FOR RELEASE Tuesday, August 15, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Transport Canada, under a Canadian Public Works (PWGSC) government contract with EDS, is in the process of implementing Teamcenter® MRO software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution, to manage the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a significant variety of aircraft assets ranging from the Cessna single engine fixed wing aircraft up to the Bombardier Challenger series jets and also the Bell 206 rotary wing aircraft up to the Sikorsky 61N helicopter. The department will receive 464 licensed seats of Teamcenter as part of this agreement, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio.
Aircraft Services as the operational arm of Transport Canada works to provide flight operations support, aircraft and maintenance support to numerous government clients to ensure that Canadians have a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation system. This includes services to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans “Canadian Coast Guard”, Nav Canada, Transportation Safety Board, and the Department of National Defence.
Teamcenter’s MRO integrated solution has the ability to support asset tracking and all related MRO functions like maintenance planning, execution, material control, audit function and employee training/certification all of which are all needed in a airline type environment. The system will also be interfaced to legacy financial and flight operations systems to greatly improve the data integrity, as well as efficiency within Aircraft Services, allow greater availability and reliability of those fleets to the government of Canada.
“Transport Canada is committed to safety and efficiency and UGS’ Teamcenter provides Transport Canada a fully integrated MRO solution combining maintenance planning and execution, materials, and personal certification to insure that all aircraft are maintained to manufacturers specifications,” said Dave Shook, senior vice president and managing director, Americas, UGS. “Teamcenter delivers a best-in-class solution in a commercial, off-the-shelf package which provides savings over custom development reducing the costs associated with maintaining multiple systems.”
Teamcenter’s comprehensive suite of MRO solutions provides enterprises with total visibility to complex aerospace and defense assets. This visibility and Teamcenter’s configuration-driven MRO capabilities allow service teams to plan their maintenance operations more effectively, optimize the execution of their MRO-related processes and better manage an enterprise’s assets, parts, tools and equipment inventories.
For more information, 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.
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