Saudi Arabia based Middle East Propulsion selects IFS Applications for MRO

by Agency News   9 December, 2016
Saudi Arabia based Middle East Propulsion selects IFS Applications for MRO

Middle East Propulsion Company is the sole military engine shop in Saudi Arabia and provides MRO support for the Pratt and Whitney F100 engines powering the Boeing F-15 fighter aircraft operated by the RSAF. (Image Shutterstock)

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Middle East Propulsion Company has selected IFS Applications to help manage key operations at its Riyadh facility such as MRO, finance, supply chain, document management, HR, and payroll. In 2012, Middle East Propulsion Company opened its 194,000 square-foot MRO facility in Riyadh, close to the city’s King Khalid International Airport.

Middle East Propulsion Company is the sole military engine shop in Saudi Arabia and provides MRO support for the Pratt and Whitney F100 engines powering the Boeing F-15 fighter aircraft operated by the RSAF.

The IFS solution will allow Middle East Propulsion Company to execute all aspects of its MRO operations, from hangar entry to exit—with integrated support for finance and HR. End-to-end visibility will extend across personal areas of responsibility, ensuring focus is kept on what is strategically important.

Business intelligence is built into IFS Applications, enabling operators to analyse key performance indicators using predictive analytics to show the full impact of processes on overall MRO performance, as well as the effect a decision has on operations in real time.

“Rather than continuing to use a combination of different business systems, we required a single, integrated solution to manage our complete business operations at the critically important Riyadh facility,” said Abdullah Al Omari, Chief Executive Officer at Middle East Propulsion Company. “The 360-degree visibility provided by IFS Applications allows us to maximise maintenance efficiency and react quickly to potential performance issues, which is important in the fast-paced military support environment.”

Luis Ortega, Managing Director for Middle East, Africa and South Asia at IFS added, “The selection of IFS Applications to support the Middle East Propulsion Company facility, which is integral to military operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, demonstrates the strength of the engine MRO capability in IFS Applications. The RSAF is one of the most advanced fighting forces in the world, and we are delighted to be supporting Middle East Propulsion Company with our market-leading engine MRO solution to keep its aircraft available and operational around the clock.”

The Middle East Propulsion Company was formed in 1992 as a joint venture partnership and is an Economic Offset Company which exists under the Economic Offset Programme of Saudi Arabia. EOP is an innovative investment programme established in 1989 to help form profitable businesses in Saudi Arabia. Designed to attract foreign investment, the programme encourages joint ventures between foreign and Saudi companies which promotes the expansion of the Saudi private sector through long term, mutually beneficial, collaborative business ventures.

Middle East Propulsion Company provides military engine depot-level maintenance for Royal Saudi Air Force RSAF aircraft and remains committed to being a world class provider for overhaul of engines, parts, and services.

IFS is a global vendor in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning ERP, enterprise asset management EAM and enterprise service management ESM. Founded in 1983, IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, and helps them be more agile and prepare for what’s next in their industry.

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Luis Ortega, Managing Director for Middle East, Africa and South Asia at IFS.

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