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Disruption Management for Airlines & Railways

Airline disruptions created over $12B in excess costs in 2022 in the US alone. Today, these disruptions are handled by people in control centers because the underlying computational complexity is too high for conventional methods to solve in real-time. Our disruption management product gives airlines and railways algorithmic decision support on the day of operations, so companies can manage their costs effectively and react quickly.

Algorithmic Decision Support has helped the transportation sector in its planning process for decades. 

Chart showing how airline and railway companies do planning

But Even the Best Plans Get Disrupted.

QDC's disruption management and network repair product provides airlines and airline technology companies a set of tools and models that allows airlines and railway companies to effectively deal with disruptions as they happen on the day of operations. 

Algorithmic decision support has existed in the industry for many decades for long and short-term planning. For the first time ever, QDC offers a product, powered by its physics-inspired algorithms, giving companies the ability to make real time decisions allowing them to save money like never before.


QDC is revolutionizing the transportation sector with algorithmic decision support in real-time.


Aircraft/Rolling Stock Recovery

Given a schedule and a set of disruptions, determine which legs to delay or cancel, and re-assign the available equipment to the routes that minimize the disruption cost.


Crew Recovery

Given a schedule and a set of disruptions, re-assign to each recovered route the necessary crew such that the disruption costs are minimized. For crew recovery, these disruption costs can include direct crew costs (e.g. overtime compensation) and cost for deadheading crew.


Passenger Recovery

Given a recovered route, crew schedule and a set of disrupted passenger itineraries, automatically re-assign each disrupted itinerary the recovered routes necessary to accommodate passengers from their current position to their destination while minimizing costs.


Integrated Recovery

Long considered the holy grail in disruption management, this feature integrates all recovery stages (equipment, crew, and passengers) simultaneously to find the recovery solution that results in the lowest cost for the customer.

Traveler Walking In Airport

According to T2RL in 2016, the estimated cost of disruptions to airlines is 8% of airline revenue, or $60 billion worldwide.

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