IFS Expands Footprint with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  IFS Expands Footprint with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Business Wire

ITASCA, Ill. -- January 30, 2013

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 America 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, 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/.

About IFS

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:
@ifsNorthAmerica or Visit the IFS Blog http://blogs.ifsworld.com/.

Contact:

IFS
Kristy Mills, Marketing Communications
262 317 7476
kristy.mills@ifsworld.com
or
Chuck Rathmann, Marketing Communications Analyst
262 317 7419
chuck.rathmann@ifsworld.com
 
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