Posted on: 29 September 2015 by Mark Howells
Jeppesen is to provide crew management services for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, with the SkyWest, Inc, subsidiaries utilising Jeppesen’s Crew Pairing optimisation solution to maximise scheduling efficiency.
“Jeppesen Crew Pairing allows us to improve how we plan and execute optimised crew assignments and schedules, to the benefit of our overall operating business model,” commented Jim Jensen, vice-president, information technology, SkyWest, Inc. “We look forward to realising bottom line results from enhancing the complex process of pairing fleet-wide crew assignments.”
Using Jeppesen Crew Pairing, SkyWest and ExpressJet are now able to optimise a full monthly crew schedule, instead of a daily or weekly outlook. Typically, airline use of Jeppesen Crew Pairing reduces crew planning and operations costs by between 3%-15% annually and greatly reduces the time needed for crew planning and implementation.
“In a highly competitive business environment, Jeppesen crew management tools provide an advantage for reducing operating costs and the time required to develop precision schedules,” explained Peter Andersson, director, Jeppesen Crew Optimization. “We will continue to support SkyWest and ExpressJet in their effort to achieve the most efficient crew management processes that consider the realities of fleet-wide scheduling and operations requirements.”