Aerolitoral joins Sabre-Ramco system

16th May 2007

Aerolitoral has turned to the alliance formed by
Sabre Airline Solutions, and Ramco Systems.
  Aerolitoral has become the fourth airline to sign an agreement to
have the Ramco MRO System efficiently maintain and engineer its fleet.
By implementing the Ramco system, provided by Sabre Airline Solutions,
Aerolitoral will be able to achieve optimal utilization of resources,
improve performance and decrease costs. The Ramco software integrates
with the Sabre Flight Control Suite for a single maintenance and
engineering offering, giving airlines a vital tool to manage daily
operations safely and efficiently.

  “Aerolitoral decided to migrate to Sabre Airline Solutions and the
Ramco system because we recognized the potential to reduce our direct
and overhead costs and optimize inventory,” said Cesar Garcia,
Aerolitoral’s vice president of maintenance and engineering. “Combined
with the ability to ensure safety and regulatory compliance, the MRO
solution will allow us to become more cost efficient and compete even
more effectively in the Latin American marketplace.”

  This is important for Aerolitoral, whose first quarter losses were
attributed to a 19.1 percent drop in international traffic due to
appreciation of the peso and increased competition to its three U.S.
destinations: Los Angeles, Tucson, Ariz., and San Antonio. In
addition, Aerolitoral connects passengers in 30 Mexican destinations
to Aeromexico’s hubs in Tijuana, Hermosillo, Monterrey and

  The Ramco system, which was locally installed for Aerolitoral, is
designed and developed to address all necessary business and
regulatory requirements including maintenance projection, planning and
scheduling, warranty and repair, and drill-down analysis and

  “Airlines need effective maintenance and engineering of their
fleets in today’s business environment where costs are increasing and
competition is intensifying,” said Steve Clampett, president of
Airline Products and Solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions. “The Sabre
Airline Solutions-Ramco alliance is helping the airline better operate
its business through an all-encompassing and easy-to-use MRO


  Aerolitoral is transforming its fleet, retiring its Saab 340Bs, a
twin-engine turboprop, and replacing them with regional jet Embraer
ERJ 145s and the even larger Embraer ERJ 190, five of which are
expected to be delivered by September.

  “Our fleet has grown by 5 percent per year since 2003,”
Aerolitoral’s Garcia said. “We really needed a modern integrated
system that would fit our maturity as both a regional and an
international carrier.”

  “We’re finding that by combining the elegance of the Ramco system
with the in-depth airline knowledge and experience of the Sabre
Airline Solutions deployment teams worldwide, we’re able to shave
valuable time off the implementation phase and empower carriers to
realize the return on investment for their MRO systems quickly and
painlessly,” Clampett said. “With the industry focus on
belt-tightening and scrutiny of costs, expedience is of the essence,
and we’re finding that our Ramco solution truly makes a bottom-line
difference for our airline customers.”


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