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Fuel Efficiency Program

One of the main cost positions of an airline is fuel. Compressing in average 15 to 30% of company total costs, small improvements in this major cost position have thus a high impact on the overall operating cost of the airline.

A major pain for the small operator, though, is to justify the implementation of a robust Fuel Efficiency system due to high costs, while trying to monitor it based only on spreadsheets may not bring expected results.

To cover this gap between “internal tools” and major (and expensive) systems, Simpfly brings to market the POTS™ (Pay-Over-True-Savings) program: we implement a Fuel Efficiency Program in your airline and you pay following a success-based approach:

  • As you save, we then just charge you a small percentage of that savings for a period (so a gain-gain situation). 
  •  But if you end up not saving anything (not expected, though), we won’t charge you anything (except from any software initial setup fee and travel expenses, as applicable) 

And, moreover: the amount charged is constrained, so you can be assured of the maximum charge, with no surprises.

Get our white paper for detailed information on the steps of our Fuel Efficiency POTS™ and its benefits for your airline.

OptiClimb (Fuel Efficiency)

FROM FLIGHT DATA TO FUEL SAVINGS

About OptiClimb

OptiClimb is a service that aims at reducing the fuel consumption through the use of flight data. For each aircraft, data are used to build a fine tuned model that allows to optimize the climb phase.  The fuel consumption is minimized by adapting the climb profile.

Key figures

  • Fuel consumption represents 30% of airlines operational costs
  • Almost 3% of global CO emissions are produced by air transport
  • The annualized passenger figure is expected to reach over 6 billion by 2030
  • Fuel consumption during clib is at its highest

How much fuel? 

Climb phase is when the engines run close to full power. Reducing fuel consumption during this phase is a real opportunity. The observed fuel saving achieved with our method is around 10% of climb phase. For 100 flights a day on a single-aisle aircraft, this amounts to more than 15 t each day. At the end of the year, the savings are over 4M€.

The process

1) Collect
The first step requires analysis of historical flight data to build the aerodynamic model. The only source of data needed is QAR data without any information on flight date, origin and destination, flight number or heading, thus avoiding all confidentiality issues.

2) Analyse
With the collected data, Safety Line then extracts very precise aerodynamic characteristics in using its in-house machine learning algorithms.

3) Prepare
In accordance with current regulations and to ensure the safety of the experimentation, Safety Line will work with the airline to perform a Risk Analysis for authorities.

4) Fly
Before the flight, the dispatcher, or the pilot himself, enters the necessary information in the system: actual weight, cruising altitude, temperature, and pressure at departure airport. The optimization algorithm will then provide the best climb profile with 3 optimum speeds.

5) Compare
A dedicated interface is provided to the Fuel Manager to check the results of the savings. He will know for each flight the exact amount of fuel burnt and can compare it with the fuel that would have been needed to climb at constant speed.

Fuel-Efficiency Solutions

Nearly forty percent of an airline’s operating cost is the fuel it takes to fly passengers and cargo from A to B.  Finding ways of reducing that cost has become critical to every airline’s success. Boeing has launched a suite of fuel-efficiency solutions which identifies broad savings opportunities. These easy-to-implement smart applications give airlines the information– and the advantages — they need to be successful.

  • The Boeing Fuel Dashboard provides aircraft operators with a comprehensive total fleet view of operational fuel consumption. With the Fuel Dashboard’s intelligent decision aids, airlines, business aviation operators and military organizations can gain insight into current fuel usage through all phases of flight. This visibility enables better decision-making to save fuel, money and reduce emissions.
  • The Boeing Emissions Reporter is an easy-to-use CO2 emissions reporting tool for business and commercial aviation operators of all sizes and all fleets. The Emissions Reporter accurately manages data from thousands of flights to ensure compliance with regulations, meeting the needs of operators, data verifiers and regulators.
  • Boeing provides add-on consulting services to determine the best approach to capture maximum savings. Boeing Edge experts can conduct on-site fuel saving assessments, analyze an operator’s actual performance, and benchmark the operator against industry standards.

