Posted on: 04 October 2018 by Kimberley Young
Norwegian has selected OpenAirlines’ SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency solution to help it reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions across its operations.
Under the agreement, OpenAirlines will continuously analyse the data of 600 daily flights operated by 157 aircraft through its SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency solution.
“High fuel-efficiency is not only good for the planet, but also for our business and customers’ wallet,” commented Tomas Hesthammer, director flight operations at Norwegian. “We are pleased to collaborate with OpenAirlines, which have already demonstrated their ability to provide superior fuel savings. With this system we anticipate to reduce our fuel consumption by at least 2%.”
The cloud-based software solution features an artificial intelligence engine with ‘cutting-edge’ algorithms to automatically analyse large amounts of flight data and assess operational efficiency improvements at fleet, route and individual flight stage level.
SkyBreathe integrates multiple sources of data in a single database and computes achieved and potential savings taking into account the exact flight conditions, such as weather, flight path, Air Traffic Control and payload.
The solution generates insights, which are shared with all stakeholders through a synthetic dashboard, while pilots can visualise their flights in 3D and get feedback on each fuel saving best practice via a mobile app.
Alexandre Feray, OpenAirlines CEO highlighted that Norwegian, which was recently rated the world’s most fuel-efficient transatlantic airline by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), has reduced its emissions per passenger kilometre by 30% since 2008 through investments in newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
Feray continued: “By leveraging Big Data to better understand operations, Norwegian can further reduce their cost and increase their competitive advantage. Fuel conservation is at the crossroads of Flight Operations, with several stakeholders. Only a shared, data-driven and factual analysis, easily understood by all parties can support the required transformation to save fuel.
“With its 3D visualisation, predefined reports and custom analysis, SkyBreathe not only allows Norwegian to understand its fuel consumption but also supports the definition of improvement initiatives and simplifies the monitoring of these initiatives deployment.”