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Why virtual airlines should embrace software as a service solutions ?

Published on 18/10/2023 at 07:57

In the rapidly evolving landscape of modern aviation, virtual airlines have become a popular way for aviation enthusiasts to experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft without leaving the comfort of their home. However, running a virtual airline can be a complex and demanding endeavor. This is where Software as a Service (SaaS) like FlyZold comes into play. In this article, we will explore what SaaS is and why virtual airlines should consider integrating it into their operations.

Understanding SaaS

Software as a Service, or SaaS, is a cloud-based software distribution model where applications are hosted and maintained by a third-party provider and made available to users over the internet. This model offers numerous advantages over traditional software installations, making it a perfect fit for virtual airlines.

Advantages of SaaS for virtual airlines

Virtual airlines, like any other business, must carefully manage their budget. SaaS solutions can significantly reduce the costs associated with traditional software deployment. Instead of investing in expensive infrastructure and ongoing maintenance, virtual airlines can pay a predictable subscription fee. This predictable cost structure allows for better financial planning.

One of the key benefits of SaaS is the accessibility it provides. Virtual airline staff, pilots, and management can access the necessary tools and data from anywhere with an internet connection. This means that operations are not limited to a specific physical location, allowing for flexibility and remote collaboration. Pilots can log flight data, management can oversee operations, and administrators can manage resources, all from various locations.

Virtual airlines often experience fluctuating demands. During peak periods, such as holidays, there may be an increased need for resources and support. SaaS solutions can easily scale to accommodate these changes. Virtual airlines can adjust their subscription plans to meet their changing needs without the hassle of purchasing new software or hardware.

SaaS providers regularly update their software to address security vulnerabilities, add new features, and improve performance. Virtual airlines can benefit from these updates without the need for time-consuming installations. This not only ensures that the airline operates with the latest technologies but also reduces the burden on IT staff.

Data security is paramount for virtual airlines, as it involves sensitive information (like email addresses and passwords) and flight logs. Reputable SaaS providers invest heavily in security measures to protect their clients data. This means that virtual airlines can benefit from state-of-the-art security features without the need for significant in-house security expertise.

SaaS applications often come with collaboration and communication tools that can streamline the workflow of virtual airlines. Whether it's coordinating flight schedules, managing crew members, or sharing operational data, SaaS can offer integrated solutions that improve efficiency and teamwork.

In the event of hardware failure, data loss, or other disasters, virtual airlines can rest easy with SaaS. These providers typically have robust disaster recovery plans in place, ensuring that data and operations can be swiftly restored.


In an era where virtual airlines are thriving, embracing Software as a Service is a logical and pragmatic step forward. The cost-effectiveness, accessibility, scalability, automatic updates, data security, collaboration tools, and disaster recovery capabilities that SaaS offers can significantly enhance the efficiency, performance, and overall success of virtual airlines.

By integrating SaaS into their operations, virtual airlines can focus more on what truly matters : delivering an exceptional flying experience to their virtual pilots. So, as virtual airlines aim for the skies, SaaS like FlyZold can help them reach new heights in a dynamic and competitive industry.

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.