Flight planning used to take an hour or more, and flight bags often held 40 pounds of maps and instructions. Today, the aviation industry has streamlined work. But the more productive employees are, the safer and more cost-efficient aviation can become.
Productivity: More than the Measure of a Single Output
Productivity is the measure of how much output you can achieve with a given input. But measuring any single output oversimplifies the potential of productivity gains in aviation.
More efficient flight plans and more productive ground crews lead to both better on-time performance and reduced costs. In fact, cost savings are just the start of the many benefits of improved productivity.
Making it so that pilots, owner-operators, technicians and even purchasers can do their jobs more easily also makes it possible for them to do their jobs better. That makes aviation safer for everyone. Furthermore, research shows that when workers in any industry are given the tools to be more productive, it pays off in motivation and worker satisfaction.
Adding just five minutes to aircraft ground time can cost a large airline up to $35 million annually.
New Ways to Achieve Productivity
We build our solutions and services with the many benefits of productivity in mind. We merge our knowledge about workers from across industries with our deep knowledge of aerospace to identify what’s needed to make processes:
- More accurate
Productivity impacts costs, safety, end-user satisfaction and aviation worker satisfaction, and we’re perfectly suited to help you achieve it.
We work closely with aircraft operators who want to get the most from their equipment and their human resources. Optimizing human workspaces on the ground and in the air is critical to our improvement goals for all aviation.
That’s why we’re tackling productivity from many aspects of aircraft operations, including:
- Components and design elements
- Analytics, planning and prediction systems
- Resource and time management
With solutions on nearly every aircraft in the world and at more than 500 airports, we understand aviation. We are relentless about doing things right so that you can boost productivity and bring its many benefits to your organization.
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