Empowering through-life availability of critical assets for commercial aviation, defense integrators and industry manufacturers.

Aerospace and Defense Industry Expertise

IFS has extensive knowledge of the aerospace and defense industry. Independently recognized as a leading, global supplier of enterprise software, we provide solutions for:

  • Aerospace and defense manufacturing
  • Commercial aviation
  • Defense
  • Fleet and asset management
  • Military logistics
  • Services and performance-based logistics

Our aerospace and defense industry experts are committed to ensuring the future success of our customers by providing best-in-class solutions and industry expertise to prepare them for what’s next.


Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers

IFS offers a single project-orientated ERP suite for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing. With tight project management control, IFS provides for full product lifecycle management of complex manufacturing projects or engineer-to-order requirements. Fully integrated functionality enables companies to manage projects from design to through-life support and phase out, while controlling contract costs, increasing supply chain efficiencies and adherence to export control regulations and achieving ISO compliance.


  • Contract Management and Control
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Manufacturing (Project Delivery, Engineer-to-order)
  • After-Sales Support
  • Program Centric Manufacturing
  • Cost Adherence and Control
  • Asset Tracking and Control
  • Export Control


Airlines & Fleet Operators

Airlines and fleet operators face high demands in today’s evolving market. The challenge is to effectively balance profitability and customer satisfaction without compromising safety and compliance.

The changing technological landscape is determining a rise in customer expectations and a more competitive market. In fact, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects air passenger growth to double by 2035, with an anticipated 7.2 billion people to travel by air over the next 20 years.

Meeting this challenge will require you to maximize efficiencies and deliver bottom-line value with enterprise software that’s designed to streamline your operations, support global scalability and embrace digital transformation.

To stay ahead of the competition and deliver on business objectives today, airlines and their suppliers will need to:

  • Optimize planning and forecasting
  • Meet safety requirements
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Comply with industry regulations
  • Identify and manage critical assets
  • Integrate enterprise-wide

IFS has an unrivaled understanding of market issues with more than 30 years of industry experience. Our aviation software is built on industry standards, so you aren’t locked into a proprietary technology and our flexible, modular architecture helps you to adapt and grow no matter where you are on your journey.


IFS Maintenix gives organizations the ability to run maintenance operations in real-time, with accurate configuration management and effective planning across multiple fleets. The power of IFS’s best-of-breed Maintenix product sits in its ability to define and manage the asset hierarchies that create ‘as designed’ and ‘as supported’ configuration baselines. Real-time validations ensure that an aircraft’s actual ‘as maintained’ configuration complies with the engineering rules defined in its baseline.

IFS software provides maintenance and execution with critical capabilities to plan, coordinate and execute a secure 360-degree operational maintenance program:

  • Heavy maintenance production planning and control
  • Line maintenance planning and execution
  • Comprehensive work packaging
  • Tool and resource management
  • Material and parts management
  • Component repair and shop manufacturing
  • Reliability trend & performance analysis

Airline planners face daily challenges. The first is to reduce maintenance costs and optimize resource utilization across short and long-term horizons. Then, there is the requirement to come up with answers to support strategic growth initiatives.

By introducing better planning capabilities, operators can make the most of the resources they have. Modern tools help meet the end goal of being able to cost effectively service aircraft and to generate the most revenue out of each aircraft. IFS has solutions to help.


Defense In-Service Support

Defense support software must enable defense contractors and the military to operate effectively within a challenging landscape of budget scrutiny, increased regulatory requirements, increasingly complex fleets of equipment, scarce resources, complex IT landscapes and demanding operational tasking.

Defense organizations and the military need software with a 360-degree command level view of processes, performance and value chains in order to:

  • Enhance operational efficiency
  • Optimize maintenance processes, resource planning, forecasting and maintenance visits
  • Improve use of facility capacity
  • Improve financial performance
  • Remain compliant with international operating standards
  • Optimize a scarce and expensive military and civilian workforce
  • Implement best practice supply chain processes

IFS offers software that can enable specific program support for assets in service, including land and sea assets, as well as communications systems and equipment. IFS Software Solutions can be deployed at the core of a systems integrator’s offering to their military customer, or implemented directly by the military end user or performance-based logistics (PBL) provider.

  • Affordable readiness – Precisely monitor asset availability rates and link policy changes to maintenance outcomes in order to achieve significant reductions in sustainment costs.
  • Optimize performance – Effectively plan and schedule maintenance based on real-time mission and asset utilization data, resource constraints and parts availability, without incurring costs due to oversupply.
  • Operational agility – Confidently react to unexpected events and changing mission profiles to reduce asset time-out-of-service and optimize operational readiness.
  • Total asset visibility – Actively manage the logistics network with an integrated, holistic approach for the achievement of targeted performance improvements and improved decision-making.
  • Deployed operations – Accurately identify assets, resources and required maintenance through in-theater visibility of operational, intermediate and depot maintenance and real-time total asset visibility (TAV) of globally deployed assets.

