Ideagen has secured a project with a Saudi Arabian flying academy which will see it provide software to help it meet regulatory and operational requirements.

OxfordSaudia, owned by the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), will implement Ideagen’s Coruson system for quality management with additional functionality and capability for safety and risk.

The flying academy is the kingdom’s first, and is an authorised training partner of CAE.

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.

Nigel Crompton, Safety Manager at OxfordSaudia, said: “Within aviation, it is crucial to be able to keep track of processes and the thousands of related pieces of procedural documentation that goes 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.”

OxfordSaudia was launched in 2017 following a joint announcement by CAE and SNCA at that year’s Dubai Air Show event. It has ordered 60 aircraft, will staff around 200 instructors and is aiming to attract between 1,000 and 2,000 students with 400 graduates a year. 

OxfordSaudia has also been tasked with bringing through more than 2,000 pilots – as part of the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ Saudization programme. Saudization, officially known as Saudi nationalization scheme, or Nitaqat, is the newest policy of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia implemented by its Ministry of Labor and Social Development, whereby Saudi companies and enterprises are required to fill up their workforce with Saudi nationals up to certain levels.

Crompton added: “CAE is providing Oxford Saudia 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.”