|[January 30, 2013]
IFS Expands Footprint with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
ITASCA, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, is expanding its
footprint within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by signing a
contract for 300 additional IFS Applications™ users for the Flight
Inspection Services (FIS), Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Group in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In 2010, IFS Applications was selected to underpin the Logistics Center
Support System (LCSS), which replaced the FAA's existing Logistics and
Inventory System in use at the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics
Center (FAALC), a distribution, warehousing and repair facility housed
at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.
The FAA is now extending LCSS maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and
fleet operations software, to FIS. FIS operates and maintains a fleet of
30 uniquely equipped aircraft that provide in-flight evaluation of both
civil and military navigational aids in support of the National Airspace
System (NAS). Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering provides maintenance
support for the flight inspection aircraft fleet at Mike Monroney
Aeronautical Center, Will Rogers World Airport plus Line Station and
Satellite Repair Station support at Atlantic City, N.J., Anchorage,
Alaska, Atlanta, Ga., Battle Creek, Mich. and Sacramento, Cal.
In addition to the aircraft maintenance support requirements of the
Flight Inspection Program, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering provides
maintenance and modification services to other U.S. and foreign
government aircraft flight programs and operators.
"This is exactly how we achieved our position as the number one
enterprise asset management software vendor for the aerospace and
defense industry," IFS North Amrica President and CEO Cindy Jaudon
said. "The FAA is leveraging their existing investment in IFS
Applications to address additional needs, consolidating their IT
infrastructure and saving the taxpayer dollars. The modular nature of
IFS Applications allows our aerospace and defense customers to realize
well-defined projects that are successful and deliver immediate
benefits. Then, our customers keep bringing us back to address new
needs, new users and deliver new functionality. We look forward to
building more on our successes together with the FAA."
IFS™, the global enterprise applications company, through its
component-based product IFS Applications™ offers off-the-shelf
functionality to support the needs of organizations operating in the
Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector including Performance-Based Logistics
(PBL) and Fleet Operator programs, Defense Manufacturing, Maintenance
Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Fleet & Asset Management, Supply Chain
Management, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
Via its specialist A&D industry organization, IFS supports its customers
all over the world. IFS's global defense customers include Navy, Army
and Air Force users and organizations such as the Eurofighter
consortium. Commercial aviation MRO shops and service operators include
Aero-Dienst GmbH, Alitalia Maintenance Systems, DynCorp, K&L Microwave,
Hawker Pacific, Ensign Bickford and Todd Pacific Shipyards. In addition,
IFS provides solutions to the major original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs) and integrators such as General Dynamics (News - Alert), Lockheed Martin, BAE
SYSTEMS, SAAB and GE Aircraft Engines.
About FAA & FIS
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United
States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and
oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National
Airworthiness Authority). For more information about FAA & FIS, visit: www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/avn/.
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops,
supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended
ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any
of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management,
manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000
customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800
employees in total. For more information about IFS, please visit: www.IFSWORLD.com.
Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert): @ifsNorthAmerica or Visit the IFS Blog http://blogs.ifsworld.com/.
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