Garuda Indonesia Airlines goes live with TCS MRO solution

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Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the go-live of a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) application programme with PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (Garuda Indonesia Airlines), Indonesia’s national airline, via its aircraft maintenance subsidiary GMF Aeroasia.

Garuda’s relationship with TCS began in 2012 when the airline sought a solution to upgrade, consolidate and enhance its MRO technology infrastructure which was spread across numerous applications from multiple vendors. The programme to implement the TCS SWIFT MRO platform moved from blueprint phase to go-live in 13 months, much faster than the typical MRO project that can take three to five years to complete. With the TCS SWIFT MRO solution, Garuda replaced over 50 legacy applications, implemented over 300 business processes, and migrated over 3 million records of data for 140 aircrafts and fitted parts into a unified solution. The first phase of the project, now live, comprises the SAP-based End-to-End Pre-Configured SWIFT MRO solution for MRO, supply chain processes, finance and human resources modules.

“Garuda went through a rigorous MRO vendor selection process, and we chose TCS’ SWIFT MRO solution based on Garuda’s futuristic roadmap, ease of enterprise integration, lower TCO and proven track record,” said Judi Rifajantoro, EVP Strategy, Business Development & Risk Management, Garuda Indonesia. “The first phase of Garuda’s MRO transformation is now complete and in production, and phase two is coming soon, further helping the airline deliver exemplary aircraft maintenance services in line with our strong growth and development of a global leading airline brand.”

“TCS is very excited to be the transformation partner for Garuda Indonesia’s MRO operations, providing rapid implementation of the industry-leading TCS SWIFT MRO solution”, said S. Sukanya, VP & Global Head of Travel Transportation and Hospitality Unit. “Asia is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world today, and the Garuda-TCS relationship shows outstanding synergies, best exemplified by the time to market of the solution. We look forward to further partnering with Garuda to help in their endeavour to meet their incredible growth, performance and safety targets.”

Garuda chose TCS’ MRO solution amongst competing vendor’s solutions based on a number of key factors. One was TCS’ proven record working with leading global airlines as well as its partnership with British Airways Engineering.

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