Cutting Costs: Why Airlines Overpay Fuel Bills and how to Prevent it!

Most airlines constantly overpay fuel bills. Not because they want to, but they lack alternatives. I genuinely believe that a digital fueling infrastructure makes fuel bill overpayment unnecessary and obsolete. Here’s how that works and how it helps airlines. Airline Need to cut Costs now! Around the globe, airlines are desperately seeking ways to reduce…

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Airports in the Middle of the Ocean: Aircraft Carriers in Military Deployment

Here’s Part 3 of our military aviation blog post series. There’s one outstanding aspect of Military Aviation, and it is the capability of merging both Aerial and Maritime Operations within one single facility. The US Navy, with the service of Aircraft Carrier-CV, can operate maritime and air missions simultaneously as it can serve as a…

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How UAVs are Enhancing Military Aviation?

One of the most intriguing aviation topics, especially in the Military branch, is UAVs’ integration and operation (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Today I want to share some first insights about using this technology in Military Aviation together with some expert overview about the increased use of this technology. A Quick Introduction to UAVs Military institutions are…

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The Unknown Approach to Reducing Airline Turnaround Times!

Reducing the turnaround time is one of the ultimate goals for every airline — especially in such testing times with growing complexity. With this blog post, we introduce an approach to reduce turnaround time sustainably. Moreover, this approach is feasible for every airline!  Airline Turnaround Processes — A Quick Introduction More than any other airline…

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21 Essential Military Aviation KPIs

Aviation, as we all know, is a fascinating world. It has multiple categories, areas, and functions. In our previous posts, we have researched what is known as civil aviation involving measures for commercial and private aviation. This research is shifting to an entirely new cluster of general aviation, which involves a new approach, standards, operations,…

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Industries Thriving During the Crisis — 30 KPIs for the Winners

As an aviation lover, I’ve been focusing on researching and informing myself about the COVID-19 impact on the aviation industry. However, today I was looking outside our office windows during our lunch break and focused on our neighbors, a mattress company. For some months, I’ve wondered why I see more and more people in their…

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The Most Essential Airline KPIs — A Post-Pandemic Assessment

With one of my first-ever blog posts, I’ve introduced and discussed the most essential airline operations KPIs. Almost three years later, the world has turned upside down. A pandemic hit airlines with a mighty clash and disrupts the entire industry. Therefore, it is time to reassess and check whether the (former) most essential KPIs are…

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Suez Canal Blockage — Tracking Measures to Improve Decision Making

This week on the news, we have seen the critical cargo situation happening in the Suez Canal. Since March 23rd, the container ship Ever Given, operated by the Evergreen Marine Corp Firm, ran aground in a horizontal position, blocking all circulation possibilities in either direction for other vessels to circulate through the canal. The ship…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What it Means for Airline KPIs?

After the first anniversary of COVID-19, we can say we are in one of the most anticipated phases of the process, the vaccination phase. Imagine the logistics pharmaceuticals, governments, and transportation companies have to arrange to guarantee the safe arrival of the doses to each of the countries worldwide. This is an example of how important…

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The Punctuality Debate: Is Airline On-Time Performance Still Relevant?

The world is changing, and it’s vital that airlines acknowledge re-examining certain long-held beliefs. Undoubtedly, no one blames airlines for the current situation due to COVID-19. However, many airlines are stuck doing things in an outdated way that leads to inefficiency. One thing I often observe when talking to airlines is the quasi-religious focus on…

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Analysis: Comparing Private Jet Operators and Commercial Airlines KPIs

Since COVID-19 started, people have been looking for ‘safer’ alternatives to travel. We have seen travelers looking for options to enjoy seeing the world in a ‘safer manner.’ By safer, I mean people prefer to travel in private vehicles to reduce contact with others and reduce the contagion risk. But this is not only the…

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How CORONA Changes Airline KPIs Radically!

CORONA is the dominating topic of the airline and aviation industry for many months now. Unprecedented, devastating, and destructive are just a few adjectives that describe the airline nation’s state at this moment. However, we want to take another perspective on CORONA and the airline industry with this blog post.  Analyzing CORONA’s Impact on Airlines…

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A Must-Read: 2020’s Most-Read Airline Blog Posts

What were the topics and blog posts that drove attention in 2020? Was it all about COVID-19? Or about new concepts and innovative ideas? We put together the five most-read airline blog posts of 2020. Enjoy! An exceptional year comes to its end. Looking at the aviation industry, it probably has been the most challenging…

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Digital Innovations Airlines Need for the New Normal

The global pandemic pretty much upended almost every industry and sector of modern society. And while the pandemic’s effect on the world is pretty substantial, it’s safe to say that airlines may face the fallout from this for years to come. Air travel will likely continue to be affected even as the world approaches a…

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Travelers’ Experience in COVID-19 Times

After asking people around the world, their perception and willingness to travel during Corona times, I wanted to see the perspective of people who have already taken the step and traveled during COVID-19 times. Therefore, I decided to interview four different persons who have traveled during Corona times to various destinations and consider multiple trip…

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Airline Podcast: 2020’s top Episodes of the ID1 Audio Experience!

