Jeppesen, Avianca sign service agreement

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has agreed to a new four-year service agreement with Columbian airline Avianca to provide Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering services to optimize crew planning operations for the airline´s 5,000-plus crew members based in Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador, and Guatemala, the company said.

Jeppesen Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering are optimization-driven tools that use modeling and implementation features to reveal insights that lead to better decision-making and actions. Jeppesen Crew Rostering helps airlines build high-quality rosters while reducing total costs and time to market, leading to increased profitability. The tool also considers seniority to build rosters, based on a preferential bidding system which increases crew quality of life and job satisfaction factors.

Through use of Jeppesen Crew Pairing, Avianca will be able to optimize a full monthly crew schedule, instead of a typical daily or weekly outlook. The optimization tool offers powerful decision support, enabling effective control of costs and other objectives, while its flexibility and modeling capabilities makes it easy for the airline to adapt to changes.

Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.

Boeing offers the industry´s largest portfolio of support and services solutions, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance — intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.