MHD-ROCKLAND selects WinAir for aircraft maintenance management
By Wings Staff
MHD-ROCKLAND Services’ recently established Flight Operations Division based at the Keystone Heights Airport in Starke, Florida, focuses on training (pilots and flight engineers) for border patrol and military operations on the P-3 Orion, and its civilian variant the L-285D.
The operation, formed in mid-2017, will leverage WinAir Version 7 to manage its aircraft maintenance programs, while ensuring FAA compliance of their recently acquired fleet of five L-285D (P-3C / CP-140) aircraft. In addition to ramping up operations for these five aircraft, the Flight Operations Division, managed by senior program manager, Todd Falconer, is also preparing for its commercial Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC).
WinAir explains the Flight Operations Division will concentrate primarily on the training of P-3C flight crews, drawing on the experience of parent company MHD-ROCKLAND Inc., which has operated in the aerospace industry for over 50 years. The parent company is also a U.S. Government channel partner and holds one of the world’s largest privately owned P-3 and C-130 inventories.
WinAir of London, Ont., explains that MHD-ROCKLAND received an initial recommendation to leverage WinAir technology from director of maintenance (DOM), Clifford Sabel, who is a previous WinAir user. “From our initial conversations with our DOM, we knew that we were dealing with an aviation maintenance software provider that had the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help us commence our operation,” said David Dorrance, VP corporate development at MHD-ROCKLAND Inc. “Hearing first-hand about the benefits of working with WinAir spoke volumes about the company’s focus on their client’s success.”
MHD-ROCKLAND Services also used WinAir’s Pre-implementation Consultation service. During this business review, WinAir consultants visited the company’s facility to analyze current processes and provided a comprehensive audit report and change management strategy. WinAir explains, that upon completion of this Pre-implementation Consultation, MHD-ROCKLAND Services reached the conclusion that WinAir Version 7 was the inventory and maintenance software that they required to kick-start its business.
“Assisting our clients with improving their processes based on aviation industry best practices is of the utmost concern for our company,” said WinAir’s managing director, Kyle Vergeer. “We were happy to learn that MHD-ROCKLAND Services found the Pre-implementation Consultation to be beneficial and are thrilled that they have made the decision to sign on with WinAir.”
In addition to selecting WinAir Version 7, MHD-ROCKLAND Services opted to use WinAir’s Aircraft Template and Data Migration services to assist with ease of implementation. With these services, WinAir explains the Florida operation will ensure they are working with accurate information from the start and will gain from significant time-savings.