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Ideagen secures software project for Saudi flying academy
Ideagen has secured a project with a Saudi Arabian flying academy that will see it provide software to help meet regulatory and operational requirements.
Larry Wade, on right, says OxfordSaudia is using the latest tech to provide the highest quality training.

UK-based global software firm, Ideagen is to provide its Coruson software to flying academy OxfordSaudia, owned by the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA). The quality management system has additional functionality and capability for safety and risk, and will help the company to meet regulatory and operational requirements.

The flying academy, the first in the kingdom, is an authorised training partner of CAE, a global provider of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.

Coruson will be adopted for specific tasks such as the electronic storage and management of crucial operational processes, tracking quality and safety issues, identifying risks and analysing data to provide areas of operational improvement.

OxfordSaudia safety manager Nigel Crompton says: “Within aviation it is crucial to be able to keep track of processes, and the thousands of related pieces of procedural documentation that go along with those processes, in order to maintain elite levels of safety and quality. This project with Ideagen will ensure that we have the correct system in place as we look to establish and grow in Saudi Arabia and enhance our reputation globally.”

King Fahad Interntional airport-based OxfordSaudia was launched in 2017 and is tasked with bringing through more than 2,000 pilots as part of the kingdom's Vision 2030 Saudisation programme, whereby Saudi companies and enterprises are required to fill up their workforce with Saudi nationals up to certain levels. It has ordered 60 aircraft, will staff around 200 instructors and is aiming to put through 400 graduates a year.

Crompton continues: “CAE is providing OxfordSaudia with the key elements for world class cadet training such as commercial pilot license curriculum and courseware, training of staff and instructors, and safety and quality control systems.”

OxfordSaudia CEO Larry Wade adds: “The use of Ideagen's Coruson software is in line with our corporate vision of deploying the latest technology to provide the highest quality training in the industry with the industries leading providers who are known for the highest level of excellence, reliability and efficiency. We look forward to our continued partnership with Ideagen as it helps us reach new levels of effectiveness and safety in the training industry across all of our businesses.”