Merpati Nusantara Airlines takes to the sky with merlot.aero

Merpati Nusantara Airlines invests in merlot.aero cloud based airline management system to manage essential operational functions.

Auckland, New Zealand 14 March 2013 – Indonesia’s state-run carrier, PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines (Merpati) has chosen merlot.aero to deliver all aspects of their airline resource planning and control to ensure a safe and efficient crew and operational environment.

merlot.aero’s cloud-based airline operation technology will enable Merpati to manage day-to-day aircraft and crew utilisation as well as control and report on core operational information. This will enable Merpati to achieve regulatory compliance, maximise operation efficiency and focus on scalable growth merlot.aero’s next generation airline management system is a shift to the internet where software, data access and storage are delivered remotely via the Internet rather than via local servers. The shared infrastructure means the system works like a utility: Airlines only pay for what they need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling allows for future airline growth. With cloud computing the costs associated with legacy systems are eliminated because the additional software, hardware and infrastructure are the responsibility of the vendor.

Cloud deployment means Merpati will be able to get up and running and fully integrated quickly. Access is via a web browser and with the addition of mobile applications, users can access the system when and how they want to. Combined with the use of social web applications airline users can collaborate and communicate in real-time, keeping all stakeholders informed, providing greater visibility and situational awareness to the entire airline.

“We are pleased Merpati has chosen to implement merlot.aero for its resource planning and control. The cloud based technology solution will equip Merpati with what it needs to operate at maximum efficiency, while providing measurable results, with savings coming from the flexibility of the solution, speed of deployment,” said Mark McCaughan, Chief Executive, Merlot Aero Limited.

“Any carrier operating in the current competitive environment must operate at maximum efficiency. The merlot.aero system provides Merpati with significant savings coming from the flexibility of the solution, speed of deployment, scalability and capability to expand across group operations in multiple jurisdictions,” said McCaughan.

About Merlot Aero Limited
merlot.aero is a New Zealand-based software company with a presence in Australia, Malaysia and Canada. The merlot.aero team has more than 50 years collectively in designing, developing and delivering innovative software to the aviation sector. The merlot.aero business continues to rapidly expand its product foot-print in a diverse range of airline operations around the world.

About PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines
PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines is state-owned enterprises airlines in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a major domestic airline which is provide service flights to more than 50 destinations in Indonesia. Since it was established up to now, PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines always try to give the best to customers.

For Further Information, Contact:

Mark McCaughan
CEO
Merlot Aero Ltd
Tel: +64 (0)9 361 2400
Mob: +64 (0)21 605 149
Email: mark@merlot.aero

PT. (Persero) Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Basarnas Building floor 9-10
Jl. Angkasa Block B-15 Kav 2 & 3, Kemayoran,
Jakarta Pusat 10720, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 6548888 ext 5501
email: pr@merpati.co.id
www.merpati.co.id

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