed: “With our proven training methodology, and a customized implementation plan, we can improve the software learning curve, while simultaneously, accelerating the product implementation timeline. We are thrilled to have Sault College signed on with WinAir and are happy to learn that they are benefitting from a simple transition to the software. We anticipate that the college will continue to boost efficiencies with WinAir, and we look forward to forging a long-lasting business relationship.”

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WinAir Version 7 task card summary screen displayed on tablet and Dashboards displayed on desktop computer – © WinAir

(WinAir Version 7 task card summary screen displayed on tablet and Dashboards displayed on desktop computer – © WinAir)

Instructor and Student Fly a Zlín Z-242L Single-engine Trainer aircraft

(An instructor and a student fly a Zlín Z-242L aircraft – © Sault College)

A Zlín Z-242L Aircraft Undergoes Routine Maintenance at Sault College's Hangar

(A Zlín Z-242L aircraft undergoes routine maintenance at Sault College’s hangar – © Sault College)

About Sault College:

The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.

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About WinAir:

Based in London, Ontario, Canada, WinAir has over 30 years of experience as a leader in aviation management software. Companies rely on WinAir to efficiently and effectively track and manage aircraft maintenance and inventory control. WinAir is proud to lay claim to hundreds of installations at aviation-specific organizations worldwide. From airlines to heli-ops, law enforcement agencies, oil industry suppliers, MROs, CAMOs, medical evacuation response teams and more, businesses using WinAir regard the solution as a necessary component to the successful management of their fleet maintenance programs.


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