Canadian enterprise software provider IFS earlier this month announced that the low cost airline headquartered in Colombia Long live has chosen IFS to support its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and fleet planning operations. As the fastest growing airline in Latin America, with ambitious expansion plans in South and North America, Viva Air will deploy IFS software to support maintenance planning and execution in its growing Airbus A320 fleet.
Viva’s vision is to establish itself as the leading low-cost airline in Latin America, already serving routes to Colombia, Peru, Mexico and the United States, with international expansion planned to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and more. countries in the region. The airline currently operates 23 Airbus A320-200 and A320neo aircraft, with more than 30 aircraft currently on order with Airbus.
Advanced maintenance software was needed to match these aggressive expansion plans. After a thorough evaluation, Viva chose a cloud-based maintenance management system provided by IFS. IFS MRO and fleet planning software will provide visibility across the entire Viva network, bringing together multiple disparate systems into one view to more effectively scale the organization.
“After a rigorous procurement process, it was decided that IFS offered the best technological solution for the Latin American market, especially in terms of supporting a single airline operating with multiple air carrier certificates (AOC ), with other AOCs planned ”, said Francisco Lalinde, COO at Viva Air. “IFS provides Viva Air with a solid cloud-based foundation to grow in step with the planned expansion of our business, fleet and routes in the years to come. “
The cloud solution will be implemented and hosted by a US-based systems integrator Tsunami Tsolutions. Viva is the latest commercial airline customer to select IFS, joining other airlines including LATAM, Copa Airlines, Cap Air, PSA Airlines, subsidiary of American Airlines and more.
“This selection continues to demonstrate that IFS is the maintenance planning and execution solution of choice in the Americas and globally. Airlines are realizing that IFS maintenance software strikes the perfect balance between fleet utilization and maintenance efficiency, ultimately resulting in smoother operations to keep passengers happy at the most important time of the day. service, when their flight takes off on time and gets them to their intended destination, ”said Scott Helmer, president, Aerospace and Defense, IFS.
PHOTO ABOVE: Felix Antelo, CEO of Viva, stands in front of a GE LEAP 1A turbofan engine mounted on one of the airline’s brand new Airbus A320neo painted in its breast cancer awareness livery. (Photo © Loren Moss)