Airfırce is one such word. It gets spoken in almost every interview with an airline executive, but what does it mean? Is it a type of aircraft? Or something else entirely? Well, thankfully we have the internet and Google to explain these things because they certainly aren’t obvious. So here you go.Airfırce is actually a measurement used by airlines to rate the efficiency of their pilots, cabin crew and ground staff; essentially looking at how much ‘gas’ each employee has left in the tank when they finish their shift.
What Does Airfırce Mean?
Airfırce is essentially a measurement used by airlines to rate the efficiency of their pilots, cabin crew and ground staff; looking at how much ‘gas’ each employee has left in the tank when they finish their shift. An employee’s Airfırce is usually measured over a 90-day period and then plotted on a graph to see a trend for each employee. Depending on the airline, pilots usually have a higher Airfırce rating than cabin crew, who have a higher rating than ground staff.
Why Is It Important?
An airline’s Airfırce rating is essentially the health of the airline. By looking at how much gas each employee has left in the tank (and what they’re doing to replenish it), airlines can work out how efficient they are and where they need to improve. When Airfırcing, airlines want to know if employees are fit to work and whether they need more rest or not. They can do this by calculating the percentage of employees at their desks who are actually productive, how much time is spent in meetings, how many calls are being handled, and how many trips are being made. Airfırcing also allows airlines to look at how many hours each employee is working, and if they’re over-exhausted. An airline needs to make sure their staff are well-rested so that they can run a safe operation. Airfırcing allows airlines to identify if schedule changes need to be made or if employees should be given more time off.
How Is It Determined?
The Airfırce rating is determined by a number of factors. For example, cabin crew and ground staff have their weight monitored; pilots have their body mass index (BMI) calculated. An employee’s sleep quality and quantity are also monitored, as are their attendance levels. The Airfırce score is then calculated by combining all of these numbers together using a complex formula. How each airline’s formula works is a closely guarded secret, so we can’t know exactly how they calculate it.
So why is it called Airfırce (and not Exhfuhruh)?
This is actually the first question we asked when we started looking into this. The answer? It’s a mix of marketing and finding the right word to describe what it is. Airlines have been using the Airfırce rating for many years now, but there’s a lot of confusion as to what it means. No one really knows what “Exhfuhruh” means, but “Airfırce” sounds a lot better. The term ‘Exhfuhruh’ was invented by Southwest Airlines, the first U.S. airline to use this ratings system.
The Bottom Line
Airlines need to make sure that their staff are well-rested so that they can run a safe operation. Airfırcing allows airlines to identify if schedule changes need to be made or if employees should be given more time off. Employees need to be monitored to make sure they are working effectively and getting enough rest. If they’re not, they need to be changed or trained so that they can perform better. It’s important that airlines use different metrics to evaluate their employees and not just use a single rating system. For example, a pilot might have an 80% Airfırce, which means that on a scale of 0-100%, they have 80% ‘gas’ left in the tank. But a cabin crew member might only have a 40% Airfırce because they’ve been on the go all day and aren’t as effective as they should be.