Pilatus selects FlightPRO® and TAMS® to manage PC-21 pilot training for the Spanish Air Force

Spanish Pilots standing in front of a Pilatus PC-12

Ocean Software has been contracted by Pilatus to supply FlightPRO® and TAMS® to the Spanish Air Force. These software tools will provide an essential management and coordination capability for the Spanish Air Force to manage its new fleet of Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft at San Javier air base, Spain.

This is the first contract between Ocean and Pilatus, however  Ocean’s industry-leading operations and training software, FlightPRO®, together with its airspace coordination and booking system, TAMS®, will be on offer to support other Pilatus customers globally.

Dubbed ‘The Ultimate Training System’, the PC-21 aircraft, together with the Pilatus Ground Based Training System (GBTS), is the next generation training package which many air forces have chosen as their pilot training system. The GBTS is a suite of training devices and solutions providing first class pilot training, covering all aspects of learning required to graduate pilots onto front-line types.  Ocean is proud to be associated with such a prestigious aerospace company with a pedigree in pilot training spanning 8 decades.

FlightPRO® can manage every aspect of pilot training, including the scheduling of live training on the PC-21 aircraft, simulators, part-task trainers, classrooms, and other related ground-based resources, together with all syllabi and related course content. Furthermore, the TAMS® software, fully integrated with FlightPRO®, can enhance flight safety by providing an airspace booking, coordination and deconfliction capability.

Shaun Mitchell, CEO Ocean Software, said, “A key requirement for Pilatus was to ensure efficiency in the delivery of training to the Spanish Air Force. FlightPRO® and TAMS® ensure all aspects of training are optimised in the most efficient and safest way possible.”

“FlightPRO®’s ability to balance and prioritise complex tasks, while simplifying the dynamic environment of military pilot training, will ensure all business processes and training output requirements are achieved.”

Hans Brunner, Director of Programme Management for Government Aviation at Pilatus, added,

“Pilatus was very pleased to work with Ocean in delivering their comprehensive software to the Spanish Air Force. We are very confident in its ability to support the new Integrated Training System at the Spanish Air Force Academy.”

Ocean Software is the leading operations and training management software system provider, supplying 14 air forces globally.

About Pilatus

Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the legendary PC-12, the best-selling single-engine turboprop in its class, and the PC-7 MKX and PC-21, the training systems of the future. The latest aircraft is the PC-24 – the world’s first ever business jet for use on short unprepared runways. Domiciled in Stans, the company is certified to ISO 14001 in recognition of its efforts for the environment. The Pilatus Group includes two independent subsidiaries in Broomfield (Colorado, USA) and Adelaide (Australia). With over 2,000 employees at its headquarters, Pilatus is one of the largest employers in Central Switzerland. Pilatus provides training for about 130 apprentices in 13 different professions – job training for young people has always been a very high priority at Pilatus.

About Ocean Software

For over 25 years, Ocean Software has helped defence organisations simplify their complex military operations. Our mission is to help unlock defence workforce potential in real-time to enable better decisions today, to plan for tomorrow and to prepare for the future.

Established in Melbourne, Australia in 1993, Ocean now exports its products and services to 15 nations across Europe and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

Our flagship product, FlightPRO®, has transformed flight training management and operations across the globe, increasing safety and de-risking pilot training through its extensive scheduling and qualifications management engine. Ocean’s portfolio continues to grow with SmartBase® a next generation base management and collaboration platform, and TAMS®, an airspace booking and deconfliction tool that maximises the use of shared assets within congested airspace.

Ocean is a Microsoft Gold Partner and holds ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality processes, procedures, and security. Ocean utilises the NIST Cyber Security Framework, has obtained UK Cyber Essentials certification, and its products are independently security tested.