Southwest Airlines goes live with IFS maintenance management for entire Boeing 737 fleet

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 7 ©IFS

IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications company, has released that Southwest Airlines has deployed IFS as its enterprise maintenance management standard to optimise operational performance by safeguarding aircraft reliability and availability. IFS is now live across the airline’s total fleet of almost 730 aircraft including the Boeing 737-700, 737-800 and 737 MAX 8.

Southwest, the U.S.’ largest domestic carrier by enplanements, servicing over 100 destinations, has undertaken an initiative to replace multiple legacy maintenance and compliance systems to harmonise mission critical processes into a single solution. This solution allows Southwest to stay true and focused on its principles of quality and compliance, while further modernising its processes.

Now live, the IFS solution provides Southwest maintenance personnel the information they need to streamline configuration control and compliance management processes. The additional insights delivered by IFS are helping drive efficiencies through the transformation and automation of processes enabled with a mobile user experience. As part of its MRO digital transformation, Southwest conducted an end-to-end review and refinement of its processes to identify a greater optimisation of its technical operations as well as promote a more digital way of working and moving away from paper. The digitisation of processes is also positively impacting compliance by providing real-time validation at the point of maintenance.

Southwest becomes the latest airline to deploy IFS, alongside other industry leaders that include Air France-KLM Group, China Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Qantas, and more.

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