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Southwest Airlines Opts for IFS Maintenance Management for Boeing 737 Fleet

Our Bureau - : Apr 27, 2022 - : 1:45 am

Southwest Airlines has deployed IFS as its enterprise maintenance management standard to optimise operational performance by safeguarding aircraft reliability and availability.

IFS is now live across the airline’s total fleet of almost 730 aircraft including the Boeing 737-700, 737-800 and 737 MAX 8.

Now live, the IFS solution provides Southwest maintenance personnel the information they need to streamline configuration control and compliance management processes. The additional insights delivered by IFS are helping drive efficiencies through the transformation and automation of processes enabled with a mobile user experience.

Southwest becomes the latest airline to deploy IFS, alongside other industry leaders that include Air France-KLM Group, China Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Qantas, and more.

“Effectively operating and delivering a fleet of safe and reliable aircraft is our utmost priority and this starts with maintenance. IFS gives us the peace of mind and control we need to not only maximise the airtime of our fleet but deliver what is important to our customers—on-time flights and a great travel experience,” said Landon Nitschke, Southwest Airlines Senior Vice President, Technical Operations. “The value of IFS does not stop at aircraft maintenance—the solution’s open architecture means we have embedded it and made it an integral component of our enterprise-wide IT ecosystem.”

“Southwest is an innovator among the world’s airlines, and this milestone achievement speaks to the company’s ambition and commitment to excellence,” said Scott Helmer, IFS President, Aerospace and Defence. “Throughout this project, IFS demonstrated an ability to handle the scale and volumetrics of the world’s largest airlines and was subjected to load testing that simulated a fleet of 1,000 aircraft.”


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