• LAUNCH DATE : FEB 2014

  • PRIMARY TARGET : Airlines

  • PROJECT FUNCTIONAL AREA : Network Planning & Flight Operations, Information Technology

  • PROJECT FOCUS : Flight Operations

  • PROJECT SPONSOR : Airsource Partners

Project Summary

Preparing and moving aircraft, crew, cargo, passenger and baggage between one point and another is no obvious task, as any airline will tell you. The Flight Operations department ultimately holds the overall responsibility of operating the airline’s fleet in the most efficient way.

Flight Operations experts selected from Airsource Partners’ aviation expertise marketplace will help you implement a set of Best Practices in the area Flight Operations.

Project Description

A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. In addition, a "best" practice can evolve to become better as improvements are discovered. Best practice is considered by some as a business buzzword, used to describe the process of developing and following a standard way of doing things that multiple organizations can use.

Best practices are used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking.
The airline industry is a major field of application for Best Practices. A key strategic talent required when applying best practice to airlines is the ability to balance the unique qualities of an airline with the practices that it has in common with others.

All experts retained by Airsource Partners for this type of project have previous hands-on experience of flight operations acquired at various airlines during their previous professional tenures. They will help you implement best of breed practices to support end-to-end flight operation needs such as:

=> Movement Control
=> Flight Planning
=> Aircraft Situation Display / Flight Tracking
=> Load Planning
=> Aircraft Datalink Communications
=> Irregular Operations

Experts / companies available for this project

AIROPS Consulting Group - USA
Florida-based AIROPS Consulting Group was created 15 years ago by John Popolizio. John is a seasoned airline executive boasting over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. AIROPS Consulting Group provides a wide range of aviation services including among others business process reengineering, project management, business analytical services and other general consulting services in a selection of functional domains, including flight operations and resource management. Today the company has clients in the US and the EMEA zones.

Graeme - England
UK-based Graeme is a former commercial pilot having fulfilled various management, high profile positions at various airlines in the area of flight operations, safety and training. Most recently this expert served as the Sr VP Operations of a fast growing Western Asian carrier. The expert started his own consulting practices a few years ago.

Jean-Paul - UAE
Jean-Paul has a very strong airline background acquired during his past tenures at a major European airline and a leading aircraft manufacturer. He has an extensive sales and marketing experience completed with a thorough technical expertise. He is now based in Dubai, UAE, where he started his own consulting practice a few years ago.

Jeepal - India
India-based Jeepal is a knowledgeable and experienced aviation specialist with diverse and in-depth knowledge of airline operations and regulatory compliance. He has worked for various airlines both in consulting and operational roles.

Neil - France
France-based Expert Neil is a result-driven executive with management and marketing experience in high technology, globally competitive industries requiring with a long term strategic vision. He has held major management and consultancy roles for several aircraft manufacturers, exec jets operators and other aviation service providers. Neil has a working experience of Asia also.

Gabriel - Nigeria
Gabriel is a seasoned aviation top executive based in Lagos, Nigeria who has been in contact of the aviation industry for close to 30 years now. His previous tenures include the role of managing director of a Nigerian airline. Expert #55 currently owns and runs several businesses in the area of air transport, travel and IT.

Amitesh - INDIA
India-based Amitesh is a result-oriented professional with over 7 years of experience in strategic planning and implementation, project management, operations, resource allocation and customer services acquired at the contact of several airlines of the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East

Andrew - Lebanon
UK-based Andrew is a skilled and dynamic aviation professional with hands-on airline experience who has served in a variety of roles in commercial and operational environments with a proven track record. He specializes in the acquisition and management of aviation assets for companies and ultra high net worth individuals.

Cpt. Peter - Australia
Peter, a dual Australia/UK citizen now living in Australia, served as a pilot in the Royal New-Zealand and Australian Air Forces and has flown commercially for Qantas and Korean Air. Peter is particularly competent in safety management, SMS, safety investigation, accident investigation, and systems analysis. He has special competency in flight data analysis, related to kinematics and control derivatives. As a further area of capabilities Peter has Flt Ops QA systems and process audit experience and 10 years experience in operational QA, including external and internal audits.