With more than 150 podcast episodes, 2020 was a remarkable year. We tried new formats, new topics and invited new co-hosts. But overall, we had one clear goal: Creating the world’s best airline podcasts that focus on data, business intelligence, and KPIs. Continue reading and discover 2020’s top episodes of the ID1 Audio Experience. 2020…

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5 Aircraft Maintenance KPIs Every Airline Should Monitor in Real-Time

There are only a few areas that are equally important for an airline’s safety than aircraft maintenance. Therefore, airlines operate sophisticated reporting systems to ensure the highest level of safety and quality of their aircraft. This article introduces five specific aircraft maintenance KPIs every airline should monitor in real-time. Aircraft Maintenance — A Vast Field…

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4 Reasons why Your Airline Must use KPI Benchmarks in Operations

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have become a standard tool to rationalize a company’s performance. Especially in operations, airlines use the KPI tool to track their performance. This article goes beyond usual KPI usage and manifests the importance of KPI benchmarks. Read on to find out why your airline must use benchmarks for operational KPIs, how…

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How New Technologies are Disrupting Incumbent Industries

As Millenials and Gen Z— generations that grew up with technology—saturate the job market, they are using new technologies to innovate stagnant industries. Technology is at the center of these innovations, and entrepreneurs build businesses in industries that already have distinct leaders. Entrepreneurs know an up-to-date business plan, direct-to-consumer products, and software as a service…

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COVID Travel Survey: Are you Ready to Travel Under the New Normal?

After my first experience traveling, I was inquisitive about what people’s perception is about traveling during COVID-19 times. Therefore, I decided to generate a COVID Travel Survey and distribute it to people from different nationalities. My main objective was to understand if the perception was similar or had significant variations depending on the participants’ regions.…

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Corona: World’s Biggest Airlines to Layoff More Than 100,000 Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has a devastating effect on the global air industry. While it became evident that airlines will suffer a long-lasting impact, more and more airlines announced job cuts and layoffs as a necessary response to the crisis.  With passenger numbers on an all-time low, parked aircraft, and travel restrictions, airlines are undergoing the…

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Flying During the Time of COVID-19 — Insights From an Industry Expert

I read and heard so much about how different it is to fly during the time of COVID-19. Safety regulations, additional processes, and additional restrictions are just a few examples. However, as an aviation lover, I was looking forward to my first flight after many months so very much. Here’s what I observed and all…

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Are we at the Beginning of A Chinese Aviation & Airline Decade?

COVID-19 turned the airline and aviation industry upside down. Moreover, the aftermath of COVID-19 will redefine the entire industry. Up to now, Chinese airlines seem to handle the pandemic much better than competitors from Europe and the US. What does that mean for the future of the aviation and airline industry? Summary Contrary to US…

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77 Essential KPIs Airlines Track For Improved Operations

Have you ever asked yourself about the metrics airlines monitor during the day of operations? Or in other words, what are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) airlines have a close eye on? We work with airlines all over the world and collected the most essential operations KPIs. The most successful airlines are successful because they…

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50 Crazy Aviation Facts you Have to Know!

The aviation world is one the most fascinating industries. And it is an industry full of secrets, myths, and unbelievable facts. With this blog, we are going to unravel some of the craziest aviation facts about airlines, airports, or simply travelling. Discover an amazing list of aviation facts you definitely haven’t know before!! Crazy Aviation…

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The Future of Business Intelligence & Key Performance Indicators

We are beyond thrilled to present the first-ever Future Perspective Edition about Business Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators. A massive document that holds innovative thoughts, latest trends, and pioneering concepts! +40 Pages About Business Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators! We are more than thrilled to publish the sixth edition of the “Future Perspective” series. For…

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Master Data Management Strategy: Here’s The Most Important Advice!

If you type in Master Data Management Strategy, Google presents you 519 Million results. Even when we put the hyphens around the phrase “Master Data Management Strategy,” we can choose between 176,000 results. Both numbers are fascinating. However, I genuinely believe that 97% of the results won’t tell you about the most critical advice concerning…

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Implementing Master Data Management Systems — 5 Lessons I Learned!

I think I’m not exaggerating when saying that Master Data Management Systems (MDS) have a boring image. No fancy user interface, no AI, no nothing. Not sexy at all. And I’m not exaggerating when stating that many Master Data Management Systems projects last much longer than expected, don’t achieve set goals, or fail completely. Master…

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10 Most Important IT KPIs You Should Track!

One doesn’t know if the universe is endless. But one thing I’m convinced of is the fact that the universe of IT KPIs is infinite. I wrote many articles about the KPIs of various business areas — finance, HR, social media, etc. And for sure, each of these areas posses a considerable amount of KPIs.…

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12 Financial KPIs Every Company Should Monitor!

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are probably among the most prominent tools to manage, monitor, and steer a company’s operations and strategy. And if you search Google, you’ll find hundreds of different KPIs that cover your business processes. However, if you’d ask me which KPIs to start with, my immediate answer is Financial KPIs! Marketing Counts,…

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15 Most Essential Social Media KPIs You Must Track!

