Valsoft Corporation has acquired Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited (Commsoft OASES), a leader in the aviation engineering and maintenance software market, based in Tiptree, UK.

Communications Software (Airline Systems), which was founded as a software house in 1971, won its first airline contract in 1975 with industry innovator Laker Airways in the UK, leading to the launch of the predecessor to OASES (Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System) the following year. Since its first association with the airline industry more than 40 years ago, Commsoft has been continually developing its MRO IT system, now called OASES – a process that has been shaped in large part by feedback from its clients.

The directors of the company are Gary Pollak, James Stock, David Pusey and Nick Godwin will remain involved to ensure a smooth transition with Godwin continuing to lead the company as managing director. The company will continue to develop and support OASES, as well as all other products and services, providing a robust software solution to customers.

Stephane Manos, head of M&A and co-founder of Valsoft, said: “This acquisition is a milestone in Valsoft’s growth. We are entering a new and exciting vertical, with a business that has a long history of providing high-quality, mission-critical solutions.

“We plan to invest tens of millions in the aviation software space through additional acquisitions and the development of complementary technologies. As such, this will further build on Commsoft’s reputation ofcustomer success.

“We welcome the Commsoft team, clients and partners to our family and look forward to years of prosperous growth,” said the directors’ legacy thrives and that customers continue to benefit from world class products and support.”