Time Management Important in Aviation
“For every minute spent in organising, an hour is earned”
Time Management has crucial role to play in Aviation. It is important to make every minute count. “Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes”. Managing time is important issue because time is seen as a source of production and consumption. In Aviation, delays effect the productivity and cost airlines thousands of dollars every year. Planning and organising day to day tasks prompts appropriate time management. One of the issues that is difficult to to manage in aviation is time management process. When the aircraft is in place, time management is one of the most important elements to make operational processes effective. There can be different internal or external factors affecting time management. Some of them can be given as:
1. Airport related Deferrals : Such delays may result due to absence of parking spots, runway issues, or conceivable deferral to airplane which have not yet left from the previous airport.
2. Airlines related Deferrals : These delays that are directly under the influence of the airline. They are passangers, baggage and cargo, aircraft ramp handling, technical and aircraft equipment, aircraft damage and computer operations failure, flight operations and other causes.
3. Air Traffic Deferrals : These delays could happen due to uneven weather conditions.
4. En-route Deferrals: These type of delays can be due to lack of en-route airspace capacity.
5. Due to unfavourable weather conditions at destination.
Any Aviation-related industry’s goal should be to make the system resilient to disruption and quick up when disruptions happen. Beyond essential framework plan and execution, airlines need to create plans when disruptions are insignificant and contained for quite a long time of outrageous interruptions, when occasions, for example, terrible weather.
Airlines have different ways to protect their system against delays in cost effective manner by improving execution, reducing complexity and creating buffers. Some moves involve tradeoffs and some can affect other areas, so careful planning and consideration of consequences are essential.
Er Manbir Kaur [Aero Engineer]
Business Development Manager
Aircrews Aviation P Ltd