HAECO Group, the global independent aircraft engineering and maintenance organisation, has expanded its safety and operational performance project with software firm Ideagen by rolling Coruson out into its China and Americas operations.
The Hong Kong-based organisation – which employs around 17,000 staff globally – is working with Ideagen’s cloud-based software product Coruson to successfully achieve group-wide visibility of performance and safety operations.
Ideagen’s Coruson cloud software was implemented and rolled out to three HAECO sites initially – HAECO and HAESL (a joint venture with Rolls Royce) in Hong Kong and HAECO Xiamen in China – just over a year ago.
Since then technical teams from both organisations have been working closely to configure, implement and roll-out the software, which has since enhanced reporting, audit and risk management levels.
Now, following the success of the software, HAECO Group has expanded Ideagen Coruson to further sites in the Group, with TEXL Ltd based in Xiamen, China, and its MRO site in the Americas now on board.
Dennis Hui, General Manager of Quality at HAECO Hong Kong, said: “By successfully having three HAECO sites up and running on the Ideagen Coruson platform, the company has taken its first steps in achieving its corporate goal of achieving group wide visibility of its performance and safety operations.
“Our three sites at HAECO Hong Kong, HAESL and HAECO Xiamen have now had their Coruson client configured, implemented and launched with the core modules being Reporting, Audit and Risk Management. Already, at HAECO Hong Kong, we have witnessed a series of benefits from using the product, such as an increase in reporting levels as well as an increase in the quality of reports.
“Following the success of the Coruson product across the Group’s Hong Kong operations – including providing senior management with business performance, analysis and reporting data – HAECO Group has extended Ideagen Coruson into its operations in America and increased its presence in China where we look forward to seeing similar benefits from the product and from working with Ideagen.”
The HAECO Group, is one of the largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers in the world. Through its 18 subsidiaries and joint venture companies worldwide, the Group offers a full spectrum of services including airframe services, line services, cabin solutions, private jet solutions, fleet technical management, inventory technical management and component overhaul among others.
Steven Cespedes, Ideagen’s Head of Aviation, said: “We are delighted that Ideagen Coruson has been such a success within the HAECO Group and that they are witnessing some major benefits from investing in both us as a company and in the product itself.
“The project has gone from strength to strength from the initial three sites and the system is now up and running and being used consistently on a day-to-day basis by almost 15,000 users across HAECO’s operations.”
Coruson was chosen by HAECO Group in 2014 to provide them with a common platform across the business for various business tasks such as risk, incident and occurrence management, document control, auditing, and health and safety management.
The next major phase in the project will see Ideagen and HAECO work together to introduce both analysis and business intelligence functionality into the system, providing key KPI and SPI data for each individual company and the wider Group.
Steven added: “The end goal in this project is to achieve Group wide visibility of operational and safety performance. In the coming weeks and months, we will be working with HAECO Group to create their SPIs and KPIs which will provide management with an overview of their entire operations. By achieving this, it will allow HAECO Group to see how each site is performing and if any trends are emerging, thus improving safety knowledge and awareness of operational risks.”
Ross McLarnon, Ideagen’s Product Manager for Coruson, said: “The success of Ideagen Coruson within HAECO’s operations is there for everyone to see, with huge benefits already being witnessed in the areas of safety and incident reporting in particular.
“The scalability of the system has allowed HAECO Group to achieve operational excellence while catering for almost 15,000 users daily. This marks the first milestone in terms of Coruson providing the global HAECO Group with complete oversight of business performance.”