(07 Mar 2022, 12:08 +07)
 
Etihad Airways has chosen to optimize the
operational efficiency and reduce fuel consumption of its Boeing
787 Dreamliner fleet with the Jeppesen FliteDeck Advisor digital
solution.

During a trial on several of its 787 Dreamliners,
Etihad found that the FliteDeck Advisor delivered
cruise fuel savings of 1.4%, saving an average of 350 kilograms of
fuel and 1,100 kilograms of CO2 per flight.

With 39 Boeing Dreamliner airplanes currently in
operation, Etihad is the largest operator of the 787 in the Middle
East.

“We have been very pleased with the fuel and cost
savings we have achieved with FliteDeck Advisor,” said Sulaiman
Yaqoobi, vice president of Flight Operations, Etihad Airways. “FliteDeck
Advisor was tested as part of the Etihad Greenliner program, and
it is great to now see it deployed across the 787 fleet, helping
Etihad achieve efficiency gains and reduce CO2 emissions.”

Etihad Airways Boeing 787 ‘Greenliner’

Since 2019, Boeing and Etihad have collaborated on
sustainability efforts centered on the airline’s 787 Dreamliner
fleet, including on Etihad’s participation in Boeing’s
ecoDemonstrator program, where the FliteDeck Advisor solution was
initially trialed.

In 2021, the two companies renewed and expanded
their sustainability alliance to focus on enhancing the efficiency
of navigation and flight operations, airframe technologies and
sustainable practices to reduce emissions.

Jeppesen FliteDeck Advisor analyzes
airplane-specific performance metrics for all Boeing aircraft,
including changes over time with aircraft age and maintenance
action. The tool enables flight crews to make small, real-time
adjustments to their course, altitude, and speed to optimize fuel
use and minimize the carbon footprint of each flight.

“Etihad has been a tremendous partner in advancing
sustainable aviation technologies, and we are excited to continue
providing them with solutions that help them decarbonize their
fleet while meeting their commercial goals,” said Duane Wehking,
vice president of Digital Aviation Solutions at Boeing Global
Services.

Boeing provides several other digital solutions
and services to Etihad’s 787 fleet including Jeppesen FliteDeck
Pro, Jeppesen Crew Rostering and Boeing Wind Updates, which
provide crew scheduling, charting, navigation and flight
efficiency capabilities.


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