Tapestry Solutions, a subsidiary of Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced it has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide an Integrated Maintenance System (IMS) for Romanian Air Force’s (RoAF) fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft. The FMS contract calls for the integration of Tapestry’s GOLDesp Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) software, which will modernize maintenance, logistics and supply operations for the fleet.
“We are pleased to provide RoAF with a fully integrated maintenance and supply solution that will maximize readiness rates and reduce sustainment costs for its F-16 fleet,” said Robin Wright, President & CEO, Tapestry Solutions. “The order is a testament to the growing demand for GOLDesp MRO & Supply within international military markets, particularly with force modernization initiatives underway in Europe and the Middle East.”
GOLDesp is a military-grade, enterprise MRO solution designed for aftermarket sustainment of complex assets operating in land, air, sea and space environments. GOLDesp streamlines and automates processes ranging from maintenance, logistics and forecasting to spare/repair parts management, inventory tracking and warehousing. GOLDesp also integrates with the U.S. military supply system for faster parts delivery and replenishment.
“GOLDesp will provide the RoAF with total asset visibility, providing the right data at the right time, to ensure maximum equipment availability and readiness for the F-16 platform and other platforms in the future; GOLDesp provides the necessary foundation to build upon,” said Darin Booth, Senior Director of International Business Development, Tapestry Solutions.
With an automated system in place, GOLDesp will also eliminate manual processes – replacing grease boards and spreadsheets with a centralized database – which will greatly improve efficiency and effectiveness for maintenance and supply personnel.
With its integrated supply and maintenance capabilities, and “out of the box” military best practices, GOLDesp will enable the customer to minimize sustainment costs over the life of the platform – an estimated 70 percent of the total lifecycle cost.
“As military platforms become more complex and costly, GOLDesp allows the customer to execute more thorough maintenance practices, enabling increased safety and operational readiness while conserving critical resources,” Booth said.
About Tapestry Solutions
Tapestry Solutions, Inc. is a global provider of information management software and services for defense, government and commercial markets. We provide mission planning, training and simulation support to maximize readiness for our warfighters. We also help solve logistics challenges for the world’s largest and most complex supply chains. Supporting customers from more than 50 locations worldwide, Tapestry Solutions is part of Boeing Global Services.