Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Cloud-based Airline Oprations System Win in America

18 January 2013

NZ airline operations software company has scored its first North American win, working with WestJet Encore, the new regional subsidiary of WestJet, the largest low-cost operator in Canada to launch a true cloud-based airline operations management system in 2013.

WestJet Encore will use the system to optimize crew utilisation, as well as control and report on core operational information. This will enable Encore to manage its business, achieve regulatory compliance, maximze operational efficiency and focus on scalable growth.

The cloud technology platform means WestJet Encore will quickly be able to get up and running and fully integrated with the system using a web browser, rather than a whole new IT system.

The system is the first fully cloud-based airline operations management system designed by a team of industry professionals specifically for the airline industry. combines the power of the latest software development technologies with a new approach in the way software is delivered and consumed to provide efficiencies in scalability and processing speed unheard of until now in comparable enterprise software.

The convergence of cloud, social, and mobile means WestJet Encore will be able to easily collaborate company-wide. The mutual benefits of social interaction and mobility together combine to empower individuals as they interact with information on whatever devices they want in a manner that is new and fresh in mission-critical software. Chief Executive Mark McCaughan says, "Cloud computing unlocks an airline's operations department to work mobile and social; collaborating and communicating with the entire airline."

"Company-wide our philosophy is that there's more to software than code and functionality. We have a commitment to completely understand our customer and provide a partnership approach to each and every relationship we have to ensure we proactively help our clients grow," said McCaughan

About Merlot Aero Limited
merlot aero is a New Zealand-based software company with a presence in Australia, Malaysia and Canada. The team has more than 50 years collective experience in designing, developing and delivering innovative software to the aviation sector. The business continues to rapidly expand its product footprint in a diverse range of airline operations around the world. Along with WestJet Encore, users of's cloud-based systems include Sriwijaya Air, Skytrans, Mandala Airlines (Indonesia), Air Asia (Malaysia), Regional Express (Australia) and Skywest (Western Australia).


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Internet: NZ Govt Lifts Target Speeds For Rural Broadband

The government has lifted its expectations on faster broadband speeds for rural New Zealand as it targets increased spending on research and development in the country's information and communications technology sector, which it sees as a key driver for export growth. More>>


Banks: Westpac Keeps Core Government Transactions Contract

The local arm of Westpac Banking Corp has kept its contract with the New Zealand government to provide core transactions, but will have to share peripheral services with its rivals. More>>


Science Investment Plan: Universities Welcome Statement

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today... this is a critical document as it sets out the Government’s ten-year strategic direction that will guide future investment in New Zealand’s science system. More>>


Scouring: Cavalier Merger Would Extract 'Monopoly Rents' - Godfrey Hirst

A merger of Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's two wool scouring operations would create a monopoly, says carpet maker Godfrey Hirst. The Commerce Commission on Friday released its second draft determination on the merger, maintaining its view that the public benefits would outweigh the loss of competition. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: She Means Business

As Foreman says in her conclusion, this is a business book. It opens with a brief biographical section followed by a collection of interesting tips for entrepreneurs... More>>


Hourly Wage Gap Grows: Gender Pay Gap Still Fixed At Fourteen Percent

“The totally unchanged pay gap is a slap in the face for women, families and the economy,” says Coalition spokesperson, Angela McLeod. Even worse, Māori and Pacific women face an outrageous pay gap of 28% and 33% when compared with the pay packets of Pākehā men. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news