March 13, 2013

Jeppesen to Provide Manpower Planning Optimization Capabilities for British Airways

Manpower Planning solution optimizes crew supply and demand factors to increase efficiency

Englewood, Colo. | 13 Mar 2013 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has signed a contract to provide British Airways with the Jeppesen Manpower Planning solution to increase pilot management efficiency for the international carrier. Jeppesen Manpower Planning will allow British Airways to produce cost-efficient resource plans to accurately forecast and analyze pilot supply and demand.

“We are looking forward to see Jeppesen Manpower Planning in production. The preliminary results we have seen are very promising,” said Neil Payne, Flight Operations Resources manager at British Airways. “We believe that this solution will drive both increased cost-efficiency and improved control in British Airways’ pilot resource planning.”

A component of the Jeppesen crew management system at British Airways, Jeppesen Manpower Planning provides the airline with full control over the pilot manpower planning process. The solution reduces overall crew and training costs through optimization capabilities, producing multiple feasible and legal scenarios that can be implemented by the airline.

“British Airways maintains a long tradition of integrating Jeppesen’s optimization capabilities to rapidly respond to changes in the evolving business environment and to make their crew planning process more efficient,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. “Through this extended relationship, we will provide this iconic global airline with our industry-leading solutions to increase efficiency and reduce crew operations costs.”

Jeppesen Manpower Planning estimates crew supply and demand, presented graphically with surplus and deficit visualized. Vacation time, standbys and projected training information are among the variables included in the solution to calculate optimized manpower planning data for efficient resource planning.

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About Jeppesen:
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.

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