AVTECH Sweden AB

AVTECH is a Swedish innovations company and one of the leaders in the global development of Performance-based Operations (PBO). AVTECH’s services increases FMS optimization and utilization and the company has a unique cooperation with Met Office (UK), one of the only two authorized World Area Forecast Centres for aviation weather. Met Office has developed a weather forecast model, High-Resolution Weather (HRW) which leaves the standard ICAO weather data far behind in terms of accuracy. This means that AVTECH has exclusive access to the world’s most accurate weather model on the market.

reduces fuel consumption by supplying the on-board flight computer with up-to-date meteorological information. This service derives wind and temperature information from Met Office, process this information to fit any individual flight and then transmits the information to the correct aircraft. The weather data, the most accurate available in the world, and AVTECH’s patented algorithms allows for exceptional results when it comes to wind up-linking. We are proud to say that we have the best wind uplink service in the world, resulting in fuel being saved, a remarkable time accuracy for the aircraft and with one of the simplest installations on the market.

is designed for airlines that have ACARS but that is not fully automated. The pilot receives the same high-quality information as from Aventus NowCast but enters the weather data manually. Our customer indicates a very good result and as the pilots experience a better airplane performance, the willingness to utilize the service has been extremely high.

is just at the beginning of an almost unlimited potential. Having access to MET Office complete weather data, we combine wind, temperature and turbulence in one complete system. It is a high-quality tool that very adequately presents weather hazards (such as Icing, Turbulence, Volcanic ash, etc) to your aircraft, is a real-time weather alerting system which communicates through ACARS and assures your company’s aircraft are notified to new meteorological hazards related to the actual route in the FMS. SIGMA focuses on applying only the parts of hazardous weather which affect your flight and alerts are related to points in your flight plan (instead of LAT/LONG).

Safer flight, reduced fuel burn and lower emissions.
Combining AVTECH’s premium services Aventus NowCast and SIGMA results in a unique decision support tool for professional pilots. Using the tailored weather information and flight path optimization leads to a safer flight both for passengers and crew and reduces the fuel burn and emissions. 

 All flight related weather information presented and visualized in a single place. Powered by the Met Office 10K Resolution Global Weather model proFlight can improve the safety and comfort of passengers and crew. The forecast is tailored to the flight ́s trajectory and time. Turbulence can be avoided or reduced. If turbulence is encountered, the crew will have the best information possible for the climb/descent decision. If you would like to know more about the proFLIGHT™ application, sign up for a free trial.

AVTECHs latest product is the In-flight Cruise Profile Optimizer who was released fall 2019.
The Optimizer provides pilots with vertical flight path optimization in-flight, resulting in significant fuel and time savings per flight. The unique API providing 10K data from the Met Office in combination with AVTECH’s advanced algorithms and computing power results in a 4-dimensional trajectory (latitude, longitude, altitude and time) divided into cubes of only 10 km horizontally, which reduces up to 50% of the normal wind forecast error.

The solution utilizes existing aircraft hardware and data communications (ACARS, ARINC, FMS, etc.), requiring no new hardware, software or aircraft modifications investment and delivers the key profile data to the pilots in the flight deck via an EFB device or simply via the cockpit printer or display. For more information about the optimizer please view our webinar here at AircraftIT: https://www.aircraftit.com/webinars/flight-cruise-profile-optimizer-demo-and-overview-webinar/?area=ops

To read more about our products and to download product sheets please visit our website.

To learn more about 10K weather watch this video!

Rolls-Royce

Pioneering the power that matters. Rolls-Royce, as one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, have developed a global network of advanced digital tools to support the aviation industry. Throughout our history, we have set out to achieve extraordinary goals. Along the way, Rolls-Royce has allowed our customers to unlock their data, which has established new standards, and shapes organisation procedures to reduce cost, risk and maximise efficiency.

The Efficiency suite of products extends beyond fuel saving initiatives, to strike the optimum balance between high fuel efficiency, low maintenance (off-wing) cost and the lowest levels of disruption supporting the delivery of the most cost-effective operating costs. Three levels of service are currently offered – Efficiency Insights, Efficiency Management and Efficiency Optimisation.

Efficiency Management – Emissions delivers a cost-effective, systematic approach to ensure airlines meet the monitoring, reporting and verification requirements of emission trading schemes such as the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and ICAO CORSIA.

Safety Management System enables organisations to efficiently and cost-effectively implement and maintain a world-class Safety Management System that meets ICAO, IATA and national airworthiness authority guidelines.

OpenAirlines

OpenAirlines is an innovative consulting and software company with world-class experience in optimizing the airlines’ operations. OpenAirlines’ main domains of expertise are flight operations, with a special focus on Fuel savings and the Environment, Crew Management and OCC. OpenAirlines is serving all types of airlines (Air France, KLM, Malaysia, CorsairFly, Transavia, Airlinair…) as well as airline providers (Airbus, Jeppesen, Thales…)

Fuel Saving and the Environment

OpenAirlines has developed SkyBreathe®, an innovative Fuel Saving Solution with extraordinary ROI and ready for EU-ETS

SkyBreathe comes in two flavors:

  • The simple to use SkyBreathe EU-ETS solution to compute and track your emissions and allowances needs. It is a highly automated and fully compliant solution that can be deployed within your airline in just a week.
  • The advanced SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency solution that monitors in detail all your flight data (including FDR records) to implement and monitor the most rewarding fuel saving plan based on your actual aircrafts, network, and flight operations procedures.
    SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency can help you improve your fuel consumption by 2%-4%.

