KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has chosen Chennai-based Ramco Systems’ Aviation Suite 5.7 to replace all its existing ageing critical enterprise-wide engineering solutions.
Built specifically for the aviation sector, the suite caters to airlines, rotor wing operators, CAMOs (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations), air cargo as well as third party MROs (Maintenance, Repair and Overhauls), among others.
The rip-and-replace project will take about 15 to 20 months to complete.
According to Ramco chief executive officer Virender Aggarwal, once done, the suite — which integrates business processes and people, company-wide — will serve the entire engineering functions for Malaysia Airlines group including Firefly, MASwings and MASkargo, and also support its MRO services.
“From the cockpit to the tarmac and the hangar, Malaysia Airlines’ engineering and MRO operations can now be integrated more effectively, while several corporate functions such as human resources, payroll and optimisation, can be streamlined more intelligently, as well as prepare for future expansion,” he said.
Additionally, he claims that the solutions help aviation businesses bring in best practices into all engineering and maintenance operations, and reduce overhead costs. However, he did not provide figures in terms of cost savings for Malaysia Airlines.
The Malaysia Airlines deal represents the single largest deal secured by Ramco.