The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has selected Centrik to handle its operational management, after finding the system was the best on the market for managing every aspect of regulatory oversight, and in the process cutting days of work from complex procedures.
During a rigorous selection process for a powerful, user-friendly regulatory system to optimise its safety oversight procedures, the SCAA selected Centrik over four competing systems from across the globe, with the SCAA paying particular attention to functionality, available modules, user-friendliness and cost when making its decision.
Graham Robb, Head of Flight Operations at the SCAA, says: “For each provider we compared the benefits, deliverables and costs involved to enhance and optimise our safety oversight procedures. Centrik was the clear winner across the board, and since implementation it has completely changed our operation.”
Through Centrik, the SCAA’s Safety Regulation Department has been able to move away from its previous hardcopy, paper-based approach to regulatory oversight to a more intuitive, cloud-based system, significantly streamlining a number of processes – particularly operator audits.
“Previously it could take a week to plan, carry out and document the findings of any audits we had to conduct. Now, thanks to Centrik, the entire process can be completed in a day,” continues Robb.
“We can now plan an audit in minutes, giving the operators instant access to that plan through Centrik. Then, as the system is always ‘live’ the findings can be updated in real time from our tablets during the audit itself, removing the need to write reports from hand-written notes. With limited resources available, Centrik has played a central role in optimising the way that the SCAA performs regulatory oversight.”
As the SCAA completes each audit, Centrik builds an increasingly comprehensive overview of all findings, creating a database that can quickly and easily demonstrate how the SCAA is meeting all regulatory compliance requirements for the State Safety Programme.
Centrik’s modular design also allows the SCAA to monitor its Airworthiness, Flight Operations, Air Navigation Standards, Aerodromes and Air Accident Investigation departments. The system’s user-friendly, intuitive interface has meant staff have been able to quickly adapt and take advantage of its powerful management solutions.
“It’s very user-friendly, everyone who uses the system can instantly see what’s going on. All the information we need is at our finger tips, giving us the ability to see all past, current and future tasks in an instant – across every part of our operation,” Robb concludes.
The development of civil aviation in the Seychelles began in 1972 with the opening of Seychelles International Airport. With passenger numbers continuing to rise the SCAA was established in 2005 to provide for the services, facilities and regulation of all civil aviation activities in the country.