Posted on October 7, 2020

News Release

De Havilland Canada Chooses IFS to Integrate its Value Chain

  • IFS ERP solution in the cloud to replace 300+ existing systems with a central platform covering the entire operation -- from manufacturing to aftermarket support
  • Significant investment by De Havilland Canada will deliver more value to Dash 8 Operators around the world

Toronto and Chicago, October 7, 2020 – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is rationalizing its application landscape and replacing 300+ legacy business applications with an extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from IFS.

IFS Applications™ will be deployed in the cloud at De Havilland Canada’s facilities in Toronto and will support operational processes including sales and order management, manufacturing, materials management, procurement and finance, and aftermarket support.

“We chose IFS because of its impressive qualifications in the global aerospace and defense sector as well as the comprehensive nature of its technology,” said Anca Preda, Vice President, Information Technology, De Havilland Canada. “By unifying our entire operations on the IFS stack we will get full control and transparency across mission-critical processes including sales, project manufacturing, materials management, procurement, finance, all the way through to aftermarket service. All using out-of-the-box, fully integrated functionality. This is a significant investment by De Havilland Canada that will help us increase efficiency and effectiveness while offering even more value to our customers.”

“Concluding an extensive bid process, IFS was selected among other reputable ERP solutions,” said Scott Helmer, President, IFS Aerospace and Defense (A&D). “De Havilland is a beacon in the aerospace sector and we are thrilled to be joining their journey of transformation and development. Our product offering has been tried and tested over decades by some of the largest and most demanding organizations in the A&D sector, making us the ideal partner for any business looking to optimize its make-to-order or make-to-stock operations and seamlessly integrate it with project management, finance, CRM, supply chain, service and beyond.”

The solution will be implemented by IFS partner Tsunami Tsolutions.

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About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

With its acquisition of the Dash 8 aircraft program, Longview Aviation Capital has proudly relaunched De Havilland Canada, one of Canada’s most iconic brands. De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. With its low carbon footprint and operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the environmentally responsible choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes.

Philippa King
Lead, Events and Communications
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
+1 416 375 3062

Patryk Fournier
Marketing Communications Manager
IFS Aerospace & Defense
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