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Rolls-Royce Launches E-Business Portal

[London, ENGLAND] Aerospace company Rolls-Royce announced Friday that it will launch a trial of its new e-business portal -- aeromanager -- at the Farnborough Air Show, which begins July 24.

Designed by Data Systems & Solutions, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), aeromanager will give airlines instant access to engine aftermarket services via the Internet.

Data Systems & Solutions currently manages nine hundred engines in service with 25 airlines. Now, the airlines will be able to access up-to-the-minute status reports on all their engines, 24 hours a day.

John Cheffins, Rolls-Royce managing director, airlines, said that aeromanager was a direct result of listening to the needs of customers.

"The facilities on offer will allow operators unprecedented flexibility to manage their engine fleet operations based on the availability of timely accurate information," said Cheffins.

Among the facilities being offered via aeromanager is a customized Internet gateway to all the engine information services provided by Data Systems & Solutions. The site will also provide engine leasing, together with full access to surplus inventory information and a central library of technical publications on aero engine products.

Rolls-Royce's new e-business portal is yet another indication that the Internet is being used as a trusted medium for the most demanding applications. The information carried by aeromanager will be vital to the safety of airline passengers.

Initially, Rolls-Royce will conduct a trial with an airline user group, then follow up with a full commercial launch at a later date.