Commercial Aviation Crew Management Systems Market size includes automated functions such as crew planning, rostering, training, servicing and pairing.
Increasing growth in air traffic, increasing need of improving operational efficiency to reduce cost and growing commercial aviation market globally are driving the commercial aviation crew management systems market.
The software uses advance programming to offer increased crew utilization. It also enables the user to monitor parameters such as rostering, tracking, fatigue management and standby requirements. Controlling these parameters saves considerable amount of expenses and thus results in increasing operational efficiency. The commercial aviation market will be driven by factors such as increasing number of air passengers, development of eco-friendly & fuel efficient aircraft, economic development and improvement in commercial aviation network.
Need for efficient crew time management system has increased the investment in software. Huge number of human resources working in the aviation industry account for major share of expenditure. Therefore, a small improvement in productivity leads to considerable increase in profit. For the increasing airline industry, managing the huge air crew is becoming challenging and complex. To address this issue, airline companies are increasingly adopting IT solutions and investing in more automated software. The automatic operation of these systems provides optimization of resources and reduced operational cost on a regular basis.
In April 2016, Singapore Airlines announced installation of Sabre’s crew management solution package in its fleet management to provide efficient scheduling, training and other management operations. Increasing investment and growing demand from various airline service providers and governments will drive commercial aviation crew management systems market size.
Increasing operational cost and relatively slow economic growth are restraining the growth. Lack of quality workforce and lack of management for implementing the proper crew management system software further restrict the industry gains.
Challenges before the airline companies are to adopt the technological changes and upgrade the traditional system to accommodate the modern crew management software. Stringent government regulations regarding aviation and increasing R&D activities provides future opportunities for the market growth. The information technology developments are rapidly replacing manual operations all over the globe. The automated services enable the companies to properly use the resources available thereby reducing losses due to human error and fatigue. These advantages increase the adoptability of the software solutions in various industries including aviation.
The commercial aviation crew management systems market can be classified based on fleet size and services provided. The module can be customized as per the fleet size of the airline. The facilities required and parameters to be monitored can be customized. The cost and requirements for large fleets differ from those of small fleets. The services included are planning, assignment, tracking, check-in and records.
Development of mobile apps will ease the operation and use of these systems. This reduced complexity will increase the adoption rate of the commercial aviation crew management systems market thereby increasing demand globally. For instance, Blue One Management developed Mobile Crew, a web based interface that can be accessed from anywhere. It provides features such as calendar planning, real time roaster changes notifications and various other duty details.
U.S. commercial aviation crew management systems market share dominated the global revenue and is expected to dominate during the forecast timeline. Increased IT budgets of the airline companies to include more efficient management systems in this region is helping the companies to manage operational efficiency and cost.
Europe commercial aviation crew management systems market share is the second largest region owing to the presence of many airline companies. Also, the growing air traffic and technological advancements in the region will assist in acquiring the second largest market share during the forecast period. APAC commercial aviation crew management systems market size is driven by steady economic growth, increasing establishment of low cost carriers, increase in passenger and business travel, increasing per capita income.
Latin America and Middle East & Africa will experience a surge in demand owing to various modernization initiatives and increasing low cost carrier capacities in this region. The increase in demand will offer growth prospects for manufacturers.
Players in the commercial aviation crew management systems market include Fujitsu, Blue One Management, Sabre, Hexaware, Jeppesen, AIMS, Aviolinx software, PDC Aviation, IBS Software, Lufthansa, Advanced Optimization Systems, Maureva Ltd, Optima, Kronos, etc.