Boeing acquires fuel efficiency and carbon reporting software and consultancy company ETS Aviation
(photo: ETS Aviation)
Tue 27 May 2014 – Fuel efficiency and carbon reporting management and analytics software company ETS Aviation is to be acquired by Boeing. Based in Bristol, UK, the company’s employees will join Boeing’s Jeppesen UK subsidiary and its fuel efficiency tools will become part of the integrated suite of aviation services marketed as the Boeing Edge. Founded in 2009, ETS Aviation’s fuel efficiency solutions support more than 600 commercial aircraft across nearly 900,000 flights annually. As well as its Aviation FuelSaver software and consultancy programme, the company offers Aviation Footprinter for managing EU ETS requirements. Terms of the agreement with Boeing have not been disclosed but the transaction is expected to be completed by the end of June.
ETS Aviation’s fuel efficiency tools include digital solutions aimed at increasing efficiency and profitability for aircraft operators by optimising flight operations, maintenance, and crew planning and scheduling.
“Boeing is focused on creating a competitive advantage for our customers,” said Stan Deal, Sr Vice President of Boeing’s Commercial Aviation Services. “With fuel costs accounting for as much as 40% of airline operating costs, reducing fuel consumption enables airlines to be more successful while reducing emissions.
“Adding these fuel-efficiency tools enhances the edge we provide customers, helping airlines realise greater operating and environmental efficiencies.”
ETS Aviation provides airlines and corporate flight departments with tools to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. Clients include easyJet, Air Seychelles, Air Astana, Malmo Aviation, Tiger Airways and others.
“We founded ETS Aviation with a simple goal: to develop affordable software and consultancy solutions that make the day-to-day operations of airlines and aircraft operators more efficient,” said the company’s founder and CEO, David Carlisle. “Today, we are the market leader, helping customers around the world improve their fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
“As part of Boeing, we look forward to an exciting future, delivering the highest standards of customer service whilst our solutions continue to innovate and grow at an even more rapid pace.”