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What is a Virtual Airline Management System ?

Published on 17/10/2023 at 07:18

In today's fast-paced world, the aviation industry plays a crucial role in connecting people, cultures, and businesses. Managing a real-world airline involves complex operations, from scheduling flights to maintaining aircraft, managing staff, and ensuring the highest levels of safety. However, there's a parallel world where aviation enthusiasts and hobbyists come together to simulate the airline experience : virtual airlines.

To streamline and enhance their operations, virtual airlines rely on Virtual Airline Management Systems (VAMS) like FlyZold. In this article, we'll delve into the world of virtual airline management systems and explore their importance in this exciting hobby.

What is a virtual airline ?

Before we dive into the world of Virtual Airline Management Systems, let's first understand what a virtual airline is. A virtual airline is a simulated airline, run by aviation enthusiasts, often through online platforms and flight simulation software. Participants take on various roles, including pilots, flight attendants, and ground staff. These enthusiasts replicate real-world airline operations by creating flight schedules, choosing aircraft, and adhering to rules and procedures. For more information about creating a virtual airline, feel free to read this article.

The need for Virtual Airline Management Systems

Managing a virtual airline can be an intricate task, especially for larger and more ambitious organizations. Virtual airlines often mirror real-world counterparts in terms of structure and complexity, and this is where Virtual Airline Management Systems come into play. These systems serve several essential functions.

The first function of a VAMS is the flight scheduling, which helps virtual airlines create and manage flight schedules, routes, and itineraries. It allows virtual airlines managers to design realistic flight plans and maintain an organized calendar.

The second function of a VAMS is the fleet management, where virtual airlines can have a wide array of aircraft in their virtual fleets. VAMS enables them to acquire, maintain, and manage these aircraft, keeping track of maintenance, fuel consumption, and aircraft performance.

The third function of a VAMS is the pilot rostering, because a team of virtual pilots is essential for the smooth operation of a virtual airline. VAMS assists in assigning flights to pilots, tracking their flight hours, and ensuring they adhere to regulations.

The fourth function of a VAMS is the staff and crew management. VAMS help in managing ground staff, cabin crews, and support personnel, ensuring that they are adequately trained and available for their assigned roles.

The fifth and optional function of a VAMS is the financial management. For virtual airlines that require it, VAMS allows managers to keep track of expenses, revenues, and overall financial health. It helps in budgeting, pricing, and resource allocation.

Finally, the last function of a VAMS is reporting and generating analytics. These systems generate various reports and analytics, giving virtual airlines managers insights into their operations performance. This data can be invaluable for making informed decisions and improvements.

Conclusion

Virtual airlines offer aviation enthusiasts an exciting way to experience the world of commercial aviation without leaving the comfort of their homes. Virtual Airline Management Systems play a critical role in replicating real-world airline operations within these virtual environments.

They provide the tools and resources needed to create, organize, and manage virtual airline operations efficiently, enhancing the overall experience for participants. As technology continues to advance, the virtual airline community will likely see further improvements and innovations in VAMS like FlyZold, further blurring the lines between virtual and real-world aviation management.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

In order to provide an answer to the most frequently asked questions, we keep this section up to date which will probably be able to provide you with information if you wish to obtain information on our solution.

What is FlyZold ?

FlyZold is a virtual airline management system that allows virtual airlines to manage simply and efficiently their content through our simple and unique interface.

We believe that our solution will bring new impetus to flight simulation, more particularly by bringing a touch of modernity to the existing system by offering even more advanced technologies and by offering an even more advanced interface that can adapt to the majority of virtual airlines.

A virtual airline simulates the operations of a real airline or has been invented from scratch and offers virtual pilots, after registration, the possibility to make regular flights between different destinations, helicopter flights, or cargo flights.

Generally, the flight performed is recorded either automatically by a software called "flight tracker" (our solution uses for example the smartCARS software) during the flight, or after the flight directly on the FlyZold interface of the virtual airline where virtual pilots publishes a manual flight report.

The flight report is called a "PIREP". It includes information related to the aircraft used, the departure and arrival airports, the altitude, the flight time and more generally all the events that occurred during the flight.

Each PIREP is then saved by our system and can be found in the virtual pilot's logbook, where each PIREP can be consulted to find all the information related to it presented in the form of graphs, maps or dashboards.

A virtual airline management system is a web application that makes it simple and easy to manage the various contents of a virtual airline.

The functionalities of a virtual airline management system are numerous. Among other things, it allows several people to work on different pages or blog articles or even to structure the content of a virtual airline (FAQ, articles, blog), to prioritize users and assign them permissions.

FlyZold is a virtual airline management system allowing administrators of virtual airlines to manage all of their content (airports, aircraft, schedules, PIREPs, users) efficiently and fluidly, through a modern and elegant interface.

To create your own virtual airline, you need to follow certain rules, depending on the airline you represent.

In the case of a fictitious airline, you need to make sure that it doesn't exist, and that you have all the copyright you need to create it (including names, logos, etc...). In the case of a real airline, you must first obtain all the necessary authorizations from the real airline you want to represent in order to represent it virtually.

Once you have all the necessary authorizations, all you have to do is create your first airports, aircraft, grades and schedules in our virtual airline management system by clicking on the "Subscribe now" button in the main navigation menu.