of aircraft in the fleet. The routing plans must be synchronized and taking in consideration minimum aircraft out-of-service time, time admissible on aircraft and parts between overhauls, optimum utilization of personnel and workload, and finally maximum utilization of facilities. Planner also need to take into consideration that maintenance is conducted only on few stations and that safety can never be sacrificed to meet a schedule. (Wensveed, 2011).
LONG GOOSE AIRLINES 4 II. Crews As we all know, airliner crew scheduling becomes more and more complex as you add variables to the equation. The schedule planner, giving the nature of the business needs to take into consideration the legalities relating to work shifts length, crew member’s qualifications and the adequate training on each type of airplane. III. Facilities The schedule planner needs to ensure the presence of an adequate number of gate positions for the number of planes on the ground simultaneously and enough breathing room for early arrivals or delayed departures. Furthermore, the planner needs to ensure that there is sufficient ticket-counter space to handle the passengers expeditiously and ample time provided for an on-line or interline transfer of passengers, baggage, mail, and cargo.
- Fall '16
- Kelly Lawton
- Low-cost carrier, Long Goose Airlines