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Due to the currently ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the council of the Agifors Council has made the choice to do all study group meetings in an online format, just like it has been the case for the Annual Symposium in autumn 2020.

This year the Crew Management Study group meeting will start on the 7th of June 2021. We will spread out the conference over 6  sessions in two weeks. The sessions will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, each of 3 hours. All sessions will start at 14:00 UTC and run through to 17:00 UTC. These times would hopefully make it possible to attend the session within a reasonable time for many locations around the globe.


As this event is not like any of our usual events, and we realize that in these times it is nearly impossible to commit to anything costly, we have decided to greatly reduce the registration fees for this year. We do this because we feel that now more than ever we need a platform like the Agifors to work together in combatting the effects of this pandemic.

Registration fees are:

  • Academic/Airline: for AGIFORS members registration is for free 
    Non-members pay USD 30 extra.
  • Industry/Government/Vendors: USD 30
    Non-members pay USD 30 extra.
Register here for free membership. 

Registration Page


Monday, 7 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

Tuesday, 8 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

Thursday, 10 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

Monday, 14 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

Thursday, 17 June, 2021

14:00 17:00 To be determined

All times are UTC.


We are happy to be able to announce the first highlights of the agenda. Topics will include:

  • Machine learning and optimization to solve very large crew pairing problems
  • Mathematical programming techniques for solving crew planning problems
  • Dynamic evaluation of airline pilot's flight requests
  • The necessity of disruptive changes in crew management after the disruptive COVID-19 changes
  • An in-house developed fatigue risk management system (FRMS)
  • A technology based approach to manage crew rules, their interpretation(s) and implementation/compliance within the organization and IT systems
  • Discovering the untapped potentials of fatigue risk management (FRM)
  • Updates on individual airlines from all areas of the world

During the sponsor presentations, you will received updates on recent developments and insights into product roadmaps.

Further topics are on final approach, so stay tuned and check the website for additions. Of course the invitation remains, add your topic to the agenda and use the study group to exchange with aviation professionals on your subject.

We are also happy to be able to host a live panel under the headline "Reading the different news from all over the world, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Some countries are doing very well with the vaccination of their citizens and everybody is very keen to travel again. Which perspectives / trends have been observed or experienced within the different geographies in 2020 and which ones are expected to sustain?"

Call For Presentations

A meeting like this is nothing without content. And the content should come from you. For that reason I would hereby request if you would consider submitting a technical presentation for the conference also. So, come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you. 

As we are still very much in the Covid-19 pandemic, we would like to hear your story. How did your organization cope with the situation, what you have learned from this, and how do you plan to move forward from here.It would benefit our community a lot if we get to hear how you were able to modify your systems, procedures, and optimizers to deal with the new normality.

Please note that due to the very special nature of this years event and the highly reduced registration fee for vendors, there will bo no vendor presentations this year. There will only be non-technical presentations by our sponsors this year.

Requirements of Presenting

  • A 30-45 minute presentation (for orientation: 30min with approx. 10mins Q&A, 45mins with approx. 15mins Q&A)
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Crew Management audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting

Presentation entry deadline: May 20th 2021

Please send your presentation proposals / inquiry to crew@agifors.org.


The policy of AGIFORS for all their meetings are to have the registration fee for Airline staff and Academics as low as possible. The philosophy behind this is that academics are likely to enter new lines of thought into our field, and having a strong presence by airlines brings great value to both the vendors and the airlines.It would therefore be great if your organization could this year be one of our sponsors.

As this is an online event, the sponsorship options are limited also. There will be no booths or banners to display. This is reflected in the sponsorship fee as well. 

Gold (USD 500)


Sponsor registration 

Diamond Sponsorship Level

This year the Agifors Council has instroduced a  a new concept in sponsering the Study Groups: the diamond Sponsorship level. The price of this package is USD 1,500.
When you opt for this package, you will be a gold sponsor on all of the study group meetings:

  • 2021 Revenue Management Study Group
    Dates: May 4th-6th.
  • 2021 Scheduling and Strategic Planning Study Group
    Dates: May 17th-19th.
  • 2021 Crew Management Study Group
    Dates: June 7th – 17th.
  • 2021 Airline Operation/Aircraft Maintenance Operations Study Group
    Dates: July 13-16

Registration of this package goes via the same page as the Gold package

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