INTELLIGENT VERTICAL: AVIATION
ADVANCED SOFTWARE TO
CUT FUEL COSTS
uwait Airways is reducing fuel use
through its utilisation of Honeywell
Forge Flight Efficiency software. The
technology is also being deployed at Nippon
Cargo Airlines and may reduce fuel costs
by up to 3%, saving each airline potentially
millions of dollars per year.
“Airlines today are trying to meet very tight
margins while also improving operational
efficiency, and Honeywell Forge Flight
Efficiency helps on both fronts,” said John
Peterson, Vice President and General
Manager, Software and Services at
Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Aerospace.
“We give operators information they can use
to develop, implement, sustain and measure
Fuel use can account for 20% to 40% of an
airline’s operating costs, so even single-digit
percentage improvements can potentially
save airlines tens of millions of dollars each
year. Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency allows
airlines to take advantage of new ways
to save fuel by impacting the three major
influencers of fuel consumption: aircraft
weight, engine utilisation and fuel planning.
The software collects, cleans and analyses
streams of disparate data from a wide
variety of sources, and offers actionable
insights and alerts that can help improve an
airline’s efficiency across its fleet.
Kuwait Airways has implemented the
software across its fleet of 25 Boeing and
Nippon Cargo Airlines and Kuwait Airways
join an expanding list of more than 32
global customers already using Honeywell
Forge Flight Efficiency, including Lufthansa,
Etihad, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines
Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency is one
component of Honeywell Forge for Airlines,
which includes solutions for flight operations,
flight efficiency and connected maintenance
in a single user interface. By providing alerts
and identifying savings opportunities, the
solution can help airlines maximise their
profits while improving workflows between
pilots, ground maintenance and operations
to increase productivity.
Kuwait Airways is an international airline
that connects the Kuwaiti economy with
the rest of the world providing an important
link with the GCC countries, the Indian
sub-continent, Asia, Europe and the USA.
The airline is expanding its fleet with the
latest generation Airbus A320-NEO aircraft.
From 2020 onwards, new generation Airbus
A330–800 will join the fleet and the next
step will be the planned delivery of long-
haul Airbus A350.
Kuwait Airways aims to re-establish its
network to reach more than 46 countries
around the globe. n