Commercial Aviation Business Solutions

The Commercial Aviation maintenance and support market is changing with increased use of contracted-out services, power-by-the-hour, pressure for standardisation, demand for agility to be able to handle continuous improvement and new technologies, as well as traceability, compliance and risk management and support for the entire asset lifecycle – all these are key requirements of businesses in the Commercial Aviation sector today (operators, suppliers and service providers).  IFS has built and deployed solutions with capabilities that cover all aspects of the lifecycle of aircraft, engines and aircraft components.

IFS Applications supports the Commercial Aviation industry through offering a unique end-to-end solution covering Line Maintenance, Base/Heavy maintenance, Enterprise Functionality (MRO) and Enterprise Functionality (Corporate).  The solutions for Commercial Aviation provide reduced risk through a recognised COTS MRO/Asset management strength, the benefits of cross-industry investment over niche capability, and potential for reductions in operational costs through end-to-end process efficiency.  IFS Applications offer a streamlined overall maintenance process with associated efficiency benefits.

  • Fleet and Asset Management
  • Heavy Maintenance
  • Complex Assembly MRO
  • Component MRO
  • Enterprise Operational Intelligence
  • Supply Chain and Warehouse Management
  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)

Maintenance planning and execution

IFS Maintenix gives organizations the ability to run maintenance operations in real-time, with accurate configuration management and effective planning across multiple fleets. The power of IFS's best-of-breed Maintenix product sits in its ability to define and manage the asset hierarchies that create 'as designed' and 'as supported' configuration baselines. Real-time validations ensure that an aircraft's actual 'as maintained' configuration complies with the engineering rules defined in its baseline.

IFS software provides maintenance and execution with critical capabilities to plan, coordinate and execute a secure 360-degree operational maintenance program:

  • Heavy maintenance production planning and control
  • Line maintenance planning and execution
  • Comprehensive work packaging
  • Tool and resource management
  • Material and parts management
  • Component repair and shop manufacturing
  • Reliability trend & performance analysis


Airline planners face daily challenges. The first is to reduce maintenance costs and optimize resource utilization across short and long-term horizons. Then, there is the requirement to come up with answers to support strategic growth initiatives.

By introducing better planning capabilities, operators can make the most of the resources they have. Modern tools help meet the end goal of being able to cost effectively service aircraft and to generate the most revenue out of each aircraft. IFS has solutions to help.


What's next

The future of commercial aviation is digital. Being able to handle today's business challenges is important and shaping what's next is crucial to growth and continued success. For aviation organizations to adapt to a transition in business models and prepare for what's next in the unpredictable market, embracing digital transformation on a secure platform is imperative. IFS's modular architecture supports your transformational journey with innovate solutions that include the IFS IoT Business Connector™ and advanced analytics. IFS helps organizations to leverage the latest technology, preparing them for the future of commercial aviation.

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