Etihad Airways chooses Rolls-Royce to help cut emissions and save fuel
Etihad Airways has chosen Rolls-Royce subsidiary Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS) to implement a new fuel management solution to maximise fuel use, cut carbon emissions and reduce overall fuel costs.
The deal is part of the UAE flag carrier’s continuing efforts to drive environmental and operational efficiencies both on the ground and in the air.
OSyS, one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel optimisation systems and services, will provide the software which will analyse the airline’s existing fuel arrangements, allowing Etihad Airways to better prioritise areas where the most effective fuel and emissions savings can be achieved.
Etihad Airways chief operations officer, Captain Richard Hill, said: “Across our global network, the new real-time analysis will help us achieve a better understanding about fuel saving opportunities. It will allow us to more efficiently compare our planned fuel versus actual fuel used on every flight with the overall goals being to reduce fuel consumption, cut carbon emissions and trim our aviation fuel bills.
“We believe measuring and analysing fuel consumption during all phases of the flight will ultimately pay off in adapting our operational techniques so that we continuously improve the way we operate our flights in relation to flight and fuel planning, flight and ground operation procedures and air traffic system integration.”
Mark Goodhind, vice president of operations optimization at OSyS, said: “Our selection by one of the world’s leading airlines is an important milestone for OSyS, both in the region and in the market in general. We are delighted to be supporting Etihad Airways in delivering operational efficiency improvements.
“The OSyS fuel management solution continues to evolve to meet the needs of airline operators, offering a better vision of fuel cost controls within the context of their individual operations. Along with the OSyS emissions monitoring and reporting service, the company’s expertise serves airlines’ goals of achieving a more sustainable business.”