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Affinity Selects IFS Software for UK Military Flight Training System

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 10, 2016
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G120TP aircraft
G120TP aircraft. Photo: Grob Aircraft

[Avionics Today 05-10-2016] Affinity Flying Training Services has chosen IFS Application 9 and IFS Managed Cloud as one integrated solution for aircraft maintenance and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The agreement with IFS, including licenses, is valued at approximately $1.7 million for the first six years of the 18-year contract.

Affinity Flying Services Limited secured a $721 million contract in February to provide the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its partner Ascent Flight Training with the aircraft for the fixed-wing portion of the U.K. Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. Affinity, an Elbit Systems and Kellogg Brown & Root joint venture, will replace legacy MOD fleets with 38 modern training aircraft as well as simulators and classroom learning for aircrew across the U.K. Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and Army Air Corps. The contract includes the designing, delivering, and managing of the fixed-wing training service until 2033.

As part of this, IFS Applications 9 and the IFS Managed Cloud solution will provide Affinity with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and ERP software for the business. Affinity will provide a fixed-wing training aircraft and maintenance to support U.K. fixed-wing military flying training to ensure availability of Grob G 120TP Prefect, Beechcraft Texan T-6C, and the Embraer Phenom 100 training aircraft.

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