The AgustaWestland deal in India for AW101 helicopters that is being investigated after bribery allegations has prompted the Indian government to re-examine its already delayed defense procurement procedure 2013 (DPP). This is now focusing on “indigenization,” which defense minister A.K. Antony described recently as the “ultimate solution to the scourge of corruption.”
Enterprise resource planning
Jeppesen leadership is addressing problems the company experienced in July in meeting customer requests for timely delivery of charts. The problems stem from a recent switch to a new Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) system used for processing orders.
Pentagon 2000 Software, Inc. has introduced Pentagon 2000SQL/Mobil enterprise software for use by parts distributors, repair stations and others.
Pratt & Whitney Canada last month launched an e-business supplier portal designed to share information in real time with the Longueuil, Quebec, company’s suppliers.
Worthington Jet Services, a subsidiary of aftermarket parts supplier Worthington Aviation, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation Enterprise Resource Planning software to manage its Part 145 repair facility and hangar operations. Based on Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Worthington specializes in maintaining the Saab 340 and Dash 8, Westwind and Citation.