March 24, 2008Air Canada Selects Altitude MPP™ from Kronos®
CHELMSFORD, Mass. and Montreal, March 24, 2008 — In an effort to strategically plan cost-effective and qualified crew manpower levels, Air Canada Flight Operations has selected Altitude MPP™ (Manpower Planning) from Kronos® Incorporated. This new implementation complements the airline’s use of Altitude PBS™ (Preferential Bidding System), which automates and optimizes the crew scheduling process for the pilot group. The combined solution from Kronos enables more efficient use of resource allocation by enhancing planning capabilities, employee satisfaction, and cost efficiencies.
“All airlines are faced with the challenge of improving their operational efficiency and satisfying crewmember quality of life, while reducing costs,” said Tom Ivaskiv, vice president and general manager of Kronos’ AD OPT Division. “With many successful Altitude MPP implementations, our experience in manpower planning has proven that airlines require automated and optimized solutions that can establish and maintain staffing requirements, manage crewmember career progression, and effectively allocate training awards.”
Engaging solution for management and crewmembers
Kronos’ Altitude MPP provides planners with enhanced manpower planning decision-making capabilities. Planners can seamlessly and optimally manage the entire manpower planning spectrum from one central environment. As a result, airlines benefit from an improved planning process that dramatically reduces the tedious and lengthy data collection process. The standard product also has an option which allows crewmembers to participate in the scheduling process by submitting their bids for transition between categories and their preferred training dates.
“With all the challenges faced in today’s global airline industry, the ability to strategically plan, manage, and foresee both short- and long-term manpower planning requirements has never been more important,” said Captain David Legge, vice president, flight operations at Air Canada. “Air Canada’s planners and senior management expect to benefit from the solution’s enhanced manpower planning decision-making capabilities. The ability to manage risks and uncertainties through Altitude MPP’s ‘what-if scenarios’ should provide us with the tools to determine the potential impact on the equipment bid and on training costs.”
Air Canada has been a Kronos/AD OPT customer since 1994.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 60 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at www.kronos.com.
About Air Canada
Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 32 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of 335 aircraft, including Air Canada Jazz. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.
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