Garuda, Indonesia’s national airline, has selected New Zealand company, Superstructure Group, to provide its safety, quality and risk management software, known as AQD.
The deal reinforces the company’s position as the world’s leading supplier of safety, quality and risk-management software solutions to the aviation industry, and is part of a continuing story of growth and success. Garuda joins Air Canada, Air Mauritius, Alliance Airlines, Eznis Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Interjet, Orbest, Turkish Airlines, and Volaris as contract wins for AQD in the past year.
The company also supplies many of the leading international airlines including Air New Zealand, Qantas and Cathay Pacific as well as airports, ground handlers, maintenance and repair organisations, regulators, training organisations and air traffic control operations.
Ted Thomas, CEO of Superstructure, says: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with Garuda. 2012 is going to be a big year for us across Asia as we continue to consolidate our position as the number one supplier of safety, quality and risk management systems globally to the aviation industry."
“The huge increase in air traffic will continue over the next 20 years, primarily driven by China and India. The rise of low-cost carriers has also been a boost for the business because those carriers cannot be seen to compromise on safety. Developing countries are looking to automate their safety processes and to integrate these into their overall management systems.”
Superstructure is actively engaged in both the Chinese and Indian markets.
Liz Swanston, Superstructure Group’s Business Development Director, says: “Our customers benefit from the many years of expertise and experience that has been invested into the development and design of AQD. They can subscribe to a tailored multi-lingual front-end that uses their logos and reporting forms, at a price which allows smaller companies greater access to safety management systems.”
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) supported Superstructure in their agreement with Garuda. Fiona Acheson, NZTE’s Trade Commissioner for Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, says: “The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Tree Agreement (AANZFTA) offers potential for Indonesia and New Zealand to work together to enhance connectivity within the region. It will also create opportunities for New Zealand expertise to contribute to Indonesia’s infrastructure.”