Boeing and Fujitsu established a strategic alliance in which the companies will develop a service to enable greater efficiency in aircraft maintenance operations. Under the new alliance, Fujitsu will provide Boeing with a globally shared platform that includes automated identification technology devices, device readers, software applications, and a system integration and deployment service. Boeing will tailor solutions for each customer's needs, integrate those solutions into the customer's operational environment, and establish a long-range plan that will expand automated identification technology solutions across the customer's enterprise. Boeing plans to launch this service (with a formal name) for airlines in the first quarter of 2012. The service will be available for Boeing and non-Boeing fleets and will be rapidly adaptable to any customer.