Etihad Airways opts for Honeywell Aviaso fuel efficiency software to help reduce fuel use and emissions
Thu 14 Apr 2016 – Etihad Airways has selected Honeywell Aviaso to provide fuel efficiency software to help the airline uncover opportunities for fuel savings and measure the effectiveness of fuel efficiency initiatives already in place. Implementation of the software system has already begun and Etihad’s partner airlines will also deploy the system during 2016. The software includes more than 100 ready-made analysis reports that allow an airline to understand fuel consumption and to identify potential savings. Honeywell Aviaso claims existing software users have made annual fuel savings and corresponding emissions reductions of more than 2%. Etihad is the first major new customer for the Swiss-based airline IT company since it was acquired by Honeywell Aerospace last September.
“Fuel management services are a critical part of the modern global aviation industry, and we are delighted to work closely with Etihad Airways to help deliver fuel efficiency savings,” said Jason Wissink, Sales Director, Honeywell Aviaso. “The flexibility of the software to integrate with systems already in place at Etihad Airways will enable a fast deployment and the ability to support future fleet growth.”
Added Etihad Airways COO Richard Hill: “We are committed to adopting best practices across the airline’s business, including the latest technology to further develop our fuel-efficient operations. We are delighted to work with Honeywell Aviaso to enhance our already robust flight operational management systems, which are vital for greater performance efficiencies across our fleet.”
The software also provides comprehensive reporting to ensure full compliance with the EU Emissions Trading System legislation, says Honeywell Aviaso.
The company has over 20 airline clients, including Aer Lingus, Air Transat, Cargolux, Lufthansa, Finnair, Jet Airways and Thomas Cook.