April 11, 2011 — Miami — Southwest Airlines and TRAX USA Corp announced that the carrier has selected TRAX to provide its new ERP MRO solution.
“We need a solution that makes our Mechanics’ jobs easier, while at the same time enhances Safety and Culture,” said Brian Hirshman, Southwest’s VP M&E.
The project will be implemented over a two year period and will allow Southwest to benefit from having information about their aircraft, inventory, and maintenance activities integrated into a single system, streamlining aircraft maintenance and inventory planning processes. In addition, by delivering an ERP MRO solution, SWA will realize a substantial yearly cost savings by retiring many existing applications.
“We’re excited about our new strategic relationship with Trax, and look forward to a very successful project,” said Jan Marshall, Chief Information Officer for Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded; now serving 72 cities in 37 states with a fleet of 548 Boeing 737 aircraft. Southwest also is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees system wide.
TRAX USA Corp., with offices in the United States and United Kingdom, is the number one seller of airline maintenance software globally. TRAX Maintenance solution has been developed – with Airlines and for Airlines – to provide the most comprehensive and advanced MRO software solution available today. For more information about TRAX, please visit www.trax.aero.