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AVDEX Release AMS Upgrade v2.302.115

The latest AMS program upgrade v2.302.115 is available from Avdex.
This upgrade includes improvement to the selection of aircraft to be imported from AMP for clients.
Go to ‘Housekeeping -Config Options – Company’ and press ‘Download Update’ and ‘Download Reports’
Exit the program.
Make a Backup!
How to upgrade.
Upgrade the report templates, manually run *:\Data\Setams\SetupReports.exe (where ‘*’ is the data drive)(only needs to be run once).
Ask all users to exit AMS.  Make a backup.  Upgrade the program manually run *:\Data\Setams\Setup.exe (where ‘*’ is the data drive).
When complete, relaunch AMS. If the file structures need updating, the program will display a warning.  Make a backup from the backup button.  Select ‘File Structure’ and select each file that is not OK and press ‘Update’.  When complete, Exit re launch AMS and select ‘Housekeeping – System – Data Files – Build Index’.  Untick the box ‘Use IDK Reference’ and ‘Pack Files’ and press ‘Start Indexing’.  Apparent data loss may appear if a re index is not done.

AMP Down Time

All AVDEX AMP Clients

The Avdex Website (AMP) will be down this upcoming Saturday, 14 January 2017 between 00h00 and 16h00.

We have received a notification from Afrihost stating that Afrihost will be doing maintenance on the server’s area and needs to power down.
In an effort to improve Afrihost’s hosting infrastructure, Internet Solutions (IS) will be conducting maintenance in the Data centre that hosts our server on the 14th of January 2017.
The maintenance is scheduled to start at 00h01 on Saturday the 14th of January 2017 and is expected to be completed at 16h00 on Saturday the 14th January 2017.

What does this mean for you?
During the maintenance period, the Data centre power feeds will be upgraded.
During the maintenance, power to our server will be interrupted.
AMP will NOT be accessible; hence no report printing or capturing will be possible.
Please insure that your Reports and Task Cards required for Saturday are printed and saved to your computer.

Thanks for your continued support and we wish you all the best for 2017.
Do not hesitate to contact us 011 954 1536 should you have any queries.


CAA have advised that legislation changes will come into effect on November 28th, 2016, whereby invoices for Currency fees will no longer be issued in advance of the due date.  Payment of the annual currency fee will be on application for the CofA renewal and it will be the Owners responsibility to ensure that the fee is paid in time.

AMO’s making payment on behalf of their clients should make sure that the CofA is renewed in time as no advise will be sent to Owners.

AVDEX Release AMS Upgrade v2.298.115

AVDEX have released an upgrade to the popular AMS program.  In keeping up to date with CAA requirements as well as leading the industry with innovative functions, AVDEX strive to provide AMO’s with ways of administering their business more efficiently.

AVDEX have completed the development of a fully functioning Task Card system for AMS.  To enable AMS to be integrated with AMP, AVDEX created full page Task Cards in AMS, which are identical to the Task Card produced in AMP.  These can be tasks imported from AMP as well as regular recurring tasks from the AMS Template function and task cards for defects raised during a routine inspection.  To track the task cards released into an AMO workshop, AVDEX have created an index of released task cards and added a function to allow flagging of these tasks as they are completed and the card is returned to the admin office.  As an additional aid to job and task administration, a new Open Job list is available with all tasks linked to the job showing the completed flag.

The upgrade is available for download from within the AMS program by going to ‘Housekeeping – Config Options – Company’ and selecting the ‘Download Update’ and ‘Download Reports’ buttons.

See AMS T&T T2003R27

For assistance, call the AVDEX office.

Skyhawk Aviation joins the AVDEX ‘family’

Avdex are happy to welcome Skyhawk Aviation as an AMP user.  Skyhawk have selected Avdex AMP to fulfill the mandatory obligations of an aircraft operator (AOC) in tracking the maintenance requirements of their aircraft. AVDEX is the largest dedicated maintenance tracking facility in Southern Africa.
Skyhawk provides the full portfolio of aviation training at Lanseria Airport, the hub of General Aviation in southern Africa, using Cessna 172 and Piper Cherrokee aircraft, which are the international staple of ab-initio flight training.  As these aircraft have high utilisation, they require constant and accurate tracking of all maintenance requirements from routine inspections to engine overhauls and component replacements.
Avdex have emerged over the past three years as an independent, objective and affordable tracking service for operators of all types of aircraft used in Southern Africa.