Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA], has been commissioned by United Airlines to conduct a system-wide computer simulation study of its operations.
The objective of the simulation project is to assess the impact of various proposed schedule changes by United Airlines. Preston will use its industry-leading Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) simulation tool to accurately model current flight operations for United Airlines, followed by the simulation of alternative "what-if" scenarios associated with a number of perceived or proposed changes in airline schedules.
"The use of simulation scenarios is fundamental to our planning process," said John Schneider, director of operations analysis of United Airlines. "We are familiar with the benefits it provides, having used Preston's simulation expertise in the past, and believe that this study will significantly assist us in achieving more optimal performance."
Using TAAM, United will perform detailed analysis of various operational factors including traffic flows, taxi-flows to and from the runways, delays, runway usage, and utilization of airport facilities. This analysis will subsequently allow United to develop strategies to reduce costs and increase its operational efficiencies.
"We are pleased that we can once again assist United Airlines in identifying some of the challenges it faces through the use of our TAAM simulation software, coupled with the expertise of our specialised consultants," said Ian Ash, managing director of Preston.