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Ramco Systems Signs Columbia Helicopters for Series 5

Lawrenceville, New Jersey/ Chennai, India, October 20, 2011 – Ramco Systems, the Global Aviation Maintenance & Engineering (M & E) and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) software provider, announced today that Columbia Helicopters, Incorporated (CHI) has purchased Ramco’s Series 5 Aviation software suite.

Under the agreement, Ramco will deliver Series 5 M & E and MRO, Ramco’s Aviation Analytics®, ePublications®, Financials and eSignatures® as well as Ramco’s extensible tools known as EDK, ITK and PDK. CHI will utilize the Series 5 suite to manage all aspects of their operations including aircraft manufacturing, helicopter maintenance operations and MRO under their FAA Repair Station certificate, which serves customers from around the world.

“We are pleased to include CHI into the rapidly growing Aviation Series 5 family. Ramco’s entire Aviation Suite will allow CHI to create new global growth opportunities while reducing operating costs and improving overall performance,” said Jim Fitzgerald, President of Ramco Systems Global Aviation Solutions.

“Columbia Helicopters is looking forward to the efficiencies that will be brought about by implementing Ramco’s software suite. Ramco’s knowledge of our in-depth helicopter fleet and MRO business coupled with proven success for other Customers in our industry and meeting ITAR compliance made selecting Ramco a very good decision. We are confident that our business will benefit through this partnership,” said Michael Fahey, President and CEO of Columbia Helicopters.