Airline Operations Study Group

All aspects of Flight Operations, Ground Resources, and Maintenance are covered.

Flight Operations - These including dispatch, flight planning, flight watch, weather data provision, operations control, ground to air communications and integration with crew, schedules and maintenance planning. Gate allocation, slot control, ATC and airport management can also be covered. There is increasing use of simulation and expert systems, for the management of irregular operations.

Ground Resources - The use of management science techniques in reducing costs or increasing the effectiveness of manpower has been the concern of this group. Topics addressed include determination of operational manpower requirements, optimal task allocation, production of efficient roster patterns, planning of employment, annual leave, training, reward systems and strategic planning of recruitment. There has been some considerable interest in personal computer applications with demonstrations of systems under development.

Maintenance - Information systems for Maintenance & Engineering and Materials functions have been the focus of this study group. Areas of current interest include component control, aircraft records, maintenance planning, inventory systems, initial provisioning and parts tracking.

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2013 Study Group

Study Group Chairs

Michael Irrgang


Judith Semar

Lufthansa Systems

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