Active Crew

By: Rainmaker  05/12/2011
Keywords: Post Flight

Crew being a critical resource also of course represents a significant cost centre, accounting on average for 15% of total costs of running the airline. That is why the Rainmaker Active Crew suite of applications has an enormous focus on optimisation of valuable resource, control of costs, transparency and speed of reporting. The common themes running through the Active Crew applications include:

  • Providing a shared view to crew and ops management on a selective basis and in real time
  • Eliminating cumbersome paper based processes around pre-flight briefing and post flight reporting
  • Delivering real time ops intelligence
  • Determining the real variable cost of every duty and every flight on a granular filtered basis by crew member, by crew category, by crew base, by route network, by fleet, by bid/roster period, by season

Active Crew is designed to keep crew actively doing what they are best at.

Keywords: Post Flight

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