IFS takes Japan Airlines engineering division to new heights

IFS has been selected by JAL Engineering Co. Ltd, the maintenance and engineering subsidiary for Japan Airlines, to support fleet-wide long range maintenance planning.

Deployed in the cloud, the IFS fleet planning solution will provide long range planners with the unified information and insights they need to quickly develop and share regulatory-compliant fleet maintenance plans that best support aircraft availability, task yield, and hangar utilization for nearly 200 aircraft.

The solution will allow the engineering team to manage more aircraft with reduced human intervention due to an efficient user experience, reduction in manual processes, real-time alerts, and automated processes. It replaces a legacy fleet maintenance planning process that required extensive manual intervention.

IFS continues to grow its footprint in the Asia-Pacific commercial aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market, adding JAL Engineering alongside China Airlines, Qantas, TAE Aerospace and more.

Gerry Fosnick, president of IFS Japan, said: “This latest selection affirms the fact that IFS is trusted by some of the world’s leading airlines and MRO providers to support fleet-wide maintenance planning and operations. We look forward to working with JAL Engineering to better manage its long-range fleet maintenance plans now and into the future.”

Ryo Tamura, president of JAL Engineering, added: “After an extensive market review, we selected IFS for its experience in the industry, strong existing reference customers and its complementary fit with our long-term MRO strategy. With IFS fleet maintenance planning software, we can automate processes that were previously manual and labor intensive, improve team collaboration by allowing planners to work on a single plan simultaneously, and ultimately decrease aircraft downtime and maximize task yield.”