AD OPT name represents innovation, progressive optimization technology, crew management expertise, and above all, personalized support. Our core focus is to deliver customized solutions for the highly complex task of flight crew planning and scheduling for the world’s leading airlines.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AD OPT is a division of Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity
AD OPT offers the only fully customizable suite of crew planning and scheduling solutions specifically optimized for the airline industry. With more that 30 years of airline crew planning expertise and some of the world’s highest profile airlines in our portfolio, we’ve gained an unmatched understanding of global airline needs.
The Altitude suite of crew planning solutions is powered by GENCOL, our industry-leading Column Generation technology that can process unlimited ”what-if” possibilities. The advanced power of this solving engine ensures that airlines can achieve optimal efficiency across operational activities, including strategic resource planning, crew pairing, planning, crew bidding processes, scheduling and rostering.
AD OPT prides itself on offering high quality customer service and product support. We employ renowned experts in operations research, computer engineering, and airline crew planning and scheduling, so that we can focus on constant innovation while delivering custom solutions to suit unique airline needs.
Airlines with complex operations can no longer rely on software solutions that simply automate planning processes. While the number of aircraft is a factor, complexity can also be measured by how many aircraft and routes the airline operates, the rules and regulations they must abide by, and specialized factors such as language requirements. With so […]
With a fleet of nearly 300 aircraft, Air Canada transports passengers to 250 destinations around the world. Air Canada is the tenth largest international carrier and employs 33,000 people worldwide, including 3,100 pilots. As a leader in global air transportation, including a top ranking by independent air safety consultants as the world’s safest airline, Air […]
from the GERAD Journals by Richard Hicks, Richard Madrid, Chris Milligan, Robert Pruneau, Mike Kanaley, Yvan Dumas, Benoit Lacroix, Jacques Desrosiers, and François Soumis The fractional aircraft market is the fastest growing segment of the business aircraft industry. A fractional aircraft operation is complex – essentially an unscheduled airline in a constantly changing environment. Bombardier […]
CHELMSFORD, Mass. and MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2008 — Europe’s leading low-cost carrier, easyJet, has selected the Altitude Pairing™ solution from Kronos® Incorporated to improve its current crew planning processes. Altitude Pairing, developed by the AD OPT Division within Kronos, will provide easyJet planners and management with tools to understand the entire planning process in an […]
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement with leading workforce management software provider, Kronos Incorporated, to automate and optimize planning and management processes for its 3,900 cabin and flight crew members.Developed by the Kronos AD OPT division, the crew planning software system, which includes Altitude Pairing, Altitude Rostering, […]
Tom Lonergan, Manager Ops Standardisation & Resourcing, Qantas Airways Altitude Insight streamlines resource planning and allocation processes to help airlines accurately forecast the impact of future events on manpower requirements, such as new aircraft deliveries and additional flight schedules, and gain rapid return on investment.