Crew management in the aviation industry is related to handling staff-related matters. The main task of crew management is efficient crew planning or scheduling with pairing and rostering being the key components.
Assignment schedules must consider available human resources and their professional skills, network needs, operational and legal regulations, and economic requirements. To avoid staff fatigue, layovers have to be balanced while catering to employees’ wishes and preferences for fair distribution of duties. Plus, schedulers have to incorporate the logistical aspect, arranging accommodation and transfers.
Crew management systems help to streamline and automate the aforementioned processes. Some of the main providers are Jeppesen, Sabre, AIMS, and Merlot Aero.