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Canada’s Civil Air Navigation Service Provider Selects Quintiq Solution

Nov. 23, 2007, s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands – Quintiq has won a contract from NAV CANADA to supply an operational staff scheduling solution for their ATCs.

November 23, 2007  By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 23, 2007, s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands – Quintiq has recently announced that it has won a contract from NAV CANADA to supply an operational staff scheduling solution for their air traffic controllers.

Quintiq was selected from among 30 suppliers that bid on the contract. Once the solution is installed, NAV CANADA’s Air Traffic Control will rely solely on the Quintiq system for all staff planning and scheduling. Delivery is expected to be completed by the end of 2007.

NAV CANADA operates Canada's civil air navigation service (ANS) which provides aircraft services, including air traffic control, across Canada. Leveraging technology solutions that are among the best in the aviation industry, NAV CANADA employs more than 2,000 air traffic controllers in a network of seven area control centers and 42 control towers – all of which the Quintiq solution will support. In the past decade, NAV CANADA has invested close to $1 billion in new systems and technologies to modernize and enhance the delivery of air traffic services and to improve safety and efficiency. The decision to update the planning and scheduling software of their air traffic control staff by employing the Quintiq solution is an example of NAV CANADA's dedication to utilizing advanced technologies to improve efficiency.

NAV CANADA chose the Quintiq Air Traffic Control Workforce Optimization solution for its flexibility and its ability to cope with the complex planning issues faced by NAV CANADA. Air traffic control operational staff planning must take into account numerous factors, including the skills and training certifications of individual controllers, union and government regulations, and employee preferences while dealing effectively with frequent daily changes due to sick leave, flight delays, weather conditions and technical problems. By employing advanced algorithms, the Quintiq solution provides NAV CANADA and other large, complex organizations with optimal workforce utilization, organization-wide transparency in workforce planning and enhanced planning quality.


"Being awarded the NAV CANADA contract affirms Quintiq's position as the leader in workforce oriented planning solutions," said Victor Allis, CEO at Quintiq. "Quintiq has a proven track record in successfully implementing workforce optimization solutions in large organizations, including those found in the aviation industry. NAV CANADA's choice is a confirmation of Quintiq's excellence in dealing with complex workforce scheduling needs."

NAV CANADA, Canada's civil air navigation services provider, is a private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded debt. NAV CANADA co-ordinates the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in Canadian domestic airspace and international airspace assigned to Canadian control. Through its coast-to-coast operations, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information, airport advisory services, and electronic aids to navigation.

About Quintiq
Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain management solutions. The fast-growing Dutch company, established in 1997, offers software for planning and optimizing complex business processes throughout the enterprise. Deloitte has recognized Quintiq as being one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, and industry analyst Gartner has acknowledged Quintiq for its innovative products and market presence. The company’s headquarters is located in the Netherlands and it has subsidiaries in Germany, UK, Finland, Malaysia, China, Australia, and the USA.


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