IBM and MHIRJ, the Montréal-based aviation group created from the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ Series program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, announced their collaboration to build MHIRJ’s consolidated business on the cloud.
MHIRJ, which provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has chosen to deploy the SAP S/4HANA ERP solution hosted on the IBM cloud to create a transparent and streamlined view of its business. The new open hybrid platform will allow MHIRJ to control its overhead expenses, while reducing its physical footprint.
Although the frequency of flights has decreased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial aircraft still require maintenance. In fact, many airlines are shifting their focus to smaller aircraft, like the CRJ serviced by MHIRJ, while the largest aircraft have been grounded for months. By investing in innovative technology, MHIRJ will be able to drive down costs, drive up efficiency, and improve customer service in the aftermarket supply chain.