IBS’ MRO software gains traction in Japan

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, has opted for IBS’ iFlight MRO Aircraft Simulator Maintenance solution that 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.


IBS’ MRO software gains traction in Japan


All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, has opted for IBS’ iFlight MRO Aircraft Simulator Maintenance solution that 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 this equipment besides allowing them to be scheduled for various training sessions.

ANA has a fleet strength of 243 (as of November, 2014) aircraft and every pilot is trained on aircraft simulators before commercial operations. Hence it is imperative that simulators are defect-free and readily available for training requirements. Non-availability of this equipment or disruption in the trainings can result in a shortage of flightready pilots, impacting the commercial operations of the airline.

The solution is offered to ANA on a software-as-a-service mode from the IBS- managed data center in Japan. Speaking on this occasion, Yukihiko Sasaki, VP & head of Portfolio Management of the Airline noted: “We selected iFlight MRO through a stringent evaluation process that endorsed the capability of the product to meet our business requirements. We require the product to be implemented and fully integrated in to our IT system in very short duration with no room for any error. The product capability, along with the proven delivery track record of IBS improves the predictability of the implementation and minimises our risk.”