KOCHI: All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan has inked a deal with IBS Software for the implementation of its cloud-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul software, iFlight MRO for maintenance of flight training related equipment. The deal widens IBS’ MRO footprint in APAC, with China Southern and Gameco as the other major customers in the region.
The solution will allow ANA to ensure that the various aircraft training equipment, including the simulators are maintained and kept ready for operational training of its staff. The system will help manage the maintenance of the equipment besides allowing them to be scheduled for various training sessions.
While the Aircraft Simulator Maintenance tasks and activities are similar to that of the commercial aircraft, the processes are much different and flexible. This, therefore, demands a system that is capable of handling all aircraft maintenance, but with much more simplicity and efficiency. Following a stringent evaluation carried out by ANA, iFlight MRO emerged as the preferred choice because of its scalability to manage both lean and complex processes through a single application platform. The solution is offered to ANA on a SaaS mode from the IBS-managed data centre in Japan.