KLM Looks to Cut An­nual Fuel Costs by 5 Per­cent with Honey­well's Go Di­rect Fuel Ef­fi­ciency Soft­ware

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ROLLE, Switzer­land. Honey­well has been se­lected by KLM to pro­vide Con­nected Air­craft fuel-man­age­ment ser­vices across its fleet of 115 com­mer­cial air­craft and four Marti­nair cargo air­craft to re­duce car­bon emis­sions and cut fuel costs by up to 5 per­cent. Us­ing data anal­y­sis, re­port­ing and mon­i­tor­ing tools, Honey­well’s GoDirect™ Fuel Ef­fi­ciency soft­ware pro­vides fuel-sav­ing rec­om­men­da­tions that air­lines can de­ploy im­me­di­ately.

“We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers while bal­anc­ing the busi­ness need to meet tight fi­nan­cial mar­gins,” said Cap­tain Hans Tet­tero, di­rec­tor Tac­ti­cal Anal­y­sis Flight Op­er­a­tions, KLM. “Fuel con­sump­tion ac­counts for be­tween 20 to 40 per cent of an air­line’s op­er­at­ing costs, and Honey­well’s tech­nol­ogy lets us an­a­lyse data at every phase of the flight to dis­cover op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­duced fuel con­sump­tion and over­all im­prove­ment in op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency.”

Honey­well’s GoDirect Fuel Ef­fi­ciency soft­ware fully com­plies with re­cent changes to the Paris Agree­ment on re­duc­ing green­house gases. Ca­pa­ble of analysing data from more than 100 re­ports, the soft­ware is eas­ily in­te­grated with ex­ist­ing air­line sys­tems through a user-friendly in­ter­face. By mon­i­tor­ing cur­rent fuel us­age and iden­ti­fy­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for sav­ings, it sig­nif­i­cantly re­duces over­all op­er­a­tional costs and the car­bon foot­print for air­line op­er­a­tors. Users of the soft­ware have re­ported an­nual fuel sav­ings of up to 5 per cent, which, across the 30 air­lines that have de­ployed fuel ef­fi­ciency tech­nol­ogy, would add up to nearly 200 mil­lion kilo­grams of fuel saved.

Honey­well and KLM have a long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship; KLM’s sub­sidiary, KLM Ci­ty­hop­per, signed up for GoDirect Fuel Ef­fi­ciency more than three years ago. It is one of the many air­lines, in­clud­ing Thomas Cook Air­lines Scan­di­navia, Jet Air­ways and Turk­ish Air­lines, ben­e­fit­ting from GoDirect Fuel Ef­fi­ciency.

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