Qatar Airways recently welcomed experts from across aviation and software fields to promote the use of operations research in the airline industry.
The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) event will explore use of sophisticated mathematical methods that are found in science, engineering, business, computer science, and within the aviation industry for improved efficiency and more effective crew management.
The AGIFORS event attracted more than 80 conference delegates, representing eight international airlines and software vendors from around the world. The conference is currently taking place in Doha from 22-25 May 2016. Discussions will be held across new ideas and latest concepts such as benefits of using applied mathematics to streamline operations including manpower planning, crew rosters and the impact of industry changes on crew management.
Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Dr Hugh Dunleavy officially opened the conference with a key note address. He said: “Qatar Airways has a responsibility to manage its growing workforce in an effective manner, ensuring that we continue to attract and retain pilots and cabin crew of the highest calibre.”
Crew management is one of several specific aviation working groups formed by AGIFORS and its partner airlines, which together arrange forums to discuss reservations and yield management, strategic and schedule planning, Cargo, airline operations and operational research managers working group.