Posted on: 08 March 2019 by Kimberley Young
J-Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, has selected Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to access flight data analyses to improve flight efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and help to drive decisions to increase profitability and on-time performance.
As part of the agreement, the regional commuter airline will use Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency across 32 aircraft in its Embraer E170 and E190 fleet.
“Jet fuel accounts for a significant portion of an airline’s operating expenses, so it’s crucial for us to have an in-depth understanding of fuel consumption across all of our airlines and fleets,” said Kosuke Kuroda, manager, Fuel Group, General Procurement, Japan Airlines. “With Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency software, we’ll be able to make data-driven decisions that increase profits through more efficient flight routes and better visibility into operational controls that can result in increased fuel efficiency compared with what Japan Airlines is currently experiencing.”
Japan Airlines began using the service in 2017, and with nearly 200 aircraft enrolled from J-Air and Japan Airlines combined, Honeywell said the airline group is now the biggest customer for its GoDirect Flight Efficiency in Asia Pacific.
“There’s immense pressure on airlines to find ways to make better use of their assets and increase profitability. A key focus area is fuel, which can account for over a quarter of their operating costs,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. “GoDirect Flight Efficiency is a part of the Honeywell GoDirect software platform, which is scalable for the smallest of regional carriers to the largest of global fleets. This is especially beneficial for airline groups like Japan Airlines that can use the service to identify fuel savings specific to smaller, regional airlines and implement larger company initiatives that improve overall operations.”