Salus Aviation becomes first IQSMS customer in New Zealand


Gunther Schindl

Vienna – 20 April 2021 – The Austrian aviation safety and quality specialist ASQS today announced that Salus Aviation, a leading provider of sales, maintenance, repair and overhaul services in Australasia and the US, will be the launch customer of ASQS’s Integrated Quality and Safety Management System IQSMS in New Zealand.

IQSMS is a web-based, integrated and modular quality and safety management system that helps aviation organisations streamline internal safety and compliance management processes, enabling them to operate more effectively while both enhancing their safety performance and improving their quality assurance.

The agreement between ASQS and Salus Aviation means that ASQS has one of the largest general aviation businesses in the Pacific Rim region as its newest customer. The privately held group, which includes two subsidiaries – Oceania Aviation, an NZCAA Part 145 and Part 148 organization in New Zealand, and FAA Part 145 approved facility Heli-Parts Nevada in the U.S. – offers 25 years of experience and a wide range of services and support in fixed-wing and rotorcraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. This includes aircraft sales and leasing, maintenance, component and engine overhaul, blade repair, avionics, design and manufacturing, parts supply and helicopter reconfigurations for operators, owners and service providers.

“This web-based system increases the flexibility of our operations personnel to be able to access and interact with real-time safety information whenever and wherever required, from their tablet or smartphone” says Salus Aviation’s Head of Safety and Compliance, Armin Sadafi. “The adoption of IQSMS will allow us to continuously improve and optimize our safety and quality management across all group businesses using a consistent approach. This underpins Salus Aviation’s commitment to improving safety and quality within the industry and is an example of our ongoing investment in systems and processes that will set the business up for future growth.”

By handling safety and quality in a single system, IQSMS offers Salus Aviation the possibility to get a picture of its overall performance, which promotes transparency, data-driven, rapid decision-making and, in turn, cost reduction in the long run. The modular setup of the software further provides Salus Group with the possibility to assemble its own IQSMS Suite which meets the company’s particular needs and requirements.

“We are incredibly excited to have Salus Aviation on board as our first customer in New Zealand, moving IQSMS into a whole new time zone.” commented Jonathan Frey, Director of Business Development Asia-Pacific at ASQS.

“Once more we were able to show how the flexible setup options and configurable workflows of IQSMS enable us to effectively support organizations all around the world and of all shapes and sizes. As usual, we were able to rely on a close cooperation between our customer and our global teams to deliver a successful implementation and to ensure a setup centered around the needs of Salus Aviation. We want to thank our colleagues from Salus Aviation for their trust in our product and our services and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”