Slim - France
Slim, of Tunisian citizenship, lives in the Toulouse area in France. He served both at consulting firms and airlines. His preferred area of expertise is flight operations. Expert is fluent in arabic, french and english.

Shoukry - UAE
Shoukry is based in AbuDhabi, UAE. He boasts over 28 years of commercial aviation and avionics experience in the aerospace industry including leadership roles in product support, business development and product marketing. He also led projects in the UK and France. He has dual UK/US citizenship and is fluent in English, French and Arabic languages.

Cyberjet - France
CyberJet, a software company dedicated to aviation was created in 1992 by Phlippe Parot, z former airline executive. Company staff is made of airline and IT specialists. Cyberjet's main activity is the development of off-the-shelf software in the domains of airline production management and aircraft to ground data link (ACARS). More than 50 aircraft operators in the world use Cyberjet software. In 2012, 70% of CyberJet business was made out of France. The company based in Etampes, south of Paris with a staff of 15 also develops specific software for engine and aircraft manufacturers.

Aviation Info Tech - UK
Aviation Info Tech (AIT) was founded by Peter Magill, a seasoned industry expert with hands on airline experience. A UK-based flight operations consultancy comprised of highly skilled aviation professionals with extensive hands-on airline experience during their professional careers, AIT specializes in the provision of expert services for private and corporate operators and airlines in the areas of flight operations, aircraft performance and flight planning, technical publications and IOSA compliance and certification. Peter is a former RAF and commercial airline pilot who keeps his EASA ATPL license current on the B737. Peter is a 50-year aviation professional, a former Technical Pilot and senior airline manager, who now provides guidance and support to commercial air transport and private operators complying through AIT with the requirements of the leading national aviation authorities. As a DFO, he recently led an AOC holder through their IASO audit.

Eco Modal Consult - Belgium
Before starting his own consulting practice in 2013, Mark Faber, the Founder and Principal Advisor of Eco Modal Consult, LLC has held senior positions at Qatar Airways, Delta and Boeing Corporation. Mark's career has primarily focused on solving the operational caveats of how aircraft transition more cost effectively, with maximum revenue generating capability, through the world airspace in commerce. EMC is committed to maximize operational synergies in airline, airport, airplane, & airspace and how to best deploy synchronized schedule assets within the world aviation environment. One underlying theme is to assist those airlines that are at risk for sustainability, have limited or no decision support technology, have limited resources and assets to deploy, while mitigating the economic burden which large aviation consulting firms impose for their services. The company believes that it is paramount that there is a realtime commitment, to sustainable development of aligned transportation systems, through economically responsible strategies, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to preserve and promote biodiversity. Mark, a US-national, is based in Brussels

Florence - France
FBS Partners was created in 2012 by Florence BAUDOIN, a seasoned travel executive with more than 10 years experience as EMEA Business development director specialised in Crew Services business. FBS Partners prides itself in providing customizable solutions and a commitment to offer excellence in customer service for all areas of the airline hotel and transportation operation.

Andy - UK
Andy is a seasoned aviation professional with 20+ years of experience in all aspects of airside operations. He started his own consulting practice in September 2012.

Bogdan - Romania
Romania-based Bogdan has extensive experience in the areas of flight operations, air navigation and air space management. He is very knowledgeable on the eastern european air transport industry.

Fernando - Portugal
Fernando's experience and credentials can be obtained upon request to Airsource Partners.

Roland - UAE
Dubai, UAE-based Roland is a seasoned international customer service, operational and commercial manager with over 25 years of experience improving and starting-up aviation operations overseas. He has held several operational and managerial position for various airlines and airports in the M-E / Indian subcontinent region.

Rudolph - Netherlands
Since he launched his own consulting practice in 1999 Netherlands-based Rudolph has been working on a wealth of projects for various airlines, mostly in technical, operations and regulatory areas.

Edward - United States
US-based Expert Edward has a wealth of experience in operations management and consulting for large airlines and airports. Background spans short/lo,g range planning, policy formulation, P&L management, safety/security, logistics, project management and new business development. Edward also has hands-on management experience in catering.

Nikhil - India

Alain - France