Schedules Planning IT for Flight Departments

The focus is on optimizing utilisation of the fleet, keeping track of activities and easy checking for extra capacity to increase business.

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Airline Fleet Planning – PDC FlightTime

PDC FlightTime is the Schedules Creation Module where OCC Control Centres make the Seasonal Program. The focus is on optimising the Fleet, keeping track of activities and ease of checking for extra capacity to increase business.

The Fleet Planning Officer is supported by comprehensive graphical displays and the various functions in the application for:

  • Commercial Airline Fleet Planning
  • Slot Management
  • Maintenance Handling


PDC FlightTime is used for Fleet Planning by 30+ International Airlines


Airline commercial planning using PDC FlightTime

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Commercial Airline Fleet Planning

In the planning stage any number of Flight programs can be generated using either a real or virtual fleet of aircraft. The system then analyses the planned schedule against the real aircraft resources and either creates an optimised Operational Schedule or advises where remedial action is needed.

Once the Operational Schedule is confirmed, PDC FlightTime will generate all the schedule notification messages (ASMs and SSMs) required by internal departments such as Reservations, Sales, Marketing, etc. and also external organisations such as OAG, ABC, Amadeus, Worldspan, etc.

Slot Management

PDC FlightTime assists with Slot Handling – from SHL, Initial Submission, SAL, Slot Return process and automatically sends all SCRs and receives Offers within the same system.

By automating most of the communication between the Airline and the Slot Coordinator, PDC’s Systems eliminate the time spent by Route Planners on requesting and changing slots. Additionally, the solution compares the timetable with the allocated slots and helps planners to get early warnings on scheduling problems.

PDC’s solution continuously monitors the status of the allocated slots and warns Airline Fleet Planners if there is a risk of losing valuable slots according to the 80/20 rule. By assisting the airline to follow IATA standards, the Slot Management System reduces the risk of fines or other sanctions from Coordinators and Airports.

Maintenance Planning

Allows the Technical Department to efficiently match scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance inputs to the available resources either at home base or at out­-stations.

The system is designed around a central da­tabase and is carried out in full co-operation with all the other departments within your airline responsible for the strategic planning and tactical management of your aircraft resources.  The system has the capability to schedule and track planned maintenance activities.

In addition, the aircraft display can indicate an esti­mated date to the next required maintenance check, and the planned date, if available.


“Seven months ago, we decided to switch Ops System and Supplier. Today, we are operating with PDC Airline Suite and all implementation plans are kept 100%”

Palma Kajsdóttir, Operations manager in Atlantic Airways


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  • Better on time performance and increased productivity
  • Substantial cost savings via improved aircraft utilisation
  • Streamlined Fleet Planning and Schedules Performance from a single source of information

Lars Hvid Malmquist,
Sales Director

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