Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today it will supply its Enterprise One software to China Airlines. The Taipei-based carrier will deploy components of Enterprise One to standardize management of airplane configurations and maintenance requirements across its entire fleet of airplanes.
Enterprise One consists of a collection of modules designed to directly support control, planning and execution for line, heavy and shop maintenance. Other available modules provide enabling support for both engineering and materials management functions. In addition, data adapters and Web services enable customers to establish information exchanges with legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to create an end-to-end solution for aircraft maintenance and engineering.
"China Airlines, as the largest fleet operator of Boeing 747-400 Freighters, is working closely with Boeing for the continuous improvement of its fleet maintenance operations, and the implementation of Enterprise One is one of our strategic improvement programs," said Steven W.T. Lee, Senior VP Engineering & Maintenance, China Airlines. "We are looking forward to the successful phased implementation of the solution starting with engineering, planning and production control followed by logistics management."
The agreement follows extensive collaboration between Boeing and China Airlines to fully understand the airline's operational requirements and select the specific modules that best meet those needs. In addition, the two companies developed detailed plans to ensure a smooth transition from CAL's existing systems. Implementation and deployment efforts will begin this month in a phased effort to be completed in 2006.