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magine being able to accurately monitor all aspects of your MRO’s business operations on a truly end-to- end basis. That’s the power of aviation- specific enterprise management software (aviation software). “Aviation maintenance software allows users to grow revenues, reduce costs, and improve regulatory compliance,” says Kirk Baugher, executive vice president, Business Development with Pentagon 2000 Software. “It is a profoundly powerful platform that brings all elements of your business together, so that you have an accurate bird’s-eye view of what’s going on.”


“The logic for having a totally integrated management system especially applies to companies who have an FBO, a flight school, charters, and have separate systems for each of them,” adds Traci Lynch, sales manager for Horizon Business Concepts’ TotalFBO Software. “If you have one system that is used by all of your company’s divisions, you have far more control over your costs and a far


better understanding of what is driving your business. In other words, you can make intelligent decisions based on real data, and accurately forecast where your business is going.”


This said, truly useful aviation maintenance software covers the nitty- gritty details as well as the big picture. “It is not enough that a system track Engineering Order compliance,” says John Stone. He is Ramco’s director of Product & Market Management, Global Aviation Solutions/Enterprise Systems & Services, Americas. “Today’s expectation is that the system contains a mechanism to author the EO, provision parts and tooling, establish a modification plan, allocate capital improvement costs to the value of the asset being modified, provide mechanisms to plan and schedule the modification within the compliance window and at a location with the capacity and capabilities to perform the modification, update the maintenance program automatically upon completion and easily report the status of the entire


mod program to the regulatory bodies and upper management.” With airlines looking to reduce costs, taking a more aggressive approach to outsourcing and reducing the amount of stock on hand, MROs and OEMs are seeing more opportunities to expand services by providing comprehensive “total supply chain collaboration” packages. Irving, Texas-based Aeroxchange says it can help by offering a unified set of eCommerce solutions for managing repair, component support contracts, logistics, and alerts. The company says these combined solutions give MROs and OEMs visibility and increased efficiency under one neutral platform. “By providing unprecedented level of business process visibility, supply chain collaboration, real-time data sharing, and control over key fulfillment processes OEMs and MROs will see a decrease in the costs of managing their supply chain while at the same time, ensuring the highest level of service for their customers,” says Al Koszarek, president and CEO for Aeroxchange.


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