INTEGRATING MODELS WITH CREW MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
Popular commercially available and bespoke rostering systems provide the basic flight duty data and crew composition data – both planned and actual. Comparing these gives a measure of roster stability and of course the analysis of the actual roster will provide useful data on likely aircrew fatigue when presented to a bio-mathematical model such as SAFE.
Data from rostering systems can be either uploaded into the SAFE programme from analysis using an excel spread sheet or csv file though a more productive method is to use the SAFE API.
With the API installed, the Rostering Suite sends pertinent data to SAFE for automatic analysis without the need to upload and download reports. SAFE returns the fatigue scores for the Rostering Suite to populate in their display window.
An example of this is the image below of the Air Maestro suite that has populated the data by using the normal traffic light colour scheme on each duty bar to indicate the nature of the fatigue hazard.
If any of the duty periods has an amber or red colour, clicking on the duty will open the familiar SAFE display in a new window and the user may interact with SAFE in the normal way as if it were on their own computer.