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Setting up and using 'Deadhead' in the N-OC System.



Deadheading is the practice of carrying members of an airline's crew to the correct location for their next duty on another airline carrier. This most often happens when airline crew are located at one airport and need to be transpoerted to another airport to take up their duties.
The deadhead concept in the N-OC Airline System is designed to help planners, so that they can quickly search for suitable flights on other airlines, display them and of course select them in the roster Gantt.


Create a reference activity for each Airline to be used used for deadheading. Note: The reference activity dialog can be found here:  Editors > Company > Reference Activities
When creating a reference activity for a specific airline the following two steps are the most important, (see below).
  • Select Type as 'Transport' - this will enable the Airline Prefix text field.
  • Enter the Airline Prefix -  so the system can use this activity when a route with said airline is used.

Resolving a single station conflict 

In the example below, a crew member arrives in ARN and departs from GOT the next day. We need to insert a suitable 'deadhead' flight to transport the crew member from ARN to GOT. 
Right click in between the two assigned activities and select : 'Dead.' icon. 
The single Deadhead dialog  presents suitable deadhead routes available between the Start and End times. 
Note: If the standard parameters do not return a suitable route, a new search can be made with other parameters. 
Select the deadhead flight route and click on Save.
The station conflict is now resolved as shown below

Resolving a multiple station conflicts -Deadhead Wizard

The Deadhead Wizard is located on the menu bar in the middle of the roster Gantt. This is a tool that searches for all station conflicts in any given time period and provides the user with a list of suitable deadhead flights. On of these may then be selected and auto assigned as an activity to the crew.
The Deadhead Wizard, once activated, processes all crew that are included in the chosen selection (Time period, HR Filter, Airline etc). The crew with conflicts are displayed in a list and any suitable deadhead flights are displayed in a drop down list. The status of the wizard is visible under the cancel button.  Note: If there are no deadhead flights available for the current scenario, it displays 'None' 
Click on the Deadhead (DH) Icon
Choose the selection and click on Search 
Select the flights required for each crew member and click on Save. 


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