Is one of your KPIs related to a reduction of fuel costs? Are you driven to bring about change? Most airlines feel that one of the areas of potentially significant operational cost savings is in reducing fuel costs. Here’s an overview about what a Fuel Study may entail, along with a use case example where the successful Fuel Study results and subsequent improvement execution weren’t successful, and why.
By John Maggiore, digital aviation expert and consultant
“What we commonly call ‘digital aviation’ can be distilled down to this: Knowledge or insights embodied and delivered via software on, at or about an aircraft, to deliver value to aircraft operations. By its very nature digital aviation is multi-disciplined. It flows from engineering and analytics, to the realm of IT, to the asset itself, and finally has to make sense to someone’s job within the operational realm.“
In an ideal airline world, all departments involved in daily flight operations would work closely together in perfect harmony to execute the daily flight schedule without a hitch. Within this beautiful and harmonious operational bubble, the airline would flawlessly execute its flight schedule without any hiccups or disruptions. Unfortunately, this utopian world where everything goes as expected does not exist, and operational disruptions do regularly occur. Read more about how maintenance operations has a direct effect on the outcome of daily flight operations.
What is Operational Health, and why do I need to know about it?
Airline Operational Health is exactly what it sounds like, a performance awareness of the most important aspects of your operational goals. These goals are frequently reflected through the use of a balanced scorecard. Do you know what your company’s executives feel are the most important goals and expectations?
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