Boeing has won a contract to provide Etihad
Airways with multiple crew management solutions that will support
the planning and operation of the airline's 7,500 crewmembers.
Through the agreement, Etihad Airways will
integrate Crew Pairing, Rostering and Fatigue Risk Management
solutions to optimize planning, crew satisfaction and reduce
Provided through Boeing subsidiary
Jeppesen, the solutions are powered by Boeing AnalytX and provide
airlines with advanced optimization and analysis.
"By adopting crew solutions, we are confident
that we will be able to respond and adapt more quickly to the
ever-changing airline factors and constraints within our
operation," said Rick Allen, senior vice president operations,
Etihad Airways. "Our crew team will also appreciate that their
preferences will be more flexibly considered, as we will now be
able to publish crew schedules further in advance."
Crew Pairing helps airlines create optimized
work duties, improving crew efficiency and operational robustness,
while minimizing cost.
Crew Rostering allows airlines to build
quality rosters that respect crews' preferences and relevant
constraints, while reducing total costs and time to market.
Fatigue Risk Management solutions, supported by the Boeing
Alertness Model, provide strategies and proven solutions for
reducing fatigue risk in crew rosters.
"Airlines that use these services often see cost
reductions of three percent or more annually and a significant
uptake in crew satisfaction over their rosters. By adding these
tools to the Boeing flight operations services already in place
today, Etihad will continue to drive positive change," said
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales &
Marketing for Boeing. "The flexibility and strength of our
optimization in the crew management suite will allow Etihad to
solve complex issues with ease and support their decision-making
process with detailed quantifications of risk and costs."