The most used tool in SkyVantage’s arsenal is the Quickview screen, listed under the Operations Tab.
From this screen, our customers and their partners can see the status of the current day’s flights and make easy adjustments. The screen shows each flight segment in a colored box and displays information about each segment. The segment boxes themselves are designed to facilitate organization. First of all, the segments are color-coded to show the status of the flight.
Secondly, each segment box shows all the of the flight information in an abbreviated format. It lists the flight number first(#202), followed by departure airport and time (PAP1500), arrival airport and time(MIA1600), passengers to available seats breakdown(0/19pax), a wrench icon that allows for flight modification as seen below. The number of waitlisted passengers shows up in the bottom right corner if booked(1).
The wrench icon brings up this tool box:
Additional information can be added or removed using toggles. This includes passenger data, overdue alerts, dimming past flights, viewing which flights have had schedule changes, hiding unused aircraft, and aligning the segments chronologically. Finally, each segment box includes a small wrench icon, and this can be clicked on to modify and edit the segment’s information.
In the upper lefthand corner of the Quickview screen, there is a menu titled “Show Toggles” which allows quick access to important details.
The first item of information you can toggle is the passenger information. When this toggle is marked, it will show the passenger count and the passenger limit of the aircraft currently assigned to each segment. This makes it easy to notice if a flight is overbooked and to make adjustments. For example, if a smaller aircraft is assigned a segment that is nearly or completely full, it is easy to rectify this by swapping it out for a larger available aircraft. You can use the swap tool, which is explained below, to switch aircraft, maximizing the occupancy of each available vehicle, and, in turn, maximizing the revenue.
The second item of information you can toggle is Overdue alerts. These appear as exclamation points in the upper left-hand corner of the segment box. An overdue alert shows that some aspect of the flight is behind schedule. For example, it may be late in checking passengers in, taking off from the airport, or arriving at its destination. Knowing a segment is overdue in some manner allows the user to take all the necessary steps to get the flight back on schedule.
Another toggle allows the user to dim flights in the past. This simplifies the process of modifying flights by narrowing the focus to only current and future flights.
The Time Change toggle causes flights that have had to modify the original schedule for any reason to appear as banded segments. This adds visibility to irregular operations for managers and supervisors, and can aid in locating flights that may need permanent rescheduling
The next option in the toggle menu is one that will show or hide the aircraft that have no flights on a given day. Having them available on the screen allows you to swap segments to these aircraft in case an in-use aircraft becomes inoperable or needs maintenance. It also allows you to create a segment using these aircraft if you have overflow or are overbooked. However, if you only want to focus on the aircraft already in use, you can hide these unused aircraft.
The final toggle permits you to align the segments more visually. This helps if you need to coordinate segments. On the other hand showing the segments by flight time will cause some of the segments to appear on the schedule in boxes too small to read. To compensate for this, you can bring the mouse icon to hover over the segment, and it will expand to display all the desired data about that segment.
Next to the “Toggle” tab in the Quickview screen, we have the “Revisions” tab. When this tab is clicked, it shows the history of all revisions, including which segment was revised, by which user, and what the change was. This way, if a change was made that is not understood by all personnel, the user who created the change could be consulted.
As mentioned before there is also a swap tool available for use. To use this tool, highlight the two aircraft that need to be switched. When the appropriate aircraft are highlighted, a small button labeled “Swap” appears before “Show Toggles.” Click this button and all the day’s segments for the aircraft will instantly be switched. With the swap tool, the user does not have to create all new segments, but can use the existing segments to easily alter the flight plans of the aircraft.
Creating a new flight is also very easy. From the Quickview screen, the user just clicks on the blank space where the segment needs to be added, and inputs the correct information for the new segment. Then the toggle tools can be used to display and align all information correctly.
The upper right-hand corner of the Quickview screen also has a calendar button. Using this tool, both past and future flight schedules can readily be viewed. The calendar has arrows on either side, so if one wishes to view a nearby date they can click on these arrows. But if a date in the distant past or future needs to be viewed, the calendar icon itself can be clicked. Insert the desired date in the calendar fields, and the program quickly navigates to it.
SkyVantage’s Quickview screen is an efficient tool for viewing, modifying and even creating flights. It elegantly and completely displays a visual representation of each aircraft’s flight and allows for simple modification.