KLM Royal Dutch Airlines selects Quintiq for Pilot Planning

October 20, 2011 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

After a thorough selection process KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has chosen Quintiq for an advanced pilot transition and vacation planning system. The new system will replace the current legacy systems that are no longer compliant with the KLM IT standards.

More than 2100 Commercial Pilots work for KLM, operating Boeing 777, 747, 737, MD-11 and Airbus 330 aircrafts. Another 600 pilots operate the KLM Cityhopper aircraft (Fokker 70, 100 and Embraer 190). To plan around 700 pilot transitions and 8,000 holiday awards per year, KLM uses a mix of legacy systems, spreadsheets and manual intervention. Due to the increasing complexities and number of pilots, there was a need for a more flexible and powerful planning application to replace the legacy systems. After a thorough selection process Quintiq was chosen for its ability to fully incorporate collective labor agreement rules and apply all KLM-specific constraints.

The new Quintiq system will enable KLM to optimize the planning for pilot transition and vacation planning respecting all rules and constraints.

About KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brand names and hubs -- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities -- passenger transport, cargo, transport, and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM cityhopper and transavia.com. KLM serves 131 destinations using a modern fleet of 163 aircraft and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 921 destinations in more than 168 countries on six continents. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.

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