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Aerogility delivers intelligent decision support to Sikorsky

3 Jun 2009

Aerogility Inc has delivered Phase 1 of an enterprise decision-support system to the Sikorsky Aerospace Services Fleet Management team providing technical and logistics support services to the S-92 helicopter fleet.

The S-92 helicopter is a modern, multi-mission platform and the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky’s civil product line. The aircraft is widely used in the global oil and gas industry.

The fleet management team’s mission is to increase aircraft availability and decrease operational costs for its customers. A core area of focus for the team is dynamic demand forecasting and global inventory optimization; with the key outcome of getting the right parts, to the right place at the right time.

Aerogility has implemented a holistic model of the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter supply chain utilizing intelligent software agents. Using this model, the Sikorsky Aerospace Services fleet management team can execute a wide range of what-if scenarios and simulations to analyze demand implications and inventory tradeoffs. Aerogility is implemented on a scaled, web-enabled computing architecture, which means the multi-agent aftermarket model can be shared by different stakeholder teams across the organization.

Kelly Dixon, Manager of Fleet Management Operations, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, said, “Adding Aerogility to our toolbox will help us to deliver the next generation of innovative fleet management solutions to our customers.”

Gary Vickers, Business Development Director, Aerogility, said, “We are delighted to make this successful first phase delivery to Sikorsky. Aerogility is recognized as the best-in-class fleet management solution for contracting for availability in the UK and we are now building on this track record to be the decision-support system of choice for managing performance-based contracts for world-leading U.S. aviation primes.”

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service.

It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, which is based in Hartford, Connecticut, and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

S-92 is a registered trademark of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.