How Do Airlines Track Their Fleet?

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How Do Airlines Track Their Fleet?

#1 Post by Jettly » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:02 pm

With maintenance issues and things happening always on the fly with little warning, what systems are used by airlines and charter operators to track the status and whereabouts of aircraft to help the charter operators best plan and position their aircraft?

Obviously I understand it would be gps based but what software handles all of this and does it tie in to the aircrafts onboard GPS some how?

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Re: How Do Airlines Track Their Fleet?

#2 Post by co-joe » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:34 pm

One really really big white board.
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Re: How Do Airlines Track Their Fleet?

#3 Post by all_ramped_up » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:14 pm

Where I've worked Ops in the past have used SPOT devices and another operator used Skytrac. Other than that... yeah, phonecalls and a whiteboard.
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