Social media key performance indicators (KPIs) should reflect an essential part of your social media strategy. They rationalize the success of your social media activities. Moreover, social media KPIs help to monitor whether you are reaching your defined goals or not. Unfortunately, many companies —still— track the wrong social media KPIs. Very often they solely…

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10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Podcasts are constantly becoming an essential source of insights, knowledge, inspiration — and also thoughts about innovation. Moreover, the number of people listening to podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts is steadily increasing. In the United States alone, approximately 100 million people listen to podcasts. And that number is expected to grow to…

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6 Transportation KPIs You Need Now — Air, Rail, Maritime & Road

Let me share a short backstory before we get into the details about Transportation KPIs. Being back at the office after three months of lockdown made me realized how much I missed all my colleagues. During lunch talks and team meetings, we can share our perspectives about how this situation can benefit us and how…

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Social Media Dashboards — 5 Stunning Examples You Should Check Out!

In today’s world, many companies are utilizing social media channels, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. And undoubtedly, focusing on social media channels has become an essential pillar of a company’s success. Therefore, a considerable number of companies try to set up social media dashboards, including their most crucial Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Nevertheless, and although…

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47 Key Performance Indicator Examples — KPIs You Definitely Must Track!

Regardless of the business you operate, or the size of your company, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of Key Performance Indicators help to reach business and strategic goals massively. That’s why we put together the most relevant Key Performance Indicator Examples.  Actually, we went…

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10 Most Essential HR & Employee Engagement KPIs

Regardless of the business you operate or the size of your company, Human Resource (HR) and Employee Engagement KPIs are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of HR and Employee Engagement KPIs helps to reach business and strategic goals massively. Why Are HR & Employee Engagement KPIs So Essential? The…

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What Is Employee Communication — A Reframed Definition!

Employee communication rapidly jumped back on the agenda of many companies in March 2020. Lockdowns, remote work, and a super-dynamic situation —caused by COVID-19— forced companies to dig deeper into the topic. And even the search phrase “what is employee communication” climbed rapidly in Google Statistics. Many Answers To The Question “What Is Employee Communication”…

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20 Essential Sales KPIs You Should Consider To Measure!

Sales KPIs are a tricky endeavor. First of all, it is a paradise for every person dealing with KPIs. The sales area of a company is predicated for KPIs. There’s so much data available, allowing us to track and monitor so many KPIs. However, on the flip side, that can lead to a so-called KPIs…

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Why Master Data Management Is Important

7 Reasons Why Master Data Management Is So Important!

Today we are writing history. Once and for all, we will answer the question of why Master Data Management is that important. And let me be frank. Master Data Management is a topic with a bad reputation. Boring, unsexy, not needed are just a few things people tell me when we discuss Master Data Management.…

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Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why Facebook Rocks And Your Business Intelligence Dashboard Sucks!

I know, the title of this blog post is a bold statement. It probably sounds kind of weird in the beginning. Moreover, I guess the first thing that comes to your mind is something like: What the heck has Facebook to do with a business intelligence (BI) dashboard? Of course, we are talking about two…

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Master Data Management Best Practices

Master Data Management: 8 Best-Practices You Have To Know!

Master Data Management isn’t shiny, sexy, or fancy. I’d even say that 99 out of 100 people would call Master Data Management simply “boring”. Sometimes when I discuss Master Data Management and best practices in this field I have to start by explaining that Master Data Management isn’t about black screens with green letters on…

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Enterprise Content Management

Content Management — What Companies Must Learn From Social Media

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about social media in a business context? I guess it’s sales and marketing, right? Indeed, the number of people who mention Enterprise Content Management is super low. Probably the amount of people is equal to the polar bear population in the Antarctic. Actually,…

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Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software — 4 Essential Smartwatch Rules!

Smartwatches are one of the most important trends of the next years. Moreover, smartwatches are continuously becoming an essential part of many people’s life. As mobiles did 15 years ago, we are currently witnessing the advent of smartwatches. That’s it why it totally makes sense to think about bringing business intelligence software to the smartwatch.…

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KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboard — 3 Surprising Use Cases You’ve Never Thought About!

Let’s agree on the facts first: The primary use case of a KPI dashboard is about visualizing information and KPIs. Totally agree on that. However, I genuinely believe that a KPI dashboard can drive, establish, and realize additional use cases. Use cases that go beyond visualizing KPIs on a dashboard. This conviction is based on…

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Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management — Why Attention Beats Content?

I genuinely believe that we have to change the way we discuss enterprise content management. We have to move from purely content-based to a “getting-the-attention” discussion. Let me explain that step-by-step. When talking to colleagues from companies —regardless of their business department, role, and position— everyone agrees on the fact that the technological world is…

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Tableau Dashboard

Using Tableau As Real-Time Dashboard — 3 Things We Found Out.

Let’s talk about the idea of using Tableau as a real-time dashboard. To make it clear right from the beginning: I love Tableau. Actually, I think Tableau has changed the way companies are approaching the world of data analytics — tremendously and sustainably. Tableau literally enabled business departments to get in control of their data.…

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