Merlot.aero and BoldIQ to Provide Airlines with Industry’s First Integrated Real-Time Dynamic Optimization Solutions

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Merlot.aero and BoldIQ are to work together to address and solve an airline industry critical and ongoing issue – optimized planning and irregular operations.

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Efficiently and effectively solving irregular operations has been an industry challenge, and doing so in real-time has been a dream

Merlot.aero provides airlines with an integrated operations management system that allows management of everything from crew planning and payroll to aircraft tracking and following. BoldIQ provides real-time operational optimization software in dynamic industries such as transportation, energy, and healthcare. The two companies have agreed to work together to bring the global airline industry a new level of real-time operational planning and disruption recovery.

Efficiently and effectively solving irregular operations - a $7bn problem in the US alone - has been an industry challenge, and doing so in real-time has been a dream. The challenge is a complex one, solving a multi-variable, multi-objective problem taking into account a multitude of data, regulations, constraints, and business goals to include aircraft, crew, passengers, and the operating environment. And doing so over and over again in real time. By providing this capability in an integrated way, airlines are able to actually take intelligent action when changes and disruptions occur.

“Providing our customers with an ever growing suite of value added tools and solutions has always been our goal, right from the start,” said Mark McCaughan, CEO of Merlot.aero. “Enabling them to plan and recover from ongoing changes and irregular operations without having to leave their regular operations management system is the next evolution. In our view, preparing for irregular operations, and the ability to manage them, can reduce costs for ground and flight operators, as well as improving safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction.”

Unlike conventional planning optimization systems, the Merlot.aero solution will have the BoldIQ operational optimization engine built into the regular operations platform. This means that when a change or disruption occurs, the optimization will take into account all elements currently in the system and provide an integrated actionable solution to the airline within seconds that meets the needs of the passengers, crew, and airline as a whole.

“There are a lot of continuously moving parts in this problem and moreover, a significant ripple effect that happens any and every time a change or disruption occurs,” said Roei Ganzarski, President & CEO of BoldIQ. “Our dynamic real-time optimization engine has been used for exactly such environments and we look forward to working with Merlot.aero as they trail blaze this effort for commercial airlines."

About Merlot.aero
Merlot.aero is a New Zealand-based software company with a presence in Australia, Malaysia and North America. The Merlot.aero team has more than 50 years experience 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 BoldIQ, Inc.
BoldIQ is a Seattle, WA-based software company that provides software platforms enabling real-time, optimal and actionable solutions for resource utilization, operations management, and disruption recovery, in complex business environments. BoldIQ’s software continuously provides plans and schedules for the optimal use of resources, assets, and people, based on current demand, external factors, policies and regulations, so that companies can make informed and integrated decisions in real-time, all the time. For more information go to http://www.boldiq.com

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