Korean Air takes off with Linux

Airline carrier Korean Air has completed the first phase of developing its core business applications running on Linux for its IBM eServer, according to an IBM statement today.

SINGAPORE--Airline carrier Korean Air has completed the first phase of developing its core business applications running on Linux for its IBM eServer.

According to an IBM statement today, the applications are the airline's Flight Schedule Enquiry System and Daily Revenue Accounting System. Both employ Linux on IBM's hardware and software.

The Linux-based enquiry system, which runs on an IBM eServer z900, "provides flight crew members with online real-time flight schedule information" which can be updated anytime. More than 3,000 Korean Air pilots and flight attendants are currently using this system.

Meanwhile, Korean Air's accounting system was developed on IBM's Websphere Studio and Visual Age Java development tools. The airline plans to make this system available eventually to its global business partners who sell airline tickets and other services on the Web.

In its future phase, the airline plans to integrate IBM's middleware products, Tivoli's system management solution and Websphere MQ, into its accounting system.

The company did not disclose the value of this deal.

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