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September 27, 2017
Optimizing the Network Value for Hub & Spoke Airlines

“Optimizing the hub and spoke network to make a sustainable contribution to profitability of airline companies.”

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November 9, 2016
Improving the Baggage Handling Using Lean Six Sigma

Optimizing baggage handling process to improve on-time performance Lean Six Sigma (LSS) enables airlines to be in control of their operational processes. At Kenya Airways the LSS team reduced waste in the baggage handling process and gained insight in the controlling KPIs which reduce process variation which ultimately lead[...]

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November 8, 2016
Electronic Collaborative Aeronautical Information system

Project Air operations can be extremely hazardous in remote and extreme aviation environments, such as South Sudan, Nepal and other developing countries where there is only limited availability of up to date aeronautical information. In these cases sharing recent pilot-to-pilot information is essential to guard the safety of[...]

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November 6, 2016
Improving the Fleet and Schedule of a Non-Profit Operation in DR Congo

Improving the network and fleet of a non-profit operation in DR Congo With the aim of improving overall performance, a new flight schedule and fleet plan was created for the humanitarian air operation in the DR Congo. Compared to the previous schedule, the new flight schedule and fleet[...]

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November 5, 2016
Turnaround Process Simulation to Reduce Airline Delays

Computer simulation of the turnaround process to reduce delays A simulation model for the turnaround process at KQ was developed, and implementing it showed the potential to reduce ground handling delays by 28%. This mathematical model uses historical operational data as input in order to derive an optimal[...]

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November 3, 2016
Defining and Measuring Aviation Performance in a Non-Profit Environment

Performance modelling A performance model was developed for the World Food Programme’s aviation department and implemented across its operations globally. This has allowed WFP’s aviation managers to continuously focus on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations as opposed to getting stuck in day-to-day operational issues. The[...]

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November 2, 2016
Improving Terminal Passenger Flows Using Lean Thinking

“Passenger flow simulation provides airline and airport management the tool to balance guest service level and optimize check-in labor costs”

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