In an effort to bring its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility on to a common IT platform, the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) has entered into an agreement with Ramco Systems Limited - an aviation software solutions major.

A statement issued by the airline said the software would help automate the business processes of line and heavy maintenance, component and engine maintenance, planning and control, material procurement, inventory, payments and accounting functions, among others. In addition, it would also help increase productivity of all resources.

According to it, the software would also be integrated with corporate ERP solutions in the near future. The move is also intended to increase aircraft availability, reduce inventory, ensure quicker turnaround times apart from ensuring cost effectiveness.

The benefits of the solution include an improvement in the turnaround time of the business processes, leading to increased aircraft availability, reduced float requirement and consequent reduction in inventory. This would also enable the airline to improve its revenue earning through more third party MRO jobs.

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