Who Uses This Software?

WinAir years of industry experience developing aviation specific software, assists with operations for managing, maintaining & streamlining operations to ensure regulatory requirements & reduced costs


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • AV-Base Systems
  • winair.ca/
  • Founded 1982
  • Canada

About WinAir

WinAir is the most cost-efficient, easy-to-use, structurally integrated maintenance and inventory control software system in the aviation industry. WinAir is aviation maintenance and inventory software that incorporates sophisticated purchasing, inventory control, production, maintenance forecasting, cost accounting and invoicing processes. Additional modules such as bar coding, Reliability, Real Time Labor Management, etc. allow for growth and expansion to meet your needs.


WinAir Features

  • Compliance Management
  • Components Tracking
  • Flight Time Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Labor Hours Tracking
  • Logbook Tracking
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Manuals
  • Service Bulletins
  • Work Order Management

WinAir Reviews Recently Reviewed!

First rate product and service

Jan 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The way the different modules work together.

Cons: There could be more reports. The reports available are all great, but there could stand to be a few more.

Overall: We utilize WinAir Management Software (Inventory, Maintenance, Finance) and find it easy to use. WinAir personnel are always available to listen and to assist with any issues and are always receptive to hearing future development ideas.

Using WinAir to manage our maintenance/inspection schedule has enabled us to accurately forecast upcoming events easily, accurately, and efficiently.

The online training videos are a huge help when training new users, or as a quick refresher for functions of the maintenance program that are used infrequently.

Overall, WinAir has proven to be a critical component in our success in managing our fleet maintenance programs.

David Smith
Chief Inspector
Neptune Aviation Services, Inc.

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be nice if we were able to customize a report without having to burden Win Air with a request.

Our company has utilised WinAir since 2009 and is far superior to our previous system.

Jan 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The system is easy to use and the system developers are always available to listen and assist with any enhancements or issues we may have. The system is vital to our company, our maintenance planning, Inventory and Accounts departments utilise WinAir all day everyday. Even when we have "out of the box" requests, the WinAir representatives are always extremely helpful and accommodating. The incident program and online knowledge manuals are great tools to have available to rectified any problems or issues quickly. A great system is nothing without great support, WinAir delivers both, even when we are located the other side of the world from them!

Used WinAir for years - love the day-to-day ease of use and integration of Inventory & Maintenance

Jan 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Fabulous Support - both Tech and Sales
Day-to-day use is easy and to the point
The system often incorporates a 'common sense' approach that is methodical - ie it mimics how things occur on practical terms, both in the maintenance and stores departments
Reports are well received by Maintenance, Stores people and Accounting departments alike
Linking is nice for new and/or inexperienced users
If I am being completely honest, I do have one item on my wish list (sorry!!). It is that I find the Template system is too onerous for my liking, luckily you don't use it for lengthy periods of time very often. I preferred it prior to 'Zones' and 'Modules' upgrade, it was much faster and very user friendly - would love to see an 'option' of keeping it simpler for the mid-sized companies that don't need 'Zones'. To be fair though, if you are a first time user, you probably won't notice it . :)
Most human errors are fixable, there aren't too many that you have to go back to WinAir for help.

WinAirWeb 6.0

Jan 16, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: System follows a logical sequence for setting up, installing and tracking aircraft maintenance activities and inventory. As the product administrator and the Maintenance Planner, the upgrade to 6.0 has saved me months of work - literally. The new product is a big departure from the dbase product we were used to and as such there is a large learning curve for us but the process has been very useful finding and cleaning up bad information in our database. The 6.0 product has more checks and balances at critical spots to help keep the database clean. The off wing assembly functionality has great potential to save time and labour. The ability to organize tasks into checks is going to have a huge positive impact on our heavy maintenance environment as we move forward.

Cons: Inventory portion of the web product is not yet deployed. Off wing assembly task posting still requires additional rework/functionality to be truly useful.

Overall: Av-Base Systems is definitely moving in the right direction with it's web development. i am very much looking forward to having the inventory management side of the software moved to the web environment.

Useful software to meet the needs of the small to medium size operator

Mar 24, 2012
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease of use (windows point & click) with generally good control of compliance. Ability to add functionality through modules and grow with licences is a big plus (although cost of some of these is a concern). The continious improvement and development of the software ensures the atractiveness of the software to existing users.

Cons: Assembly Management and Reporting is a major negative however version 6 is suppose to solve these issues (or at least most of them). We are transitioning towards this version howver the process & work to do so is difficult & time consuming.
Local support in the Australasia region is not readily availbale to ring up and discuss issues (possibly implement more accessible phone support to suit our time zone).
We currently extract raw data from the SQL tables to create our own extensive reporting functionality which is disturbed every structural change (although version 6 may incorporate some of our needs).

Overall: I would recommend WinAIr (and actively discuss with prospective purchasers) due to it's ease of use, functionality, ability to grow with the Company and its cost effectiveness.

Vendor Response

by AV-Base Systems on March 28, 2012

As of the date of this review (Q1 2012) this customer is on the verge of upgrading to the latest version. As they have been a long time customer, and due to the advancements made in the latest version in terms of data integrity, business rules, work flow, etc., there are certain data elements that need to be added and others that need to be organized in order to accommodate the upgrade and give them the maximum benefits that the new version has to offer. There have also been significant advances to the reporting structure in recent releases that cover off any perceived gaps in this respect in the past. New customers will not experience this situation as they will be provided the latest version at the onset. In terms of the Australasia support, we currently do have 24/7 support available to all customers that require it. In order to better support our Australasia customer and keep their costs at a minimum, we have regularly scheduled onsite training in this region and others.

AvBase Systems

Feb 29, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to learn, with rock solid performance and program reliability.

Cons: Menu driven reporting features are not as flexible as we like, and output to formats other than paper, screen, or PDF are cumbersome.

Overall: This is a well thought out program from a Canadian company that is more than willing to listen to its customer base as it continues development. The changing dynamic of aviation requires constant update, and AvBase Systems have developed a great Incident Reporting tool and excellant Update feature to push updates to the end user.

Vendor Response

by AV-Base Systems on February 29, 2012

The items outlined within the Cons section will be fully resolved based upon this customers upgrade to the new browser based application Version 6.

WinAir Express user comments

Feb 22, 2012
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: WinAir Express meets our needs with Inventory and Maintenance Tracking. The support has been excellent over the years. We have 4 work stations that share a common database on a common remote server and AvBase worked with our IT department to make that happen.

Cons: The learning curve is pretty big due to many of the screens look similar to each other and there are many tabs and buttons that take some getting used to. It helps to have someone dedicated to the program to get the most out of it.

Overall: I would recommend WinAir Express for tracking inventory, maintaining a vendor database, and forecasting maintenance.