SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 6, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced an agreement with Shenzhen Airlines for crew pairing and rostering services. Shenzhen will be the first airline in China to use Boeing AnalytX-powered crew management solutions for planning and operations of its crew members.
“In preparation for continued air passenger traffic growth, Shenzhen is focused on improving operations and positioning the airline to support that growth,” said Captain Shao Bin, vice president, Shenzhen Airlines. “We are confident that these crew solutions will improve pilot productivity, fatigue avoidance, crew satisfaction and overall operational performance of our fleet.”
Boeing AnalytX Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering products are provided through Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, and offer advanced optimization and analysis tools that greatly reduce the time needed for crew planning and implementation.
Crew Pairing helps airlines create optimized work duties, improving crew efficiency and operational robustness, while minimizing cost and improving safety. Crew Rostering allows airlines to build rosters that respect crew member’s individual preferences and relevant constraints.
“We are excited to bring the most advanced data analytics capabilities to support Shenzhen Airlines and help them optimize the staffing for their entire fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “Our Crew Pairing and Rostering solutions will allow Shenzhen to focus on their core business of serving their customers while realizing greater efficiency and lower costs.”
Boeing forecasts that passenger traffic in China will continue to grow, with the fleet in China more than doubling over the next 20 years to meet demand.
Last year, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Air Traffic Management Bureau to begin the process of developing joint airspace and air traffic management projects to alleviate increasing congestion in the skies over China. Through the MOU agreement, Boeing will collaborate with the Chinese authority on their current and long-term plans to enhance the efficiency and capacity of China’s airspace system.
Shenzhen Airlines is a subsidiary of Air China and operates with approximately 7,000 crew members.
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