An introduction to our tools
We offer an established and growing suite of products across airline planning horizons, meeting airline demand for speed, flexibility, and customization as part of full digital transformation, with the end user always in the driving seat. A selection of 4 powerful support tools covers the 3 planning cycles of strategic planning, setting up for robustness, and optimal execution on the Day of Operations.
Pathfinder can be used in different ways/for different purposes:
- Creating fleet lines for your network department, with the objective of maximizing operational performance and reducing non-performance costs or to maximize fleet utilization.
- Allocating tails to flights with the objective of minimizing passenger delay minutes or delay cost.
Different objective functions can be used for different planning horizons or scenarios.
At the onset of Covid-19, Pathfinder was adapted to serve new use cases. It is now able to decide aircraft type and sub-type allocation (i.e. decide whether to use a 737-700, 800 or 900) with the objective of maximizing profit.
ALIGN is designed to facilitate the evaluation of resources needed to operate a given schedule. It is typically used by network departments in conjunction with the planning team for all operational resources (crew, ground resources, maintenance, etc.)
ALIGN allows teams to determine the level of resources needed to operate a given schedule. When given a specific number of resources, it highlights the bottlenecks created by insufficient resources and provides data about likelihood and size of any potential delay.
With its simulation capabilities, ALIGN is also used by airline management to review forecasted KPIs of a given schedule and resource level and ensure that the airline is well set up to achieve its operational targets and strategy.
Finally, ALIGN is also used to create the business case for new equipment purchases or employee hires determining the operational benefit of those additional resources.
All airlines try to maximize the utilization of their fleet to achieve the most efficient turns and shortest ground times. With many ground resources to coordinate above and below the wing, executing a turn requires close collaboration and coordination across a number of departments and teams. Integral decision making is critical to the successful execution of a turn, with each department making decisions based on the same data.
Terra was designed to improve the resource allocation process for ground resources. It supports allocators of Ground Services departments to find the most optimal allocation of resources on the Day of Operations (DoO)—taking into account resources available, equal distribution of workload for employees (employee satisfaction), delay probability, delay costs, and enhanced task times based on a number of factors, such as actual load.
Taking into account all information (updated departure and arrival times, disruption caused by technical issues, crew and so on) Sentry proposes which flights to swap, delay, cancel, or use spare A/C on, to handle disruption and preserve the integrity of the network. It can be used with different (fully tailored) objective functions such as minimizing delay costs and minimizing the number of impacted premium PAX.