NBAA Convention News

Avinode Improves Charter Quote Search Engine

 - October 31, 2012, 10:20 AM

Online charter portal Avinode (Booth No. 2120) has introduced an improved search engine to allow operators to generate price quotes more accurately and quickly. With new pricing and aircraft performance profiles built into the company’s Marketplace software, operators can run multiple pricing profiles for each aircraft by selecting variable factors specific to a charter request.

“We now allow operators to completely tailor Avinode to deliver the pricing that they need,” said managing director Oliver King. The improved search engine can be run in conjunction with whatever fleet management software an operator uses.

The Avinode search engine is based on aircraft price and performance data and sample itineraries provided by operators. But the new profiles give operators greater control over all the parameters needed to generate accurate pricing for any requested trip. The website handles around 200,000 flight requests each month. The new aircraft performance profiles have been part of Avinode Marketplace since September and the new pricing profiles will be fully available by year-end.

Improved Accounting

Meanwhile, Avinode subsidiary SchedAero has introduced a new accounting support module to its online operations management system. The new QuickBooks feature allows users to create charter invoices based on trip and quote data, without having to leave the SchedAero system. It also offers full integration with the online and desktop versions of QuickBooks accounting software so that clients can link invoice data and customer databases between the two programs.

“With the new SchedAero accounting module and systems integration, our clients can increase the effectiveness of their electronic workflow by creating invoices in SchedAero and pushing them out to external accounting programs without having to re-enter information,” said SchedAero managing director Johan Sjoberg. He has just taken over from Niklas Berg, who has become CEO for SchedAero, as well as Avinode and its other subsidiary Wyvern.