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Determining An Aircraft's Schedule  
User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2845 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2893 times:
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Who determines which routes aircraft go on. I don't mean type wise I mean registration wise. Like who determines that N336NB will fly BDL-MSP?
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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Looking at this PDF

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...zHjzNg&sig2=7b6CJ7yYlFJiLl4MCpSvqA

e.g. at KLM, an Operations Department optimises the utilisation of every aircraft after the Network Department has drawn up the schedules. This is probably with the help of a fairly smart computer system that interacts with other aspects of the aircraft requirements as well as the day to day operation.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8773 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2841 times:

Well of course JetBlue does not fly BDL-MSP except by charter.

In normal scheduled routes, the fleet cycles through the whole network. So "BDL-MSP" will be aircraft #1 today, #2 tomorrow, #3 the next day until you run out of aircraft and the whole thing repeats. In that way, the fleet schedule is a big loop that takes a long time to complete. At JetBlue, if they have 50 E-190s, it will take 50 days for the loop to complete.

This keeps the hours even between the jets. It also allows maintenance checks every few days. A fleet that is in sync with itself is easier to maintain and operate.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2836 times:
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Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):

In normal scheduled routes, the fleet cycles through the whole network. So "BDL-MSP" will be aircraft #1 today, #2 tomorrow, #3 the next day until you run out of aircraft and the whole thing repeats. In that way, the fleet schedule is a big loop that takes a long time to complete. At JetBlue, if they have 50 E-190s, it will take 50 days for the loop to complete.

This keeps the hours even between the jets. It also allows maintenance checks every few days. A fleet that is in sync with itself is easier to maintain and operate.

Oh I see. That makes a lot of sense.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
Well of course JetBlue does not fly BDL-MSP except by charter.

N336NB is a NW jet anyways.
Blue



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2615 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2776 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
In normal scheduled routes, the fleet cycles through the whole network. So "BDL-MSP" will be aircraft #1 today, #2 tomorrow, #3 the next day until you run out of aircraft and the whole thing repeats. In that way, the fleet schedule is a big loop that takes a long time to complete. At JetBlue, if they have 50 E-190s, it will take 50 days for the loop to complete.

This keeps the hours even between the jets. It also allows maintenance checks every few days. A fleet that is in sync with itself is easier to maintain and operate.

Maybe with small fleets it works that way. I'm pretty intune with patterns, actually I'm kind of obsessed with figuring them out. With DL your pattern falls apart real quick. I've seen the same plane fly a non shuttle route for six days with an overnight at our mtc base every night. For most of those nights there was nothing due but the manditory Layover Check. I really thing the routing is dictated by PFM.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8773 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2602 times:



Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 4):
I really thing the routing is dictated by PFM.

What is that, performance flight model? Or what..


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