How a new approach to airline crew tracking helps optimize costs

With the advent of Low-Cost Carriers, new business models emerged that fundamentally changed the way airlines operate. Increased pressure on cost reduction and optimized spending is now firmly on the agenda. Yet, a fine line exists between controlling costs and delivering quality service that drives customer satisfaction. Crew management sits between both. In our recent "Applying scenario-based planning in airline operations for crew pairing optimization"white paper, we looked at how "what-if" models help build cost-effective pairing. So let´s dig a little deeper into optimized spending during...
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How the pandemic transformed the airline operations and crew scheduling workplace

If, during the pre-Covid times, passengers were taken on a guided tour of an airline's Operations Control Center (OCC), they would have seen rows and rows of computers and operations specialists, handling huge data banks. The OCCs ensure seamless communication and collaborative decision making between multiple stakeholders for an airline's entire flight operations covering flight tracking and crew scheduling, maintenance planning and dispatch. The OCCs provide centralized real-time operational control, helping the airlines overcome data integration challenges and avoid the bottlenecks in the e...
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VOPS 2020 – The Virtual Connect

OPS 2020 started in Dubai in 2017 with a vision to have a forum for key industry players in Aviation Operations to exchange views about their daily challenges. In 2018 we met in Miami and then Berlin in 2019. This year we are going global; OPS 2020 is going to be hosted from around the world – including Bangkok, Singapore, Istanbul, Stockholm, Frankfurt, London, Trivandrum, Berlin, Sydney, Cape Town, Mauritius, Mumbai, Memphis, Montreal – you name it, we are there. With Covid-19 impacting the world and the related travel restrictions, combined with reductions in discretionary spend, it is not ...
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Still sending low-resolution digital photos at GPRS/Edge speed? It is 2020!!

Way back in September 2007, I had traveled to the USA to visit my friend Ted. As part of travel gear, I carried four different devices - a Motorola V60 cellphone, a Canon digital camera, a Garmin navigation system and a PSP portable - plus cable, chargers and batteries.  Mobile Communication Standards and the Process in 2007 ​ Back in 2007, the mode of mobile communication was GPRS and the maximum size of digital pictures was 3.2 MP. The process of sending a photo from USA during my stay there, to family and friends was as follows:Take the picture with the Canon digital cameraCo...
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Flygskam – Airlines to take note! Can Carbon turn Oxygen for the Airline Industry?

The flight shame movements  According to a recent survey, one in seven people will shun flying even if it means using more expensive and less convenient alternatives. By now, you would all have heard of Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist who has thrust climate change into the spotlight. And by extension, the adverse impact that the aviation industry is having on the environment. The words flygskam, tågskryt, Att smygflyga, #jagstannarpåmarken may not be familiar to most, but with the increased public awareness of climate change, the English equivalents – "flight shame", "train brag...
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