The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected IFS Applications as its supply chain and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) solution to ensure reliability of equipment used throughout the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). Lockheed Martin will be the system integrator in support of the FAA program called the Logistics Center Support System (LCSS).
The NAS is one of the most complex aviation systems in the world - enabling an average of 50,000 flights per day in the United States and over much of the world's oceans.
The NAS encompasses 14,500 air traffic controllers, 4,500 aviation safety inspectors, and 5,800 technicians. It includes more than 19,000 airports and 600 air traffic control facilities. In all, there are 41,000 NAS operational facilities. In addition, there are over 71,000 pieces of equipment to maintain, ranging from radar systems to communication relay stations.
The LCSS solution replaces the FAA's existing Logistics and Inventory System in use at the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (FAALC), a distribution, warehousing and repair facility housed at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.
Source: IFS Applications
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