Operations

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 with tons of KPIs Aircraft…

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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 details you have to know…

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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 keep tracking and monitoring their…

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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 evident that airlines face a…

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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 Airlines Focus On Flight And…

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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 first step, airlines will focus…

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COVID’s Impact on Safety Regulations for Air, Rail & Bus [+KPI Examples]

Today my thoughts emerged from a recent experience I had during my first trip after the COVID-19 lockdown. Last week during my first rail travel, I wondered why are the safety requirements much stricter for air travel than for rail/ground travel. During my journey, I was a bit surprised by how other passengers arrived on their spot and directly removed…

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How Airlines Can Continue On A Sustainable Path With Post-COVID-19 Strict Sanitary Regulations?

Airlines have been working for years on how to become more environmentally friendly. On our blog post, ‘Why should airlines monitor sustainability KPIs’ we identify some of the central sustainability KPIs airlines should track to reduce the impact on the environment. However, with the current COVID-19 crisis and the new hygiene and sanitation standards that will be required to travel, airlines face…

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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 themselves in unimaginable ways in…

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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 we consider this concept important?…

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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 and going into details, I…

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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 visualizes it a way the…

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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 — More than the KPIs every…

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Improve Your Airline’s On-Time Performance Immediately and Without Spending Thousands Of Dollars

On-time performance (punctuality) is probably the number one quality indicator for an airline (except safety aspects). And a quality indicator that affects your passengers massively. However, many airlines still struggle to improve their OTP or maintain it on a high level. According to recent numbers from OAG, only 4 airlines are operating with an OTP >= 90%. Even worse, almost…

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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 the first iPhone back in…

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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 of the exact percentage, no…

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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? From my point of view,…

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Airlines which are serious about customer satisfaction don’t care about on-time performance

On-time performance (OTP) is probably the most famous and well-known performance indicator airlines use. Almost since the beginning of civil aviation, OTP has been an important quality indicator. For sure, OTP possesses a particular attractiveness: Easy to calculate, required data is available, and it all sums up to one bold number — which is also perfect to benchmark. I’ve seen…

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