Published21 March 2022
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Fast growing Viva Air selects IFS for aviation maintenance and fleet planning

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  • Latin American-based low-cost carrier chooses IFS to support growing MRO footprint including engineering, planning, execution, and materials
  • IFS solution to be deployed in the cloud and rolled out across growing Viva Air fleet of 21 aircraft to support the airline’s ambitious expansion plans

Ottawa, Canada, November 4, 2021IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications company, today announced Viva Air has selected IFS to support its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and fleet planning operations. As one of Latin America’s leading low-cost carriers with ambitious expansion plans across South and North America, Viva Air will deploy IFS software to support maintenance planning and execution across its growing fleet of aircraft.

Over the last decade Viva Air has grown rapidly across Latin America and now serves 20+ routes within Colombia and Peru, as well as international routes to Mexico and a growing number of daily flights to the U.S. The company has a vision to establish itself as the leading low-cost airline in Latin America, with planned international expansion into Brazil, Argentina, Chile and more countries in the region. The airline currently operates 21 Airbus A320-200 and A320neo aircraft, with fleet size expected to more than double over the next five years.

Advanced maintenance software was required to match these aggressive expansion plans. Following an extensive evaluation, the decision was made to move to a cloud-based maintenance management system provided by IFS. IFS MRO and fleet planning software will provide visibility across the entire Viva Air network, bringing multiple disparate systems to a single view in order to more effectively scale the organization.  

“After a rigorous procurement process, it was decided IFS provided the best technological solution for the Latin American market, particularly in terms of providing support for a single airline operating with multiple Air Operator's Certificate (AOCs), with further AOCs planned,” said Francisco Lalinde, COO at Viva Air. “IFS provides Viva Air with a strong cloud-based foundation to grow in lockstep with our planned business, fleet and route expansions in the years to come.”

The cloud solution will be implemented and hosted by IFS partner Tsunami Tsolutions. Viva Air is the latest commercial airline customer to select IFS, joining other airline operators across the Americas including LATAM, Copa Airlines, Cape Air, PSA Airlines and more.

Scott Helmer, President, Aerospace and Defense, at IFS, added that “this selection continues to demonstrate that IFS is the maintenance planning and execution solution of choice in the Americas and globally. Airlines realize that IFS maintenance software provides the perfect balance between fleet utilization and maintenance efficiency, ultimately translating into smoother operations to delight passengers at the all-important Moment of Service™, when their flight takes off on time and delivers them to their intended destination.”

About Viva Air

Viva Air is the leading low-cost airline in Latin America. It currently operates 30 domestic routes in Colombia, 5 domestic routes in Peru, and seven international routes to the United States, Mexico and Peru. In its nine-year history, it has transported more than 28 million passengers. In 2021, it named Medellín as its official hub for domestic and international operations. Recognized for its proven biosecurity protocols, punctuality and having one of the most modern fleets in Latin America, with 21 Airbus 320 aircrafts, Viva Air continues its path of expansion by bringing air equity to the regions it touches with its promise to always offer low fares.

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service™. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.