IFS Brings to Market Engine Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Solution for Civil Aviation Industry

Nov. 8, 2015
First solution to provide 360-degree view of every business process involved in engine overhaul to maximize MRO effectiveness and keep aircraft in the air for longer.

Dubai Airshow, November 8th 2015 - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has brought to market an integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) solution for the civil aviation industry. The Engine MRO solution enables aircraft operators to combine strategy management, intelligent business operations and effective MRO process functionality in one solution - to provide a 360-degree view of operational processes and maximize MRO efficiency.

The new solution has been designed based on aviation industry best practices and developed in collaboration with a number of world-leading airlines. The modular solution also provides aviation operators with an agile, flexible and future-proofed investment to deliver efficient engine MRO today and in the future.

The Engine MRO solution consists of three key elements that combine to allow operators to map, monitor, manage and execute all aspects of their MRO, from hangar entry to exit.

The IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence module enables users to graphically map the value chain, providing end-to-end visibility and controls across personal areas of responsibility, ensuring focus is kept on what is strategically important. This is supported by advanced intelligent business operations capability, which allows operators to analyze key performance indicators, using predictive analytics to show the full impact of processes on overall engine MRO business performance and the effect a decision has on operations in real time.

IFS Applications™ delivers enterprise breadth with proven Enterprise Asset Management capabilities to support the civil aviation industry. Complementing the solution’s robust asset management functionality is the user-configurable, role-specific interface, IFS Lobby™, which lets operators define role - and process - specific portals for each individual user.

The Engine MRO solution from IFS combines these three elements to enable civil aviation operators to optimize scarce resources, minimize aircraft turnaround times, increase end-to-end performance and maintain strict regulatory compliance.

“Growth in aircraft numbers, an increased number of available routes and a mixture of new and retiring generations of aircraft are putting a huge strain on civil aviation MRO efficiency,” Graham Grose, Aerospace & Defense Industry Director at IFS said. “Our Engine MRO solution has been developed with customers in the civil aviation industry to address today and tomorrow’s engine MRO requirements. It provides a 360-degree, enterprise-wide view of maintenance operations. Operators can ensure quicker and more efficient maintenance, so that aircraft are in the air for as long as possible, maximizing profits and minimizing aircraft down-time."

About IFS
IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.