Wipro to provide MRO support to Japanese airliner ANA

As part of its drive to increase its presence in the airline sector, Wipro Technologies, says it is strengthening its focus on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) segment.

As a part of this expansion, Wipro plans to leverage its three-year relationship with Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) to transform its material management system.

ANA, with its fleet of 209 aircraft, is the first airline in the world to procure the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is embarking on transforming of its legacy materials management system to support the new fleet, in line with the expansion of its business at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, which will  have its fourth runway ready in 2010.

Wipro will deliver materials management system to ANA that will help proactively manage the parts life cycle. The system will strengthen regulatory compliance, predict parts demand better and help manage inventory levels. The new materials management system will be built in a scalable, flexible platform.

The state-of-the-art system will help ANA increase its cost competitiveness, improve the quality of its aircraft part maintenance business and improve asset management. Wipro will manage the complete programme, delivering services such as application development, programme management and vendor management thereby enabling ANA to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

Commenting on selecting Wipro as a strategic partner, Takanori Yukishige, SVP, ANA, information technology services, said, "We are starting a new journey and this programme will set a benchmark for our future way of doing business. We look forward to further leveraging our partnership with Wipro to gain competitive advantage."