IFS offers management and manufacturing software to defense OEMs and equipment suppliers, with a full enterprise-wide product including finance and HR functionality, as well as manufacturing and lifecycle support capability.

  • Complete product lifecycle management
  • Mixed-mode manufacturing
  • Project pegging
  • Enterprise operational intelligence
  • After sales and customer service
  • Compliance and export control built-in

IFS offers software that enables defense enterprise organizations to operate efficiently. Whether they are trying to achieve departmental, facility or whole-force enterprise management, IFS products and solutions span HQ, logistics, fleet and asset management, asset readiness and operational intelligence and can be implemented by the government department themselves, private sector advisor or SI partner.

  • Whole force logistics management
  • Financial, performance and operational information for decision making
  • Configuration management, MRO and logistics
  • Facilities management
  • Workforce management and scheduling

As part of the holistic suite of defense capabilities provided by IFS, our facility management solutions support the software needs of a wide range of defense facilities, including Shipyards, Operational Bases, Training Facilities, Air Fields and Maintenance Depots. Some examples of defense facilities supported by IFS include:

  • Large-scale refit facilities for complex assets
  • Operational military bases
  • Service technicians operating within defense properties
  • Training centres – asset and facilities sustainment


Independent MRO

Independent maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations bear the challenge of delivering on the highest quality of service while achieving competitive turnaround times (TAT) and delivering aircraft, engines or other complex assets and component availability to the expectations of their customers within an industry renowned for uncovering the unknown.

Today, airlines are signaling their intent to outsource maintenance—including airframe, engine and line maintenance—and are looking to model their spend on outcomes. In fact, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects airline outsourced MRO spending to increase by 45 percent over the next decade.

In order to take advantage of this huge business opportunity, you must maximize MRO competitiveness and deliver top- and bottom-line value with evolutionary enterprise software that is designed to streamline your operations–from client opportunity management, through to bidding & quoting; visit planning & preparation; executing maintenance to contract; client progress & performance reporting; and commercial invoicing.

IFS provides an unrivaled understanding of market issues and more than 30 years of industry experience. Our aviation MRO software is built on industry standards, so you aren’t locked into a proprietary technology, and our flexible, modular architecture helps you to adapt and grow no matter where you are on your journey.


Deliver dependable, competitive TAT, eliminate work at risk, and incorporate and institutionalize lean processes.

IFS offers a built-for-purpose Airframe MRO solution for Part 145 Service Providers and OEMs, featuring:

  • Enterprise-wide process insight and control
  • Steadfast monitoring of production progress against the plan, quote, and contract
  • More accurate non-routine estimates
  • Workforce resources and maintenance process optimization, with improved parts availability and intelligent procurement
  • Minimized contract contingencies that safeguard critical margins
  • Increased customer service, increased availability with minimized turnaround times

Deliver optimized maintenance, improved reliability and enhanced operational efficiency.

IFS offers a solution for Engine and Complex Assembly MRO supporting a number of Tier 1 operators, OEMs and Service Providers, featuring:

  • Enterprise-wide asset management
  • Support for Part 145 and Part M Repair Station processes complete with advanced regulatory and safety compliance functionality
  • Scarce and expensive workforce resources and maintenance process optimization, with better parts availability and smarter procurement
  • Stronger financial performance and improved reliability and maintainability
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and control with improved use of facility capacity
  • Increased customer service, increased availability with minimized turnaround times
  • Support for the Engine Center gates process

Deliver optimized turn times, capability and capacity planning, and invoice efficiency.

IFS offers a solution for Component MRO supporting service providers around the globe, featuring:

  • Comprehensive functional scope servicing thousands of mechanical and avionics component types
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and control with improved use of facility capacity
  • Enterprise-wide process visibility and control
  • Workforce resources and maintenance process optimization, with improved parts availability and procurement
  • Increased customer service, increased component availability with minimized turnaround times


Military Operators

IFS delivers military logistics solutions that enable an integrated approach to strategic planning of support, logistics operations, and effective maintenance of military assets. Including fleet and asset management, maintenance repair and overhaul, acquisition, storage, distribution, disposal and resource planning—within a single defense solution.

  • Fleet and Asset Management
  • Heavy Maintenance
  • Complex Assembly MRO
  • Component MRO
  • Enterprise Operational Intelligence
  • Supply chain and warehouse management
  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
  • Line Maintenance