South Korean start-up Aero K, has gone live with Rusada’s Envision software in time for its maiden flight.
Aero K initially signed up for Envision in December 2019 but was unable to proceed with its original launch plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The carrier is now looking to take advantage of easing travel restrictions and a pent-up demand for travel.
Aero K CEO, Mike Byungho Kang, said: “We are very grateful for Rusada’s support during this implementation, as it has ensured a smooth and successful start to our operations. Going forward, Envision will provide us with an intelligent, flexible platform on which we can grow our business.”
Aero K conducted it first scheduled flight on April 15, flying an Airbus A320 from its base in Cheongju to popular travel destination Jeju. It will look to add international destinations such as China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam as the situation improves.
Rusada says that it worked closely with Aero K throughout the pandemic to get them up and running on nine of Envision’s modules in time for their first flight. Due to the constraints of the pandemic, Rusada used an array of collaboration tools to remotely configure the system, load aircraft data and train staff. Aero K are now using the software to manage their airworthiness, maintenance, inventory, and support activities.
Rusada CEO, Julian Stourton, added: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Aero K following their initial flight. Our worlds have been turned upside down since they initially signed up late in 2019, so to get to this position in the current climate is a huge and impressive achievement.”