Posted on: 14 May 2014 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa Systems (LSY) has announced that Trans States Holdings has selected its Integrated Operations Control Centre (IOCC) Platform, which will enable the holding company to optimise its airlines’ operations while achieving significant cost savings.
LSY says its IOCC Platform is the first integrated, modular IT platform for monitoring and controlling all of an airline’s operating processes across departmental boundaries.
Trans States Holdings owns and operates three regional airlines – GoJet, Compass Airlines and Trans States Airlines – with a regional jet fleet of 120 short- and medium-haul aircraft. The three airlines provide domestic feeder flights for Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United.
Terry Basham, COO of GoJet and vice-president operations for the holding company, explained, “Our regional flights are particularly reliant on efficient operations control. Since the airlines of Trans States Holdings operate feeder flights for well-known partners, strict adherence to schedules is critical to our business. And as we also serve many smaller airports lacking a big infrastructure, reliable operations control is fundamentally important to us. The IOCC Platform from Lufthansa Systems is a customised IT solution that has been tailored to our specifications right down to the smallest detail.”
The 10-year contract covers the use of the IOCC Platform with the Lido/Flight, NetLine/OPS++ and NetLine/Crew components. Trans States Holdings’ airlines will be the first American passenger airlines to use these IOCC components. Lufthansa Systems will operate the system in its data centres using an Application Service Provider (ASP) model.