OffBlock - Flexible Add-On for Airline Crew Management Systems

OffBlock – Flexible Add-On for Airline Crew Management Systems

OffBlock is an app for flight crews from the Crailsheim-based start-up of the same name. The company also offers B2B solutions for airlines with OffBlock Corporate to complement their crew planning system and complete processes. The app is available for iOS devices, the Android version is currently under development.

Complicated, slow and inefficient crew planning processes are a thing of the past with OffBlock Corporate, OffBlock says. The cloud-based add-on to the existing crew planning system takes the entire crew management process into account. The holistic approach supports cost reduction, crew productivity, short-term changes in operations and improves communication between crew planning and flight crew, the company says.

The B2B solution is available in the packages OffBlock Corporate Basic, OffBlock Corporate Standard and OffBlock Corporate Premium. OffBlock Corporate can be customized with individual features to suit the airline in question on request.

OffBlock Corporate enables multi-directional and asynchronous communication between crew planning and flight crew. Conventional data is visually processed and converted into a tangible and interactive format. Crew planning thus not only informs its crews, but employees can also send information back into the airlines’ systems.

OffBlock enables flight crews to handle communication via an app. Duty roster changes, group messages, direct communication with crew planning, GDPR-compliant sharing of duty rosters with colleagues, family and friends, as well as an export option to the crew’s calendar ­— the options for using the app are numerous. OffBlock provides a well-structured compilation of the most important information for cockpit and cabin crew. In addition, the app can also be used as a complete digital pilot logbook, compliant with EASA and FAA regulations.