Boeing to Market Enterprise Maintenance Software

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Company

    SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to further expand its digital
 services, The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA) has entered into an alliance with
 Ramco Systems Ltd. to complete a new software offering called
 Enterprise One(TM), a comprehensive maintenance management system for
 airlines.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     Under terms of the agreement, Ramco will supply key software modules to
 Boeing.  Several of the modules are designed specifically to support the work
 of airline engineering staffs.  Other modules cover logistics functions,
 including spares procurement and inventory transactions.
     Another component of the new enterprise system supports maintenance
 planning and scheduling.  This module, known as MaintStream(TM), is already in
 service with selected airlines and was developed by Boeing subsidiary
 AeroInfo Systems of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.  Boeing acquired
 AeroInfo last year as part of an ongoing program to expand offerings in the
 aviation services market.
     Ramco Systems, based in Chennai, India, has 15 offices worldwide.  The
 firm provides software and systems development expertise to a highly
 diversified customer base that includes companies in the manufacturing,
 telecommunications, transportation and finance sectors.
     "The teaming of Boeing, Ramco and AeroInfo creates a synergy that delivers
 a total maintenance solution to the airline industry," said Rich Higgins,
 Boeing vice president of Maintenance Engineering & Publications.  "It reflects
 Boeing as a global business -- we conducted an international search to find
 the right software technology and combined that with Boeing expertise in
 system integration, innovative design and customer service."
     Higgins said the Enterprise One system will help airlines increase
 airplane utilization, decrease costs and improve overall business processes.
     All of the modules of the system are designed to integrate seamlessly
 together, forming a robust platform.  At the same time, the modular design
 makes it easy for airlines to tailor the system to meet the specific needs of
 their fleets.
     With the engineering modules, airline engineers can keep track of
 airworthiness directives and service bulletins, and create, edit, track and
 distribute engineering orders and authorizations as well as fleet directives.
     The logistics modules provide comprehensive software tools to support
 spare parts procurement and inventory transactions.  An advanced management
 function allows users to closely monitor the service histories of high-cost
 components.
     Using the maintenance module, airlines can streamline regulatory
 compliance reporting and tailor maintenance programs for each airplane.  Among
 other features, this module helps organize maintenance task cards, optimizes
 maintenance schedules, generates work packages and even supports bidding of
 contract work over the Internet.
     Enterprise One is the latest addition to a family of Boeing Digital(TM)
 products and services supporting airline operations.  Other offerings include
 advanced software to aid mechanics in troubleshooting aircraft.  In addition,
 Boeing fleet operators can access MyBoeingFleet.com, a convenient Web site
 providing up-to-date technical information.
 
 

SOURCE Boeing Company
    SEATTLE, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to further expand its digital
 services, The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA) has entered into an alliance with
 Ramco Systems Ltd. to complete a new software offering called
 Enterprise One(TM), a comprehensive maintenance management system for
 airlines.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     Under terms of the agreement, Ramco will supply key software modules to
 Boeing.  Several of the modules are designed specifically to support the work
 of airline engineering staffs.  Other modules cover logistics functions,
 including spares procurement and inventory transactions.
     Another component of the new enterprise system supports maintenance
 planning and scheduling.  This module, known as MaintStream(TM), is already in
 service with selected airlines and was developed by Boeing subsidiary
 AeroInfo Systems of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.  Boeing acquired
 AeroInfo last year as part of an ongoing program to expand offerings in the
 aviation services market.
     Ramco Systems, based in Chennai, India, has 15 offices worldwide.  The
 firm provides software and systems development expertise to a highly
 diversified customer base that includes companies in the manufacturing,
 telecommunications, transportation and finance sectors.
     "The teaming of Boeing, Ramco and AeroInfo creates a synergy that delivers
 a total maintenance solution to the airline industry," said Rich Higgins,
 Boeing vice president of Maintenance Engineering & Publications.  "It reflects
 Boeing as a global business -- we conducted an international search to find
 the right software technology and combined that with Boeing expertise in
 system integration, innovative design and customer service."
     Higgins said the Enterprise One system will help airlines increase
 airplane utilization, decrease costs and improve overall business processes.
     All of the modules of the system are designed to integrate seamlessly
 together, forming a robust platform.  At the same time, the modular design
 makes it easy for airlines to tailor the system to meet the specific needs of
 their fleets.
     With the engineering modules, airline engineers can keep track of
 airworthiness directives and service bulletins, and create, edit, track and
 distribute engineering orders and authorizations as well as fleet directives.
     The logistics modules provide comprehensive software tools to support
 spare parts procurement and inventory transactions.  An advanced management
 function allows users to closely monitor the service histories of high-cost
 components.
     Using the maintenance module, airlines can streamline regulatory
 compliance reporting and tailor maintenance programs for each airplane.  Among
 other features, this module helps organize maintenance task cards, optimizes
 maintenance schedules, generates work packages and even supports bidding of
 contract work over the Internet.
     Enterprise One is the latest addition to a family of Boeing Digital(TM)
 products and services supporting airline operations.  Other offerings include
 advanced software to aid mechanics in troubleshooting aircraft.  In addition,
 Boeing fleet operators can access MyBoeingFleet.com, a convenient Web site
 providing up-to-date technical information.
 
 SOURCE  Boeing Company

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