Daniel Stecher

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 bra...
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Daniel Stecher

OPS 2020 Berlin - Digital Airline Operations

The 3rd edition of IBS' OPS 2020 event was held at Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof in Berlin on 16-17 July 2019. 54 airline operations, hub management, crew scheduling and planning optimization experts from 14 airlines, 11 countries and four continents (Australia, Europe, East-Asia, North-America) got to the German capital and made OPS 2020 Berlin the largest ever. The event focuses on Operations Control, Hub Management, Crew Planning Optimization, Crew Scheduling and Airline OCC Management. The very first OPS 2020 was held in 2017 in Dubai. The two-day event provided an excellent opportunity to e...
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Daniel Stecher

Airline operations: What should replace the legacy systems?

As was explored in the previous blog post in the series, obsolete legacy systems are usually the result of a dangerously myopic IT strategy. Overcoming the heavy cost implications of migrating away from legacy systems could begin with looking at a cloud based approach. But that is only the first piece of the entire structure; it is critical for the new age platform to recognize and have the capacity to enable certain principles that are inherent for the business practices we can foresee for the next generation. BBC Capital recently published an analysis of such decisions [to persist with legac...
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Daniel Stecher

Legacy systems: Why do we still tolerate them in airline ops?

It is estimated that airline disruptions cause losses of $60 billion each year on a global scale. As per the latest Air Travel Consumer Report published by the United States Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, over 20% of all flights in all US airports experienced delays in the time period covered (May 2018). A good 7% of these are attributed to late arriving aircraft, while another 5% are due to factors which are within the airline's control. But apart from the compelling statistics, real world examples continue to showcase the importance of investing in a reliable operations mana...
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Daniel Stecher

Airline crew shortages: Key reasons and the solution - Part 2

While there is quite some consensus on what constitutes the ideal airline operations management platform – one that is capable of reducing/eliminating the airline's crew rostering issues, there is greater diversity in what the current platforms on the market are offering. It makes sense therefore to list down what may be considered as ideal for airline operations management. So here are the key enabling features of the ideal platform:  1.  Situational Awareness Window ​ This is a new operational paradigm whereby Operations Control Centre (OCC) professionals are freed from having to l...
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