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Software project brings Ideagen to ExecuJet's MRO
The take up of software applications from Ideagen will play a central part in ExecuJet MRO Services' digital transformation programme as it looks to grow business following its recent acquisition by Dassault Aviation.
Graeme Duckworth talks of rolling out Ideagen’s Q-Pulse, Q-Pulse Risk and Academy across all ExecuJet MRO sites.

Dassault-owned ExecuJet MRO Services is to roll out several software applications from UK-headquartered technology company Ideagen across its global operations to standardise a series of processes as it prepares for a three year growth project: Q-Pulse, Q-Pulse Risk and Academy will handle processes associated with quality, safety, risk and training.

President and founder Graeme Duckworth says: “This is an exciting project and one that will play a significant part in our growth strategy for the foreseeable future. The project with Ideagen is one that we are undertaking as part of our group-wide internal digitisation project which will increase our business globally, both in regards to possible additional geographical locations and in the services we can offer.”

Dassault Aviation acquired ExecuJet MRO Services in March, 2019 and took ownership of the company's MRO facilities from Luxaviation. The acquisition strengthened the French airframer's global support footprint with the addition of ExecuJet's bases in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East.

Ideagen's Q-Pulse, Q-Pulse Risk and Academy software products will now be rolled into each site, with the company's compliance team working with Q-Pulse and Q-Pulse Risk while its technical staff focus on Academy. In the future the project also may see ExecuJet adopt Ideagen's PleaseReview software, its document review, redaction and co-authoring product.

Duckworth adds: “We are in a unique situation where we are owned by one of the major business jet OEMs in the form of Dassault Aviation, and yet we are a multi-OEM facility in our own right that represents Bombardier, Gulfstream and Embraer to name a few. So our remit is very large and varied, and we believe Ideagen's software and expertise will help us restructure to an extent, and capitalise on the opportunities that will present themselves in the future.”

Ideagen head of aviation Steven Cespedes notes: “ExecuJet MRO Services, and indeed its owner Dassault Aviation Company, are among the largest organisations globally operating in the MRO space. This multi-product, global project represents an outstanding opportunity for Ideagen and once again demonstrates the sheer strength of our product suite and indeed our standing in the MRO and wider aviation community.”

Established in 1991 in South Africa, ExecuJet MRO Services specialises in airframe, avionics and engine maintenance with its engineers factory trained and certified to work on a wide range of aircraft from Bombardier, Dassault, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker and various others. Duckworth concludes: “All maintenance operations performed within the global ExecuJet network comply with the world's most stringent regulatory requirements. Our consistent commitment to uncompromising service excellence and quality workmanship ensures efficient, reliable and safe operation of all our aircraft, and the implementation of Ideagen's software systems will only help to enhance that.”

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