Viva Air awards MRO software contract to IFS

Low-cost carrier Viva Air has awarded an MRO software contract to IFS, a cloud enterprise applications company.

Under the agreement, IFS’s MRO and fleet planning software will support the Latin American airline’s maintenance planning and execution across its fleet of aircraft.

Viva Air currently operates 21 Airbus A320-200 and A320neo aircraft, which the airline said it expects to more than double over the next five years.

Viva Air’s COO Francisco Lalinde said: “After a rigorous procurement process, it was decided IFS provided the best technological solution for the Latin American market, particularly in terms of providing support for a single airline operating with multiple Air Operators Certificates (AOCs), with further planned.

“IFS provides Viva Air with a strong cloud-based foundation to grow in lockstep with our planned business, fleet and route expansions in the years to come.”

IFS’ software will provide “visibility across the entire Viva Air network”, the airline said, “bringing multiple disparate systems to a single view in order to more effectively scale the organisation”.

“This selection continues to demonstrate that IFS is the maintenance planning and execution solution of choice in the Americas region and globally,” said IFS’ Aerospace and Defence president Scott Helmer. “Airlines realise that IFS maintenance software provides the perfect balance between fleet utilisation and maintenance efficiency, ultimately translating into smoother operations.”

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