Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Royal Thai Air Force selects IFS Applications to manage maintenance of fighter planes

RTAF

Comprehensive ERP solution will improve accuracy of maintenance information available to engineers on the ground.

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that the Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering (DAE), Royal Thai Air Force has chosen to deploy IFS Applications™ to manage the maintenance of the Force's fleet of 25 F-5E/F  fighter planes' jet engines.

The DAE required a solution with strong maintenance capabilities to manage its fleet of fighter planes that includes operating 47 J85-GE-21B/C  jet engines. The organization chose IFS Applications to support its ongoing maintenance processes and to ensure availability of the aircraft at all times. The local consultancy support which IFS is able to provide also played a key role in the RTAF's decision.

The DAE has moved from a combination of legacy and paper-based systems to IFS Applications 8 with the further possibility of later taking advantage of increased mobility within the IFS solution. By eliminating the manual and paper-based processes, the DAE will significantly improve the accuracy of maintenance information available to engineers on the ground. IFS Applications will also assist the RTAF in managing processes with third party suppliers, and improving collaboration to ensure that the right part is available at the right time.

“We chose IFS Applications because it offered us a comprehensive and proven industry solution that could help standardize our maintenance processes across the entire fleet,” the Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering commented. “We were particularly impressed with the user interface of IFS Applications, and the solution is also being delivered in local language which is a huge bonus for us in ensuring ease-of-use within the Air Force. IFS has a proven track record in the aerospace and defense industry and being the number one global provider of EAM solutions to this market, we had great confidence in selecting IFS as our preferred solution.”

“IFS has seen positive double-digit growth across Thailand for the past five or six years, and this is a key region for future growth for the company. This is a key aerospace and defense organization in this region and is a testament to the company's global expertise in this industry,” said Sridharan Arumugam, Vice President, IFS South-East Asia. “We are pleased to support the Royal Thai Air Force and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”

IFS expects the customer to go live with the first phase of implementation at the Engine Maintenance Division, DAE at Don Muang Air Force Base in January 2016. The solution will then be rolled out to Wing 21 in Ubon Ratchathani Royal Thai Air Force base, which is the home of F-5E/F fighter plane.

For more information about how IFS helps organizations in the aerospace and defense industry, please visit: http://www.ifsworld.com/en/industries/aerospace-and-defense/

About Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering (DAE), Royal Thai Air Force

The Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering (formerly known as the Aeronautical Engineering Plant Division) was formed in 1922 and is a division of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). Its core mission is to plan, coordinate, trace, control, develop and conduct all affairs that are related to Aeronautical Engineering and Supply Division within the RTAF. Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering is also tasked to manage all knowledge, control, evaluate and inspect all Aeronautical Engineering Affairs. For more information, please visit http://www.dae.mi.th/

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business 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) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.

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