In a move to improve its current fleet, Malaysia Airlines has struck a deal with Ramco Systems from Chennai, India that saw the IT firm provide full aviation solutions to the carrier. This includes repair, maintenance and overhaul support for a fleet of 145+ planes.
The full aviation solutions were said to be completed in just eleven months.
In an announcement to the media, the carrier said this will drastically improve the efficiency of its planes and also decrease the aircraft-on-ground time by making the planes more airworthy.
300 Malaysia Airlines Engineers Equipped with Ramco Software
Ramco Systems has equipped about 300 engineers from Malaysia Airlines with a software that enables them to streamline or automate many of the otherwise complicated engineering operations. This should bring great improvements to the inventory management and hangar maintenance, as well as make compliance checks faster and easier, the company explained.
The largest airline in Malaysia will now also reduce the time needed for the spare parts to get from the supplier to the hangar or warehouse where it is requested.
The solutions also include new billing and compliance, which will allow Malaysia Airlines to advance its efficiency and boost overhaul, repair and maintenance.
According to Ramco Systems, another 800 airline operational and engineering staff should be connected to their platform by July 2015.
Speaking about this partnership Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said:
The net effect is a dramatic improvement in engineering efficiency, optimized fleet management, and reduction in aircraft on-ground time.
Chief Executive Officer of Ramco Systems Virendrer Aggarwal said:
We are extremely happy to witness a record time go-live of a strategic implementation at Malaysia Airlines. Our teams defied great odds to achieve the impossible for a landmark project of a great importance for both sides. We thank Malaysia Airlines for their faith in Ramco as a trusted partner.