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IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:02 am
by AKLDELNonstop
Hey Guys,

I am doing a uni project looking at IT systems being used by some airlines. Specifically, I am interested in comparing the systems of QF, BA, NZ and Air Asia. I am interested in knowing what reservation systems they use, and what internal IT systems they use such as SAP etc etc.

Any help would be welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

AKL

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:47 pm
by AirScoot
For Reservations/Operations:

QF and BA use Amadeus - http://www.amadeus.com

Air Asia uses Navitaire - http://www.navitaire.com

As for Air New Zealand.. I'm pretty sure they still use Corina but beyond that I'm not sure who hosts it.

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:35 am
by JGPH1A


Quoting AKLDELNonstop (Thread starter):
airlines. Specifically, I am interested in comparing the systems of QF, BA, NZ and Air Asia. I am interested in knowing what reservation systems they use, and what internal IT systems they use such as SAP etc etc.

BA Res+Inv = Amadeus, DCS = RTZ (to migrate to Amadeus in a few years)
QF Res+Inv = Amadeus, DCS = QUBE (migration to Amadeus starts this month)

Air Asia = Navitaire

NZ = Carina (a very very old copy of BA RTZ, running under ALCS).

Re internal system, for BA and QF there are tons. BA had nearly 100 systems that had to be interfaced with Amadeus when the migrated the Reservations system, and a whole lot more when the migrated to Inventory.

In addition to Res, Inventory and DCS, typical IT applications that most large carriers will have include

- Revenue Management
- Revenue Accounting
- Pro-rating and Interline Billing
- Cargo Automation
- Cargo Revenue Accounting
- Flight Operations
- Crew Planning
- Fuel Planning
- Fares Publication
- Supply and Logistics
- Catering
- Loyalty / CRM
- Data Warehouse
- E-retail
- Schedule Planning
- Disruption Management
- Engineering and Aircraft Planning
- Financial Accounting and General Ledger
- Human Resources
- Staff Travel
- Revenue Integrity / Flight Firming

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:33 am
by Gemuser


Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):
QF Res+Inv = Amadeus, DCS = QUBE (migration to Amadeus starts this month)

NZ = Carina (a very very old copy of BA RTZ, running under ALCS).

OK, Oh gracious one, whats DCS stand for?

Also does your magnificence know what the really important bit is? (ie the hardware)

 Smile

Gemuser

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:41 pm
by PITingres


Quoting Gemuser (Reply 3):
whats DCS stand for?

I'm pretty sure it's Departure Control System.

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:42 am
by JGPH1A


Quoting Gemuser (Reply 3):

OK, Oh gracious one, whats DCS stand for?

Fancy not knowing that  Yeah sure

Re hardware, who knows, probably an IBM mainframeosaurus.

Quoting PITIngres (Reply 4):
I'm pretty sure it's Departure Control System.

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RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:21 pm
by Gemuser


Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
Re hardware, who knows, probably an IBM mainframeosaurus.

I'm crushed do hear, crushed! You don't know everything?  boggled   brokenheart   crying 


Gemuser

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:31 am
by JGPH1A


Quoting Gemuser (Reply 6):
I'm crushed do hear, crushed! You don't know everything?

Hah ! I know everything that is worth knowing. By definition therefore, anything I might perhaps choose not to know, is not worth knowing  snooty 

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 1:45 pm
by Gemuser


Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
Hah ! I know everything that is worth knowing. By definition therefore, anything I might perhaps choose not to know, is not worth knowing   

Until it turns around and bites you on the bum! Which in your case is, of course, an easy target Big grin

Gemuser

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:13 am
by JGPH1A


Quoting Gemuser (Reply 8):
Until it turns around and bites you on the bum!

Not true. If it turns out I don't know something that is in fact worth knowing, I will by the act of discovering that I don't know it, know it after all and so in fact cancel out the fact that I didn't know the fact in question. And by the fact of my knowing the fact, the fact becomes worth knowing, in fact. All very simple really.

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 8):
Which in your case is, of course, an easy target

:-P

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:06 am
by Gemuser


Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
Not true. If it turns out I don't know something that is in fact worth knowing, I will by the act of discovering that I don't know it, know it after all and so in fact cancel out the fact that I didn't know the fact in question. And by the fact of my knowing the fact, the fact becomes worth knowing, in fact. All very simple really.

ROFL! I bow to the master!

Gemuser

(But your still up shit creek if the hardware craps out!)

RE: IT Systems In Airlines

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 3:00 am
by JGPH1A


Quoting Gemuser (Reply 10):
But your still up shit creek if the hardware craps out

This is true - which is why at 1A we're moving completely off mainframeosauruses and moving to server farms which can be switched in and switched out with 0 outage, and are much cheaper. IBM said it couldn't be done, but nonetheless it has been, and it works - they're rated up to 20,000 transactions per second, I believe.