Crew Management

With its 10 years of experience improving airline crew management, OpenAirlines can audit your crew operations and propose improvements in your processes and tools with proven ROI.

OpenAirlines has developed CrewIntelligence™, an innovative solution to monitor your roster efficiency and to optimize your manpower planning. CrewIntelligence™ allows airlines to save 2-4% on their crew budget by better optimizing the crew planning, from the manpower planning stage to the days of operations.

OpenAirlines has also developed CrewPad™, an iPad-based EFB for cabin or cockpit crew that brings advanced technical documentation support or better CRM support in the hands of airlines crew.

Airlines Operations Center

OpenAirlines has conducted consulting studies on the organization of Operations Control Center for large and small airlines, delivering benefits in terms of on time performance.

PACE – a TXT company

We closely collaborate with performance and cabin engineers, senior training captains, fuel conservation and operational efficiency managers, EFB teams and consultants to deliver hands-on support for airlines’ strategic and operational tasks:

Fuel & operational efficiency management

Route network & aircraft economic analysis

Aircraft & cabin configuration

Virtual training & operations support

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Honeywell

Flight Data Analytics Platform and Trajectory Optimization Tools

Honeywell’s GoDirect™ Flight Efficiency offering combines our flight data analytics platform with our growing suite of trajectory optimization tools to unlock savings using data-driven decision-making.

GoDirect Flight Efficiency brings together all flight variables in one place, including flight plans, weather, navigation charts, aircraft performance and more to give customers a comprehensive look at fleet and environment data, to lock in flight schedules, to increase efficiencies and to reduce costs.

Key Benefits

  • Integrates flight data into a one-stop shop, combined with powerful advisory and routing tools.
  • Provides clear analysis and real-time insights.
  • Improves data quality across the organization. Better quality means better decisions.
  • Unlocks savings beyond standard efficiency initiatives.

Helping Airlines Make Real-Time Decisions on Operations

Here are some of the ways GoDirect Flight Efficiency helps operators and pilots streamline for increased efficiency and savings:

  • Efficient flight paths: Pilots can view historical flight trajectories from an airline to request shortcuts in real time, even when up in the air. Airlines can also hone in on opportunities for savings by evaluating the use of procedures like acceleration altitude reduction and continuous descent operations at airports where they are applicable since climb and descent phases typically use high amounts of fuel.
  • Historical information on airports: The service allows pilots to visualize approaches into and out of an airport and typical holding patterns, which is especially useful when flying into unfamiliar locations. It also allows the pilot to make decisions on standard fuel-saving initiatives, such as using a single engine to taxi out to the runway.
  • Adjusting for changing variables: Airlines create flight plans based on information around winds and temperatures that can change from the time the plan is made to the time it is executed. GoDirect Flight Efficiency’s vertical optimization tool allows pilots and operators to adjust the altitude of the flight plan based on current information, which is also crucial in fuel savings.

Proven Value to Customers

Honeywell’s flight data analytics platform is used by more than 30 customers across the globe managing more than 2,300 aircrafts every day. Customers already have used the analytics tool and vertical optimization app to save thousands of tons of fuel.

The GoDirect service is currently available for purchase and is on a subscription basis that can scale to the size of any airline’s needs and budget.

Scalable and Flexible Solution

GoDirect Flight Efficiency can be scaled to meet any customer’s needs. GoDirect Flight Efficiency is extensively adaptable and has delivered value to carriers of all kinds and sizes, from the largest airline fleets in the world to small charter operators and cargo carriers.

We also offer highly rated workshops to familiarize customers and their stakeholders with the GoDirect Flight Efficiency tools, facilitating low-impact implementation and rapid results.

StorkJet

Our passion, your savings

We believe that by analyzing airlines’ flight data we can make aviation more efficient than ever before. Each airline deserves solid fuel efficiency program. With specialized software they can now both save fuel and save the planet by reducing CO2 emissions!

Together we make aviation sustainable

Using StorkJet solutions airlines monitor precisely aircraft performance and reveal true saving potential across 44 fuel initiatives. With intuitive feedback, they encourage pilots to be more eco-friendly. The process is easy, quick and fully automatic. Please check out our success stories here.

Enjoy best fuel efficiency software, reduce up to 4% of your fuel cost

Find real saving opportunities within 44 fuel initiatives and engage pilots to fly more eco-friendly.
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AdvancedAPM provides up to date performance factors for accurate fuel planning. The process is fully automatic and works for all aircraft types.

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