Cruise system will replace cruise management system and cruise driver system in 2019, AGL boss says
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has confirmed that the company that makes the cruise management systems that run on the AGL’s ships will merge with another company.
The AGL and cruise systems will now be sold under the new Cruise Systems Group.
AGL chief executive Greg Dyson said the merged company would “have an operational focus on cruise and a focus on passenger safety”.
He said the merging would result in more “flexibility” to customers.
“There will be more flexibility to us,” he said.
Agl said it would take about three years to finalise the merger.
“We have worked hard over the last couple of years to ensure we are prepared to deliver on our commitment to improve safety, customer satisfaction and operational efficiency,” it said in a statement.
“This will lead to a seamless transition of our cruise management and passenger safety solutions, while enhancing our capability to meet the needs of our customers.”
AGL has long faced a backlog of about 30,000 cruise systems that have been ordered since the 1980s.
The system includes cruise control, flight management, speed management, fuel management, air navigation and navigation aids.
In September 2017, the regulator said the ALCA was concerned about the number of cruise systems it was ordering from AGL.
It said the backlog had grown to “unprecedented levels”.
“In the last six months alone, the ALCS has been ordered over 40,000 systems,” the regulator’s interim chief executive John Stewart said.
“The ALCAs own estimates indicate that the backlog is over 90,000.
The problem is that there are not enough ships to satisfy these orders.”
AAGL CEO Greg Dynn said AGL had made “many, many improvements” in its safety systems.
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It is essential we take a proactive approach and continue to improve our systems, as we work to meet Australia’s regulatory requirements and ensure safety for our customers,” he added.
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