Bringing 20 years of innovating software and
20 years of aircraft MRO experience together
Zig Aviation is a market focused software company with roots building successful front-office solutions for housing-associations in The Netherlands. With more than 15 years’ experience in successfully creating and deploying creative digital processes, today a team of over 70 specialists develop user-friendly, interactive and innovative web applications which provide self-service possibilities for landlords and their tenants.
Their move into aircraft maintenance seems like a giant step but is easily explainable. Both markets have planned and unplanned maintenance and both want to eliminate the surprise factor of the unplanned maintenance. Efficient processes can be achieved by collecting relevant data and using it to gain insight on waste. To begin with changes can be made manually, but eventually the system will make changes automatically, becoming self-improving over time.
Who are the founders?
MROair is the brainchild of Patrick Morcus and Menno Ouweneel. They’ve come together with the vision to change aircraft maintenance for the better: less ground time, more fleet availability. Their point of differentiation? Reversing the ‘top down’ approach and focusing on the aircraft engineers as the point of change; providing a solution which gives them back more time to do what they do best, maintain and repair aircrafts.
Using advanced technology to filter, interpret, and feedback the data generated within everyday processes, they help MRO companies work smarter, reduce waste and see continuous improvement in efficiency. In future versions, Artificial Intelligence will add automation, allowing the system to be self-improving.
The main characters
With a love of aviation that started in boyhood, Patrick has now been working in the industry for more than 20 years. And in that time he has lived and breathed aviation MRO, even bringing one company, Nayak Aircraft Services back from the brink of closure to become a market leader in line maintenance in Europe and the first independent MRO to be awarded a Boeing Goldcare contract. With a keen eye on innovation and boundless energy and enthusiasm, Patrick had made it his mission to bring the aviation MRO to the next level.
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Menno is deeply passionate about innovation. Never afraid to challenge the status quo, he’s always looking for ways to bring technology into improve the way business is done.
Whether through artificial and augmented reality, robotics or the internet of things, he sees the enormous potential in everything. With a track record that includes owning his own web company, and developing successful business and marketing strategies for others, Menno now gets the opportunity to fully indulge his passion as co-owner of Zig Websoftware.
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