A perfect match
Altitude PBS™ (Preferential Bidding System) offers airlines the most powerful and flexible solution available for optimized crew planning.
Built on AD OPT’s award-winning optimization engine, Altitude PBS manages the competing requirements that make crew scheduling a complicated and time-consuming task, from crew quality of life considerations and company rules to union regulations and cost constraints.
A solution tailored just for you
Whether your airline operates through a strict seniority or fair share equity approach, Altitude PBS supports three bid models to create highly personalized monthly schedules that satisfy both cockpit and cabin crew preferences while balancing business objectives. Select from over 100 bid options to create a customized system for the unique needs of your operation.
”What-if” analysis for both planners and crew
With Altitude PBS, planners can test unlimited what-if scenarios to assess all pre-award tasks, such as:
- training allocations
- crew activities
- last minute availabilities
Evaluating the impact of future events helps them develop better strategies and achieve best results. Crew members can also validate bids against existing crew pairings and receive detailed Reasons Reports to explain the results.
AD OPT pioneered the global approach to preferential bidding systems – setting the standard for optimization innovation. Altitude PBS is the preferred solution for many leading airlines worldwide, trusted to deliver cost savings and maintain crew satisfaction.
AD OPT’S Preferential Bidding System seamlessly integrates with the following Crew Scheduling Solutions:
- You can balance airline strategic objectives with crew quality of life
- United, Air Canada, Emirates and WestJet among others prefer this solution
- Includes a user-friendly web-based bidding interface, iBid
AD OPT not only provided us with the ideal solutions approach, they complemented their unique optimization expertise with a personal, hands-on approach." Suzanne Lapointe, Manager, Crew planning and scheduling, Air Transat
- Read more about how Altitude Pairing helped Air Transat achieve operational efficiency
- Read our white paper on "Managing Fatigue Risk during Roster Optimization"