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Emirates signs multi-million pound deal with IFS to manage engine overhaul facility

The airline has selected IFS Applications 8 and implementation will complete in 2014

Emirates airline has selected IFS Applications 8 to manage its new engine overhaul facility in Dubai, in a deal that is worth in excess of $6 million (£3.9 million).

The facility was announced in 2011, will cover 90,000 square metres and serve as Emirates' in-house facility for engine overhauls. The implementation of IFS Applications 8 is due to complete in the first half of 2014.

IFS' applications will support all business processes at the facility including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and corporate performance management. The apps will service up to 300 engines a year.

"Emirates is one of the world's most dynamic airlines and its new engine overhaul facility will undoubtedly set new industry standards in MRO process efficiency," said Ian Fleming, managing director at IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

It was revealed last year that Babcock International is in the process of consolidating five instances of its IFS ERP system into one, in a multi-million pound project that follows the consolidation of the group's IT estate into a centralised infrastructure.


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