Strategic Asset Management Flies High

Atlantic Coast Airlines selects software to maintain its aircraft, improve efficiency

Bedford, MA  November 5, 2002  MRO Software Inc., a provider of strategic asset management solutions, this week announced that Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) has completed its implementation of MAXIMO. ACA operates in the Eastern and Midwestern United States as United Express, and as part of the Delta Connection program in the Eastern United States and Canada.

ACA said it is now using MAXIMO to manage all maintenance activities for its fleet of 132 aircraft at five locations for both line and heavy maintenance plus all procurement and parts inventory handling. "ACA's bottom line depends on highly efficient maintenance of its aircraft fleet under exacting standards and in an intensely competitive environment," said Bill Sawyer, executive vice president, operations, MRO Software.

The airline added that it believes the implementation is going to assist in meeting its commitment to create an integrated work management process to deliver improved performance, streamlined operations and reduced maintenance costs.

ACA selected MRO Software's MAXIMO strategic asset management solution after an evaluation process, and the implementation was completed in early October. In addition to managing ACA's core assets, MAXIMO is also integrated with ACA's financial applications and its Flight Log System to provide a real-time, single source of vital information.

"We're constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiency and increase our ability to scale our maintenance organization as the company continues to grow," said Tom Moore, president and chief operating officer, ACA. "One of our primary goals has been to better support our rapidly expanding maintenance program and create greater efficiency in our inventory processes. We believe MAXIMO will help us reach that goal."

ACA's maintenance activities are conducted at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.