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What-if? scheduling for fleet planners

20 Jan 2011

Aerogility has enhanced the innovative what-if? scheduling module for fleet planning and operations teams.

We have filled a gap in the software support for fleet planners tasked with achieving target levels of aircraft availability and fleet readiness. The planning module integrates what-if? capability into the planning process, enabling fleet planners to quickly work through different options before committing resources to a new schedule.

Fleet planners routinely construct and re-factor complex schedules in response to new operational data and fleet requirements. This is a time consuming and labor intensive process, which is further compounded by the changing demands for fleet sustainment. Conventional planning tools help you to produce a Gantt chart, but they leave the difficult task of resolving multiple goals and constraints to the planner.

The Aerogility planning module delivers important benefits to the fleet planner – speed, agility, and productivity. The what-if? schedules run in a standard browser with no plug-ins, which means they can be accessed over a secure network.

A fleet planner can use Aerogility to handle the continual cycle of scheduled maintenance, and overlay new upgrade, modification, and life extension programs. At the same time, they can resolve multiple constraints – the utilization of maintenance facilities, skilled resources, and specialist kit, and fit this into funding windows and customer requirements. With each version of the schedule, the fleet planner can see immediately the impact on the all important key performance indicators of aircraft availability, costs, and utilization of resources. Unlike a static Gantt chart, what-if? scheduling enables a fleet planner to adjust and fix maintenance events, and feed these back into a new simulation of the schedule.

The Aerogility planning module is a breakthrough for fleet planning teams. Reducing planning cycles down from weeks to hours, fleet planners can generate complex schedules that get the work done, and deliver the KPIs.

  • What-if scheduling with feedback loop for optimizing schedules
  • View schedule by aircraft, fleet, or maintenance facility
  • Ability to fix dates and merge activities
  • Incorporate maintenance facility capabilities, personnel availability, and track downtime constraints
  • Overlay major modifications programs with scheduled maintenance and unscheduled events