Profit is maximized by increasing the fleet utilization and containing costs. Aircraft are managed as a pool of resources. The optimum aircraft is selected from the pool and is assigned to a pilot at flight time, taking account of all the complexities – W&B, utility category, defects, maintenance etc. Because less time is wasted between bookings and less time is wasted during the bookings, aircraft spend more time in the air, less time on the ground. Better utilization is like having a bigger fleet, without adding more aircraft. The business grows without making expensive capital investments or increasing maintenance costs.
Safety is enhanced by ensuring dispatch integrity. An aircraft is selected for a pilot’s mission only after confirming that every aspect of its status is consistent with the pilot’s needs. For example, a mission that extends into night time will not be matched with an aircraft having a defect that precludes night operation. Aircraft selection is done automatically and immediately. The pilot is provided with a summarized pre-flight report, saving time and reducing stress, ensuring full attention is available for conducting a safe flight, tending to passengers etc.
Customer satisfaction: Aircraft are more available – more booking requests get accepted. The dispatch process is smooth and hassle-free. Pre-flight data is summarized nicely. Pilots enjoy a better overall rental experience.
Staff and management effectiveness are enhanced because interrupt-driven coordination between people is replaced by the background flow of system data. When an aircraft is released after maintenance, no one has to tell anyone else. The system knows that the aircraft can now be dispatched. Management have a wealth of current and historical data to ensure operations and planning are both optimized.
Regulatory compliance becomes easy. Once processes are established and conducted using FleetCaptain, they get done consistently and leave a clear audit trail.