Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, recently opted for IFS Applications 8 solution, to manage its new engine overhaul facility in Dubai, UAE.
Founded in 1983, IFS is a public company that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, a component-based extended ERP suite.
IFS Applications 8 will help Emirates support all business processes including maintenance, repair and overhaul, and corporate performance management. Emirates’ overhaul facility in Dubai will cover 90,000 square meters and will serve as the company’s in-house engine overhaul facility.
Officials confirmed that the implementation of the IFS Applications 8 solution will be completed in the first half of 2014. The Overhaul facility, when fully operational will service up to 300 engines per year.
The solution consists of IFS’s Complex Assembly MRO feature, which has previously been delivered to Finnair and Alitalia Maintenance Systems. It also provides advanced CPM capabilities and integrated support for finance and HR.
“Emirates is one of the world’s most dynamic airlines and its new engine overhaul facility will undoubtedly set new industry standards in MRO process efficiency,” said Ian Fleming, Managing Director, IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, in a statement. “We are proud to be a part of this project, which reaffirms our leading position in the Aerospace industry.”
Officials said that the contract includes licenses and services worth in excess of US$6 million.
In related TMC (News - Alert) news, IFS has partnered with Mahindra Satyam, a premier global consulting and IT services provider, for joint sales and marketing activities around the IFS Applications software suite as well as staff training.
Edited by Ashley Caputo