AVSC 2180 Lesson 3 - Lesson 3 Airline Administration Key...

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Lesson 3 Airline Administration Key issues facing airlines today revolve around the optimal use of resources. Airline administrators are responsible for a broad range of disciplines including; asset planning and control, technology development, inter-company code sharing, human resource management and financial planning. They are also responsible for the efficient use of all assets including time, human resources and fixed assets. This involves planning for increased capacity, cost and expense control and developing procedures that provide for rapid response to changing technology and economic conditions. Computer applications originated in the reservation systems but their influence permeates virtually every aspect of management today. Special resource management applications address a broad spectrum of system wide needs of the airlines: flight crews, ground handlers, airports, caterers, cargo handlers and airport-based government agencies. In this lecture you will learn about automated integrated computer systems and how essential they are to airline operations. These “tools” are the key to maintaining a competitive position within the industry. Airline Management Integrated business process management provides a continuous flow of information. Consistent interface between the involved processes helps to maximize resource use and minimize inefficiency. The ability of computer systems to process and analyze seemingly infinite volumes of information is critical in a constantly changing and demanding environment. Human resource management is one of the most complex operations of an airline. Costs associated with crew resource management are variable but with careful planning controllable. The efficient allocation of human resources has a direct impact on profitability. Automated systems aid in planning daily operations. One example is the computer programs which analyze crew data and generate work assignments based on the most efficient allocation of available personnel. The system automatically communicates crew rosters across the network to managers and employees. Managers have immediate, current information. Computer applications can also facilitate fleet and fixed asset management. Automated histories for fixed assets which include; acquisition dates, repair and maintenance records, help to keep management apprised of the fleet equipment age and condition. These records are an invaluable tool in analyzing the viability of continued use of airplanes, equipment and the stringent requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Management programs improve day-to-day operations across airport functions by providing optimal staffing levels, generating work assignments (rosters) for complex work scenarios, automating employee administration, and offering decision support on the day of operation. Systems also optimize staffing for cargo operations, utilization of ground support equipment, and improve gate planning and
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AVSC 2180 Lesson 3 - Lesson 3 Airline Administration Key...

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