October 2019: Jahan Alamzad Appointed President, LAMINAAR Americas
LAMINAAR Aviation Infotech Pte Ltd., has appointed Jahan Alamzad as President of LAMINAAR Americas. In this role, Jahan will not only be responsible for the business in the continents, he will also be the acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the LAMINAAR Group.
Jahan has been a managing principal of CA Advisors, a San Francisco-based management consulting firm that advises various industries, including aviation. Previously, he held positions of Director – Strategy and Analytics at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Director – Airline, Aerospace and Operations Research at Applied Decision Analysis Inc, a company subsequently acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before becoming a management consultant in aviation, he gained valuable experience working with both American and United airlines.
Jahan holds a Masters in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University, as well as, a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California, besides a Bachelor’s Degree in both Civil and Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
LAMINAAR group CEO, Vivek Sheorey, said, “Jahan will strengthen our presence in the Americas with his deep experience in aviation management consulting and his experience working for two of the world’s largest airlines.”
“North America and South America are large, high growth markets for LAMINAAR,” he added.
Jahan said: “I have been associated with LAMINAAR as an advisor and it gives me great excitement to now join the team on a full-time role. I am immensely proud to join a leading provider of IT solutions to air operators around the world. And to be in the company of people with deep knowledge of aviation.”
September 2019: World’s Largest Seaplane Operator Chooses ARMS® software applications suite by LAMINAAR
Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), the world’s largest seaplane operator, officially choses ARMS® to manage its flight crew operations. The LAMINAAR solution, a blend of ARMS® Crew Management Sub System (CMSS), plus ARMS® on Mobile (AOM), will be compatible with TMA’s existing mobility applications and assets. With ARMS®, the airline will be able to optimize the utilization of qualified resources for safe and compliant operations, at the same time, afford the crew a better quality of life.
The win is significant for LAMINAAR. TMA operates 52 de Havilland Canada Twin Otter seaplanes, the world’s largest seaplane fleet, out of the seaplane terminal co-located at the Velana International Airport, Maldives. It is also the oldest air transfer operator in the archipelago, providing seaplane transfer services to a large number of tourist resorts. The airline is also one of the largest employers in the Maldives with around 1000 employees, including nearly 300 crew members.
Laminaar CEO, Vivek Sheorey, says, “Being chosen by Trans Maldivian Airways is a matter of great pride for us. ARMS® will be a force multiplier for Trans Maldivian as a comprehensive one-stop solution for crew, be it training, scheduling, rostering, logistics or documentation and I am sure they will go in for many other components of the ARMS® suite in the future.”
About Trans Maldivian Airways
Trans Maldivian Airways (Pvt) Ltd. (TMA) is a private airline headquartered on the grounds of Velana International Airport in Malé, Maldives. Operating out of the sea-plane terminal co-located at Velana, TMA is the oldest air transfer operator operating in the country, providing seaplane transfer services to a large number of tourist resorts. TMA currently operates the world’s largest seaplane fleet.