by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

With maintenance a major operational cost area for all airlines – according to the International Civil Aviation Organization maintenance now costs more than fuel or crew expenses – there is no escaping the fact that containing maintenance costs is central to unlocking greater profitability in a fiercely competitive market. Effective planning across multiple horizons –…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Charles E. Taylor may not be a household name, but to those in the A&D industry he is known as the father of aviation maintenance. Taylor was the mechanical mastermind behind some of the Wright brothers’ most famous triumphs back in the early 1900s and was a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

In my first blog on the transformation facing military in-service support, I looked at how next generation defense equipment – ranging from simple assets to the more complex – is changing the way military support is delivered and managed. But carefully structured support models will be essential to meet the unique demands of different forces…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

It’s been ten years since I left Mxi Technologies – a lot has changed since then. It’s good to be back as part of the IFS management team. It’s an exciting time in the aviation world. In commercial aviation, the huge growth in passenger numbers is creating fresh opportunities for IFS, particularly in Asia and…

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Enterprise operational intelligence for aerospace and defense

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

IFS EOI has been deployed numerous times by A&D organizations to solve challenges of a differing nature. What is IFS EOI? This webcast will look at why IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence™ (EOI) is on the forefront of our maturity model for business analytics. Learn why IFS EOI is more than the sum of its component…

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Fleet Optimization

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

I love airports. Perhaps it is the time of year or the fact that every time I step into an airport I am reminded of that endearing scene from Love Actually, “Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

The world of civil aviation is one of the world’s most highly regulated and asset-intensive industries. Strict International safety regulation, rising passenger demand and high-value complex assets are just some of the pressures the industry must deal with on a daily basis. Squeezing profit from operations in this environment is vital, but difficult. With maintenance…

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2017 defense industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defense industry to adapt. While defense budgets are under scrutiny in the West, defense spending is increasing dramatically in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, opening new markets for growth and opportunity. It truly is an industry in flux. Here Graham…

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IFS Mxi

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Strategy

Today IFS announced the acquisition of Mxi Technologies Ltd., a market leader in the Aviation Maintenance Software (AMS) sector. By combining IFS and Mxi, we are now uniquely placed to serve the global aviation and defense market with the industry’s best software, solutions, and people. Industry analyst, Diogenis Papiomytis, who is the Director of Aerospace…

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