FOR RELEASE Tuesday, September 12, 2006
PLANO, Texas and DEN BOSCH, Netherlands – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Fokker Services has implemented its Teamcenter™ digital lifecycle management software to centrally manage all product information for the fleet of 900 Fokker aircraft and services related to other aircraft types to improve service delivery and regulatory compliance. Fokker Services, an integrated MRO services provider, successfully automated its product data management environment by implementing Teamcenter to ensure service continuity and growth potential for the company. Fokker Services has been a Teamcenter customer since 1999.
“It was a fact that we had to change to a fully digital workflow, as a paper-based organization can’t cope with the regulatory requirements of today’s aerospace industry,” said Andries Tieleman, director ICT, Fokker Services.
The chief engineer of Fokker Services, Rudi den Hertog, stated, “Our choice to implement Teamcenter has proven to be one of the most important decisions in the last ten years as it discloses all know-how and know-why from our fleet. This simplifies our workflow dramatically and allows us to fully concentrate on future developments.”
Fokker Services is responsible for supporting the worldwide community of Fokker aircraft. The service provider takes care of the maintenance, modification and repair of the Fokker fleet and ensures the airworthiness of all types of Fokker aircrafts. Besides servicing the Fokker fleet, Fokker Services increasingly offers support to aircraft from other manufacturers. As innovation is critical to the industry, Fokker Services offers a customized service program that fully supports the fleet development cycle, from market analysis, aircraft acquisition and start-up through mature operation.
“Business topics such as regulatory compliance and synchronization of the value chain are becoming more critical for companies competing in a global environment. We continue to enable our customers to fulfill these challenges and we look forward to continuing our business relationship with Fokker Services,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East & Africa, UGS.
To ensure the long-term operation of aircrafts, product knowledge is a central element in Fokker Services’ practice. Because of stringent legislation, any change in manuals or product specifications must be traceable. Managing all product-related data and documents from legacy applications, including CAD applications, Teamcenter allows Fokker Services to control the configurations of all aircrafts in use, while ensuring regulatory compliance. The capability of managing the complete portfolio of outstanding contracts in Teamcenter ensures the central registration of terms, notice and renewal dates and allows Fokker Services to anticipate renewals early in the process.
Today’s leading manufacturing companies are finding their value chain – customers, partners, and suppliers – to be a strategic weapon in the battle for profitable growth. Fokker Services also deploys Teamcenter for e-communications through an online service, www.myfokkerfleet.com, a community-focused internet e-communication Web center that is available to Fokker aircraft owners and operators as well as aviation authorities. Customers can access up-to-date information about their fleet at any time and order spare parts in a safe and controlled environment, as all product information is integrated.
For more information about Teamcenter, visit www.ugs.com/products/teamcenter.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
Fokker Services is a company of the Netherlands-based Stork Aerospace. Stork Aerospace develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aviation and aerospace industry, and supplies integrated services and products to aircraft owners and operators. The group achieved a turnover of € 551 million in 2005 with 3,385 employees out of the total Stork turnover of €1.82 billion. For more information on Fokker Services, visit http://www.fokkerservices.com.
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