CHI Aviation contracts with Ramco for MRO suite

Ramco Systems Press Release | January 6, 2021

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Global Enterprise software specialist, Ramco Systems announced that it will implement its aviation M&E MRO Suite v5.8 for leading American helicopter operator and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) player, Construction Helicopters Inc. (“CHI Aviation”), part of Heligroup Inc. and its four operating and three asset-holding entities in the U.S.  In the competitive landscape for M&E software solutions, Ramco’s business partner, ROTA Technology, Inc (“ROTA”) played a key role in this win and will be program managing the implementation activities on behalf of CHI. 

With this win, combined with existing clients, Ramco will help manage the largest numbers of the civilian version of Chinooks (CH-47s), in the U.S.  

Headquartered in Howell, MI and part of the Heligroup Inc., CHI Aviation and its operating companies provide services such as firefighting, heavy lifting, helicopter emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, Department of Defense (DoD), utility work, HVAC, construction, fire helicopter, aircraft, military, defense, ski lift and long-line. Ramco’s aviation suite will provide in-depth process to enhance CHI Aviation’s handling of complex helicopter operations for commercial and defense as well as manufacturing and MRO operations.  

Ramco will implement its complete aviation software including modules for maintenance, supply chain management, safety & quality, flight operations, MRO sales, manufacturing, and finance. In addition, CHI Aviation will benefit from unified dashboards, mobility and offline capability giving real-time updates across multiple locations to all the users while ensuring holistic view of the activities.  

Ramco’s modern integrated software is backed by next-gen technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning which will provide CHI Aviation with end-to-end visibility across entire operations while ensuring security and regulatory compliance across all organizational units. The software will also facilitate the use of electronic signatures with dual authentication to achieve paperless operations. 

The software will automatically integrate with other functional areas and systems, with no manual intervention required to ensure process completion, making the process more efficient and less time-consuming.    

Christopher Turner, president, Construction Helicopters Inc., said, “We are pleased to have chosen Ramco because of its exceptional track record in the heli and defense space followed by its ability to provide complete operational visibility in real-time. We are confident that this software will keep up with our rapid expansion plan and address our business challenges by significantly improving our operational efficiency.” 

James Cornelius, president, ROTA Technology, Inc, said, “We assessed a multitude of systems on behalf of CHI in an unprecedented time and ultimately RAMCO met all the requirements. ROTA continues to provide value to small and large operators across the world by leading and facilitating major implementations, upgrades, and support.” 

Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “We are elated to secure yet another order win in the Heli segment in the U.S., underscoring our track record in this space. Our Aviation ERP, infused with the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, has created great value for the leading companies in this segment. This deal has also opened yet another burgeoning segment – Drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Ramco which is gaining traction in both the commercial and defense spaces.”  

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