Warning: Implement custom ui for this post type.

Motulus: Integrated Crew Scheduling

Reduce operational costs, improve crew satisfaction whilst operating a smooth schedule

For many airlines operating costs, fuel and crew costs form a significant part of their cost base. The delivery of an efficient and robust plan whilst continuing to guarantee an excellent customer offering and employee satisfaction is critical to an airline’s success, The complexity of such a plan, and its importance to an organisation makes creating schedules and operational plans ideal candidates to be solved by optimization.

At Motulus.aero we enjoy solving problems that haven’t been solved before by deploying the next generation in optimization products. By combining pioneering algorithms with the power of cloud computing we can tackle these complex and large-scale problems.

Specialising in crew scheduling (pairing and roster production), tail assignment and network optimization we help organisations to:

– reduce crew costs
– increase aircraft and equipment utilisation
– reduce fuel and operational costs
– improve revenue opportunities
– increase crew and colleague satisfactions
– improve operational robustness


Motulus Integrated Crew Scheduling (MICS)                   

MICS is a pioneering optimization product that generates crew pairings and crew rosters in one optimization run.

Motulus Tail Assignment (MTA)    

MTA allocates aircraft to flights by looking for the best solution to reduce costs (e.g. fuel) and provide operational stability.

Motulus Network Optimization (MNO)                                                                  

MNO answers the question of when to fly where. Combining aircraft, crew, and yield inputs, it generates the optimal solution.

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Motulus.aero were formed in 2018 by a team with deep expertise in mathematics and software development, who particularly focus on building groundbreaking optimization products. Having deployed products to a number of industries Motulus had an original mission in aviation to develop innovative products for airline crew resource scheduling problem.


OffBlock GmbH, based in Crailsheim, Germany, is dedicated to innovative software solutions for the crew management sector. Since its founding in 2018, the start-up has very quickly developed into a 21-strong team behind the brand. On the B2B side, the company offers a cloud-based add-on solution for airline crew management systems. On the B2C side, the portfolio includes an interactive all-in-one app that bundles flight crew communication, including roster management, on one platform.
The OffBlock app is also a complete digital pilot logbook.

N-Ops Control Center

N-Ops Control Center

When it comes to efficiently manage your flights, N-Flight Planning, N-Tracking, N-RAIM & N-Performance provide you with an exhaustive suite of solutions.
N-Flight Planning

N-Ops Control Center Crew solutions address all aspects of crew management: from pairing optimization, to preferential bidding systems along with day to day operations management, NAVBLUE can provide the entire suite of crew systems.
N-Crew Planning

Flight Planning & Dispatch Sub-System, V2 (ARMS® – FPDS)

Centralized and Remote Flight Dispatch
ARMS® FPDS provides accurate and optimized flight plans to enable reduced contingency dispatch, bringing in fuel savings. You may customize the CFP output format to your operating crew’s convenience and specific needs. ARMS® FPDS produces a complete “Trip Kit” which has CFP (including ETOPS CFP), FPL, Filtered NOTAMs, Weather Briefing, etc., which may be printed or transmitted to EFB or LPC systems.

Being an integral component of ARMS®, it seamlessly shares Flight Planning information and data with the other sub-systems of ARMS® V2, wherever required.

Modules & Functionalities:

  • Computerized Flight Planning (CFP) – including ETOPS
  • Load & Trim (L&T) – for Cargo & Passenger Aircraft
  • Pre-Flight Documentation (PFD) – filing of FPL/ RPL, Euro Clearance, etc.
  • Aircrew Self-Briefing (ASB) – Web-based
  • Additional subscription services to other FPDS Databases:-  
    Navigation (NavDB)
    Weather (MetDB)
    NOTAM (NotDB)
    Aircraft Performance (AcDB)

Aviation Charting Service

Aeronautical Chart Data Display & Chart Rendering Toolset
Aviation Charting Service (ACS) is designed for application developers wishing to add an aeronautical chart display—based on ARINC 424 data—to their application. The toolset renders ARINC 424 data as vector elements from a SQLite database, minimizing the footprint of the data and increasing load times. ACS also supports raster tiles for the display of cultural, terrain, or weather data. As part of the ACS service, customers can choose to subscribe to the converted ARINC 424 data from Eagle Cap Software, or use your existing subscription and our data converter.

Vector ARINC 424 Data Display Raster Tile Background Data iOS & Web Support 2D & 3D Mapping Works Offline

Technology Stack Overview

  • Tool to convert ARINC 424 aeronautical data to a
  • SQLite database
  • Libraries necessary to query and cache data
  • Libraries to format data into GeoJSON format or object-oriented query results
  • Data web service creates and provides GeoJSON data to the web engine implementation
  • Code to render the data using the Google web Mapping Engine utilizing the data web service
  • iOS Framework and libraries to render the data in an iOS environment using WhirlyGlobe Mapping Engine

Vector Data Elements

  • Airports
  • VORs
  • NDBs
  • Waypoints
  • Airways (High)
  • Airways (Low)
  • Restricted Airspace
  • FIRs


AIR SUPPORT specializes in the provision of the desktop and cloud-based flight planning software PPS Flight Planning System (PPS) and the integrated CrewBriefing web application and flight tracking. AIR SUPPORT is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flight planning software solutions to private and commercial business aircraft operators, regional/charter/cargo/national airlines as well as military/utility operators.

PPS includes all global route restrictions, worldwide updated NOTAMs, surface weather data along with wind- and significant weather charts based on original source data. AIR SUPPORT delivers the most cost-efficient flight planning system with the best ROI.

By continuously focusing on the customer’s needs for flexibility and performance, AIR SUPPORT is the preferred partner for flight operation departments throughout the world. PPS Flight Planning is the world’s most flexible flight planning solution and offers very low operating costs, resulting in the highest cost/benefit ratio. Additionally, PPS also supports automated data import from various scheduling/crew/maintenance systems and automated data export to present or future EFB solutions.

Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of IT services in the airline industry. It draws its unique strengths from an ability to combine profound industry know-how with technological expertise and many years of project experience.
The company offers its more than 350 customers an extensive range of successful and in many cases market-leading products for the aviation industry. The innovative IT products and services in this portfolio prove economic benefits while also contributing to improving efficiency and competitiveness. To learn more visit www.LHsystems.com

Operations Solutions
Lufthansa Systems offers integrated solutions for managing cost-effective and safe flight operations. The portfolio of solutions ranges from network planning, operations control and crew management, to hub management and load control.
For more information click here

Commercial Solutions
Lufthansa Systems provides all commercial departments of an airline with a central source of information and a singular, clear vision.
For more information click here

Navigation Solutions
Lufthansa Systems offers integrated solutions for managing cost-effective and safe flight operations.
For more information click here

Finance Solutions
Lufthansa Systems provides IT solutions for process optimization such as revenue accounting, route profitability calculations and payroll accounting.
For more information click here

In-flight Entertainment
Innovative technology delivers better entertainment and service on board
For more information click here

In addition to the application solutions, airlines of any size will find various professional support services for the management and optimization of their processes in our portfolio.
For more information click here

Professional Services / Consulting

More than just the sum of its parts: we take a holistic look at your company; this is our strength.
For more information click here

Mobile Solutions

Lufthansa Systems provides you with individual support throughout the entire process of defining and managing your app portfolio – from the initial idea to design, implementation and rollout.
For more information click here