The crew management system market size is expected to grow from US$ 1,109.38 million in 2022 to US$ 2,230.95 million by 2030; it is estimated to record a CAGR of 9.1% from 2022 to 2030.
With a rise in the number of flights, routes, and airlines, companies in airlines and aviation markets require advanced software to optimize crew allocation, maintain compliance with regulations, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve overall customer safety and satisfaction. In March 2023, Malaysia Airlines signed a five-year deal with IBS Software, an Indian software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution provider, to upgrade its crew management systems. Under this deal, the airline migrated its crew management systems to IBS Software’s cloud-based platform—iFlight Crew. The crew management system can maximize productivity, control costs, and ensure adherence to industry standards and regulations. It enables self-service tools that are flexible and accessible for airline crew management system. Therefore, the rapid growth of the aviation sector results in a significant rise in demand for crew management systems for efficient crew planning, scheduling, and management solutions. Various companies are providing new crew management solutions for the aviation industry. For instance, in May 2023, TA Connections announced to provide new crew management solutions for airlines and aviation-related companies from around the world.
Based on airline type, the crew management system market is bifurcated into passenger airlines and cargo & defense airlines. The passenger airlines segment led the land mobile radio market. Crew management systems are used by passenger airlines to manage their crew schedules and rotations, ensure compliance with regulations, and improve operational efficiency. Crew management systems can help airlines with various tasks, including compliance rostering. Crew management systems can automatically generate crew rosters that meet all of the airline's requirements, such as duty hours, rest periods, and crew pairing rules. This can help airlines to reduce the workload of their crew scheduling staff and to ensure that their crews are always properly rested and qualified to fly.
Based on application, the crew management system market is segmented into crew operations and crew training. Crew management systems are mostly utilized for efficiently managing the daily operations of an airline’s crew. It is often the most comprehensive, scalable, real-time, and configurable crew management system. The solution enables operation controllers to manage, communicate, and recover from any disruptions faster and easier than ever before. Crew operations include functionalities for crew pairing, rostering, tracking, and bidding among others.
Several airlines are shifting towards modern crew management systems to smoothen crew operations. For instance, in April 2022, Lufthansa Systems and LOT Polish Airlines extended the contract to use the crew management solution NetLine/Crew. The airline can use the solution to monitor current flight operations and optimize daily aircraft utilization. Further, the solution enables the airline to improve daily flight operations, provide reliable services, and contribute to enhancing the traveler experience.
The crew management system market is segmented on the basis of component, deployment type, airline type, and applications. The crew management system market, based on component, is bifurcated into software and services. In terms of deployment type, the crew management system market is divided into on-cloud and server-based. Based on airline type, the crew management system market is bifurcated into passenger airlines and cargo & defense airlines. In terms of application, the crew management system market is bifurcated into crew operations and crew training. By region, the crew management system market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
AIMS INTL DWC LLC, Airbus SE, ARCOS LLC, CAE Inc, Hitit Computer Services Ltd Co, IBS Software Pvt Ltd, Laminaar Aviation Infotech Pte Ltd, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co KG, PDC A/S, and The Boeing Co are among the key crew management system market players that are profiled in this market study.
The overall crew management system market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. Exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the crew management system market. The process also helps obtain an overview and forecast of the market with respect to all the market segments. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data and gain analytical insights. This process includes industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the crew management system market.