(11 Feb 2021)
AeroLogic has become the first European cargo airline
to implement the SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution,
minimizing the associated cost of weather-related flight
Weather phenomena are a significant cause of flight
delays which cost airlines billions of dollars annually,
according to research from data group Cirium. Adverse weather,
such as icing conditions, can also cause up to US$500k in damage
to a modern aircraft engine.
eWAS Pilot, used by 50,000 pilots worldwide,
provides 4D weather forecasts and real-time updates from
various sources to warn about weather hazards such as
thunderstorms, lightning, clear air turbulence, strong winds,
icing, and even volcanic ash.
Armed with a complete and most-up-to-date picture
of weather events, AeroLogic pilots can make informed, proactive
decisions to re-route flights to avoid significant weather where
needed. Furthermore, they can develop more economical,
intelligent, and flexible flight route plans, ensuring strong
on-time performance while reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions.
In addition, AeroLogic makes use of Safety Line’s OptiDirect
software, which is integrated with eWAS Pilot. This optional
feature proposes shortcuts and shows possible fuel and time
savings based on historical flight data.
As part of the airline’s digital transformation,
AeroLogic has also signed up to SITA AIRCOM Cockpit Services, a
suite of integrated IT solutions designed to centralize and manage
air-to-ground communications for greater efficiency and
Joe Moser, managing director of AeroLogic, said,
“Safe, efficient and sustainable operations are a key part of AeroLogic’s long-term strategy, and COVID19 has accelerated our
digital transformation plans to deliver cost and time savings. We
selected SITA to help us achieve this because of their industry
knowledge and proven solutions. eWAS Pilot helps our crews stay a
step ahead, avoiding the avoidable and delivering more efficient
flight paths and better fuel usage.”
AeroLogic, a joint venture between DHL and
Lufthansa Cargo, operates around 12,000 international flights a
The eWAS technology was rolled out in just four weeks to the
airline’s 17-strong ultramodern and low-emission B777F fleet.
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