Operations

The world’s 100 most punctual airports for 2020

We made a data deep-dive and analyzed the world’s 100 most punctual airports. Here are the results! Discover the world’s most punctual mega airports and find out all about small punctuality top players! Discover an essential analysis On-time performance, still, is one of the essential quality factors when traveling by plane. However, it’s not solely…

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How Corona (temporarily) turned the aviation industry upside down!

The Corona pandemic hit the aviation industry with a mighty clash and reshuffled it completely — at least temporarily. We take a closer look at airline and airport rankings and how traffic has changed. When we first heard about a virus breakout in Asia, we couldn’t imagine how this would change the world. Especially the…

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Attention Airlines: Here’s an upcoming standard you should evaluate!

The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of airlines around the globe. Due to the industry’s interconnected processes and various stakeholders, the transformation drives new standards. Here’s one of the standards airlines should evaluate! Airlines — A (former) forerunner when it comes to standards and digital transformation The first companies that come into your mind when…

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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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The 6 Most Important Airport Operations KPIs — You Have To Know!

Airport operations management is an ultra-complex task, especially in large hubs with thousands of daily flights and challenging passenger connections. Therefore, monitoring the right set of KPIs is essential for high-quality airport operations. With this blog post, we introduce six of the most important airport operations KPIs every airport should track. Let’s quickly provide some…

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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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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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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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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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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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6 Reasons Why Your Airline Needs KPIs To Reduce Operational Costs

Every airline is currently looking for possibilities to reduce costs. And this isn’t surprising. COVID-19, like no other crisis before, forces airlines to rethink their entire business models.  Most of the airlines forecast a bumpy and lengthy road until passengers numbers reach pre-COVID figures again. Although predictions vary from 3 to 5 years, it is…

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6 Crucial Crew KPIs Airlines Have To Monitor

Let’s focus on airline crew KPIs today. Although I’ve published many blog posts about airline operations KPIs, crew KPIs —so far— haven’t been that prominent. I think it is time to correct that. Especially since I am fully aware of the essential role cockpit and cabin crew plays in the context of airline operations. Many…

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6 Essential Cost-Control KPIs To Manage Airline Operations

Cost-Control and Cost-Reduction — probably the two words you hear most when talking to airlines nowadays. Due to Corona and the whole pandemic situation, airlines are suffering enormous pressure to reduce costs. And I’m convinced that only those airlines that manage to control and reduce costs will survive in the long-term. Of course, in the…

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What We’Ve Learned From Cargo Airlines And Crisis: Spotlight On Cargo KPIs

We’re all aware that during current Corona times, airlines have suffered possibly the biggest crisis in aviation history. However, cargo airlines are one part of aviation that hasn’t ceased operations. On the contrary, it has continued to put all efforts into providing the necessary medical and essential food supplies within countries.  Cargo airlines have reinvented…

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Insights Into A New Approach Of Real-Time Flight Tracking.

Have you ever considered the possibility of tracking an entire flight process? From its initial planning until its arrival to a destination? Today, I want to share with you a concept that will allow you to track each step of a flight in a chronological manner and the most important in real-time. But why do…

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3 Steps That Will Improve Your Airline’s Turnaround Process Awareness

Let’s kick-off this blog post with a simple question: How aware are you of your airline’s turnaround process?  I’m pretty sure that most of you answer that question with the confidence to know how a turnaround works. Moreover, it even sounds like a trivial question to you.  However, when moving away from a generic level…

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6 airline maintenance information you should integrate into your operations dashboard.

With this blog post, we give you a quick overview of the essential airline maintenance information that should be visualized on your operations dashboard. Although we like to call it airline operations dashboard, the content shouldn’t be limited purely to flight operations information. Conversely, a perfect dashboard combines information from different sources/areas, curates them, and…

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6 Most Important KPIs For Airline Operations

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are a common instrument to track a company’s performance and goals. And airlines, of course, use a huge variety of KPIs too. With this blog post, we want to put a spotlight on operations KPIs and answer the question: “What are the most important operations KPIs for airlines?” Airline Operations KPIs…

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What airline operations executives can gain from thinking like Apple?

Airline operations and Apple seem not to have very much in common — at first sight. Especially, when it comes to key performance indicator (KPI). However, I think that airline executives can gain a lot from thinking like Apple. Let’s check out why: With the iPhone Apple has hugely disrupted the mobile market. Moreover, with…

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Why It’s Time For Airlines To Monitor Sustainability KPIs In Real-Time?

There are certainly many articles about sustainability and airlines. For quite a while the global and necessary debate about climate change, sustainability, and CO2 reduction is a dominating topic. Although COVID-19 has pushed the topic into the background in 2020 you don’t have to be Nostradamus to know that its relevance will again increase. Regardless…

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Top 3 KPI every airline should pay attention to

What are your top three KPI every airline should pay attention to? A question I’m asked frequently. With this post, I want to provide my favorite airline operations KPIs. And explain why I consider them as most relevant. What defines relevance, and why do I think every airline should pay attention to the following KPIs?…

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How To Create Big Data In Airline Operations — A Case Study

Airlines are constantly aiming for defining and executing practical big data use cases. And sometimes you get dizzy by all these fancy ideas airlines come up with. Believe it, I am no stranger to that. However, personally I’m always aiming for feasible and executable solutions. Big data, in my opinion, has definitely survived the buzzword…

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Why real-time KPIs will boost your operational performance

Every airline focus on operational performance. And every airline is already trying to monitor the most relevant performance indicators such as punctuality, regularity, or misconnex quota. When talking to performance analysts from airlines across the globe, still most of them tell us that they rely on daily or even weekly and monthly performance reports. Let…

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