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Oracle Corporation

April 14, 2015 08:00 ET

IHI Streamlines Aircraft Engine Maintenance With Oracle Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Solution

Leading Machinery Manufacturer and Maintenance Service Provider and TIS Win the 2014 Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award for Innovative MRO Business Transformation

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) -- One of the world's leading heavy-industry conglomerates, IHI Corporation, undertakes infrastructure projects around the globe leveraging cutting-edge technology. One of their primary enterprises is Aero-Engine and Space Operations which provides engine maintenance services for both defense and civil aircraft. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has revenues of US$12.67 billion (fiscal 2013).

To help streamline its planning and execution of maintenance processes, IHI has been working with Oracle and leading IT solutions provider and platinum level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), TIS, to implement the Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul solution. IHI expects an improvement in its operations including a reduction in turnaround times for jet engine maintenance as well as improvements in its ability to meet growth targets for this line of business.

"IHI has strived to be a leader in jet engine maintenance through its comprehensive service portfolio and operational excellence," said Masa Yamashita, Director, Maintenance Division, Aero-Engine and Space Operations, IHI. "We are confident that close collaboration with Oracle and the deployment of Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul will enable us to bring enhanced, industry-leading engine maintenance planning and execution capabilities to serve our customers."

The company participates in collaborative international projects for aero-engines such as the V2500, CF34, GE90, GEnx, PW1100G-JM, and GE9X. With cutting-edge technology and knowledge acquired through its development process, IHI also provides maintenance services for V2500 and CF34 engines, delivering comprehensive support to its worldwide customers.

The deployment of Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul provided IHI with the state-of-the-art MRO platform the group wanted for jet engine maintenance, as well as support for configuration management, maintenance process planning, and execution.

"IHI has strengthened its leadership in the jet engine maintenance industry by leveraging Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul to dramatically improve planning and execution for its key customers," said Hiroshige Sugihara, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oracle Japan. "We are committed to continuing our close collaboration and look forward to supporting their future projects."

To recognize the company's industry-leading capabilities in engine manufacturing and MRO services, Oracle presented IHI with the 2014 Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award for successful transformation and leadership in the travel and transportation industry. Oracle also recognized leading IT provider TIS with the 2014 Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award for its successful design, configuration, and deployment of Oracle Complex Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul at IHI. TIS worked closely with Oracle Development, Oracle Global Industry Solutions Group, and Oracle Consulting to implement the solution.

"With Oracle Complex, Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul, IHI will have the scalable, configurable enterprise MRO platform it needs to grow its aero-engine maintenance business," said Hiroyuki Kodake, Executive Officer, TIS. "We value our partnership with Oracle and are honored to receive the Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award for 2014."

"Oracle worked closely with IHI and TIS to deliver the key capabilities needed for its maintenance transformation. Oracle greatly values its partnerships with IHI and TIS and is delighted to recognize them with the Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award for 2014," said Vijay Anand, Senior Director & Global Lead, Oracle Travel, Transportation, and Logistics.

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