The Attila process is built on three basic principals - monitor,
evaluate, and correct:
- Dynamic monitoring of all of the airline's assets. Attila
tracks all aircraft in the system in much the same way and air traffic control system does. Monitoring current
progress and calculating estimated time of arrival.
- Attila then evaluates this time in terms of asset
availability and airline goals. Assets can include anything related to a flight, such as arrival gates or even
ground crews. Airline goals are specified priorities, such as schedule adherence or fuel conservation.
- After comparing all aircraft against these goals, Attila
then makes small/timely corrections to each aircraft's speed as necessary to drive the overall situation to a
more optimal solution. Once this time is computed it then transmits this time to the pilot.
Attila is analogous to a just-in-time manufacturing process
for the airline industry. Attila works to move more
passengers where they want to be, when they want to be there. It does this by tactically controlling the
airlines assets to have all of the right parts at just the right place, at just the right time. A simple
enough idea, but one that has been thought not to apply to the air transportation system. "There are just too
many variables to predict what is going to happen". It is true; there are a lot of variables. However, these
variables can be controlled with a management process rather than a prediction process. A management process
that provides a real time control feedback loop to make minor corrections to the system before big problems
develop. Our patented process Attila provides this
feedback control loop.