Ideagen to supply safety management system to Airwork Group


The Airwork Group, New Zealand’s largest general aviation organisation, is working with software firm Ideagen, in a project that will modernize the Group’s safety and risk management processes.

Ideagen’s Coruson is being rolled out to around 500 members of staff across New Zealand, Australia and around the world for safety management. The software is used to record safety issues and simplify operational performance reports for management and will also be adopted as a central system for the continuous monitoring of operational risk.

Introducing Coruson meets the requirements by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand for all aviation businesses to have an approved safety management system (SMS).

Scott McGregor, helicopter commercial manager at Airwork Group, said, “This is an exciting project that will help us take safety management to the next level and significantly improve our risk awareness and mitigation processes.

“Airwork is a medium to large business with a lot of systems and complexity. We quickly realised that if we wanted the business to be operating a world-class SMS system, we needed to implement an industry-leading system such as Coruson.”

The Airwork Group focuses on fixed-wing and helicopter maintenance, aircraft leasing, flight operations and works with both private and public entities. Airwork currently has a fleet of approximately fifty helicopters and thirty 737/757 freighters.

Coruson will be rolled out across Airwork’s entire rotor and fixed wing businesses with an emphasis on reporting, audit and the safety investigation functionalities of the system, including risk.

Malcolm Cole, Coruson project lead from Airwork’s technology team, said, “We selected Ideagen primarily as a result of their aviation industry experience and impressive list of customers. The software-as-a-service framework was a benefit to Airwork which easily fits with our IT strategy.”

Ideagen’s software is used by more than 300 aviation organisations globally, and counts the likes of Emirates, KLM and British Airways amongst its client base. In the helicopter industry, the company works with Bristow, Babcock and PHI.

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