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).
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 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'
Choose the selection and click on Search
Select the flights required for each crew member and click on Save.