In today’s fast-changing business world, and with more ultra-low-cost carriers emerging in the market it is critical to be focused on opportunities to be efficient and manage costs. By improving turnaround time, airlines can gain an edge and outperform their competitors. But how do you achieve this goal if you don’t have accurate, timely data? Find out in this article why better data is essential for improved turnaround times and how Synaptic Aviation can help you get there!

Better Data Can Help You to Gain a New Understanding of Your Turnaround Performance and Help to Close the Gaps. 

You need better data if you’re trying to improve your airline’s turnaround time. That may seem like an obvious statement, but it’s often overlooked. Too often, organizations focus on improving processes and procedures without ensuring they have the data necessary to make informed decisions or be certain they are solving the right problem.

But having better data can help you improve your turnaround time in several ways:

Automatic Aircraft Turnaround Tracking

If you’re looking to improve your aircraft turnaround time, it’s crucial to have a system that can track and generate timestamps of ground service tasks automatically and precisely and trigger alerts when events deviate from the norm in real time.  

Synaptic Aviation offers a system with automatic aircraft turnaround tracking that allows consistent automatic detection of turnaround activity and determines the root cause of disruptions. Having immediate access to insightful operational data is an eye-opener and a game changer because often, the real cause of disruption is not as obvious, or it defies our learned logic. 

Real-Time Alert Information with Timestamps

Getting data in real-time is a game changer. With Synaptic Aviation’s AI technology, you can be sure that you will be alerted about most service failures as they happen so you can minimize the impact. With the ability to review timestamped data as it is occurring, you can also see when avoidable mistakes are happening or discover patterns that allow you to get a new understanding of the issues and prepare action plans to prevent reoccurrence in the future.

Having the right information with easy and immediate access allows personnel to make decisions based on the most current information available, leading to better and more effective decision-making, reflected in quick turnaround times and improved efficiency.

Vendor Performance Data

Having accurate and real-time vendor performance data is essential for making informed decisions during aircraft turnaround and providing feedback, especially when SLAs are not met consistently or when there are patterns that indicate that a business partner is struggling. 

The Synaptic Aviation system captures ground services with enhanced detail and is your one source of truth. In addition, vendor performance improvements and audit automation produce savings of up to $26K per gate per year + $15K per airport/per year on vendor audit automation.

Safety Data

Safety is a key factor that can get compromised when allotted turnaround times are reduced due to a lack of arrival readiness, putting pressure on ground crews that must rush to complete their tasks in less time and thus prone to cut corners. Improving arrival readiness by accurately identifying root causes is the first step to minimizing risky behaviors by crew members. Then the Ai also monitors for routine safety compliance to prevent personnel injuries and aircraft damage. Collecting safety data and alerting is only half the battle – you also need to ensure that your data is delivered swiftly. 

Synaptic Aviation system has PLB in safety envelope alerts (pre-post), pre-arrival FOD walk alerts, cone placement tracking, and exception reporting using electronic tracking. It has real-time reporting and alerts, which result in behavior change, reducing employee injuries and aircraft damage.

Video Database for Training and Review of Aircraft Turnaround Procedures

Aircraft turnaround time is a critical metric for the aviation industry and directly impacts an airline’s bottom line. To improve turnaround times, it is essential to have a good database of videos documenting past aircraft turnaround procedures. Think of this feature as your ground data recorder. 

Synaptic Aviation’s AI has a video database that can be used for training purposes so that new employees can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid making them themselves. It can also be used forensically, so that management can see where improvements need to be made.

So, if you want to improve your aircraft turnaround time, start by collecting better data to focus on solving the right problems. Only then will you be able to make the improvements necessary to achieve your goals.

Improve Your Turnaround Time with Technology from Synaptic Aviation

Your business’s success depends on your ability to meet aircraft turnaround goals. When it comes to turnaround time, every minute counts. We can help you improve your turnaround time with our cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology.
With Synaptic Aviation, you can be confident that your aircraft will be ready to take off on time every time. Contact us today to learn more about the system and how we can help you improve your turnaround time.

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