ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Northwest Helicopters LLC, a large helicopter company in the state of Washington, is expanding its Quantum Control MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) and Logistics software to include StockMarket and manufacturing for Mechanical Specialties LLC, a subsidiary that will manufacture the Bell model 505 cargo hook.
Northwest Helicopters, located at the Olympia Airport in Olympia, Wash., is a Bell Platinum Customer Service Facility and MD Helicopter Service Center providing parts, service, and component overhauls for all models, and a specialist in the overhaul and refurbishment of the Bell UH-1H helicopter, officials say.
Quantum Control is an integrated business software solution developed specifically for aviation MRO and Logistics organizations. It is designed to promote best practices and improve business processes with a single database-integrated solution that can be flexibly deployed as a dedicated in-house system, or be hosted via a third-party cloud.
Quantum Control's personalized configuration settings provide individual users with an intuitive interface which improves the bottom line through optimized productivity. Quantum Control extends across the supply chain using its built-in web services fully integrated with www.StockMarket.aero.
The Quantum Control MRO and Logistics solution installed at Northwest Helicopters operates on a highly scalable and secure Oracle database and includes a range of logistics and business modules.
“We initially selected Quantum because it offers a complete system to manage all our business needs – from the diversity of our rotorcraft, to aircraft tracking, orders, and accounting – and the ability to easily grow with us as our needs expand,” says Jeff Winner, director of maintenance at Northwest Helicopters. “With this new contract from Bell, the work we’re doing at Mechanical Specialties will also be managed through Quantum’s manufacturing module, which integrates seamlessly with the other modules we are using.”
Quantum’s Manufacturing Module is an application that addresses all aspects of the manufacturing process including product lines, floor control, inspections, materials planning, purchasing, and outside servicing, officials explain.
“As we move into 2015, our infrastructure is set up to support taking our extensive inventory online so we’re eager to integrate that part of our business using StockMarket.aero,” Winner adds. “It will automate and greatly simplify the buying and selling process for both ourselves and for our customers.”