US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selects IFS Applications MRO suite

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected IFS Applications as
its supply chain and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) solution to ensure
reliability of equipment used throughout the U.S. National Airspace System
(NAS). Lockheed Martin will be the system integrator in support of the FAA
program called the Logistics Center Support System (LCSS).


The NAS is one of the most complex aviation systems in the world — enabling
an average of 50,000 flights per day in the United States and over much of the
world`s oceans.


The NAS encompasses 14,500 air traffic controllers, 4,500 aviation safety
inspectors, and 5,800 technicians. It includes more than 19,000 airports and 600
air traffic control facilities. In all, there are 41,000 NAS operational
facilities. In addition, there are over 71,000 pieces of equipment to maintain,
ranging from radar systems to communication relay stations.


The LCSS solution replaces 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.


“IFS is recognized as a world leader in MRO functionality in the aerospace
and defense industry worldwide,” IFS North America President and CEO Cindy
Jaudon said. “But there is a special pride that comes from knowing that as our
friends, family, customers, and employees travel throughout North America, IFS
Applications is running behind the scenes as a best-in-class MRO solution,
helping to ensure that this nation`s transportation infrastructure is
operational.”


Aerospace & Defense is a targeted industry vertical for IFS. IFS
Applications` strength in enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair
and overhaul (MRO) and defense manufacturing is complemented by its fully
integrated project tracking and product data management (PDM) capabilities. IFS
Applications is a best-practice solution for fleet management, MRO and supply
chain management in Aerospace & Defense.


IFS customers within the Aerospace & Defense industry include the US,
British and Norwegian defense organizations as well as the Eurofighter
consortium. Commercial MRO shops and operators include Finnair, Bristow
Helicopters, Aero-Dienst GmbH, Hawker Pacific, and Lufthansa Technik Qantas. In
addition, IFS provides solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such
as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Saab, and GE
Aviation.