Business Traveller (Middle East)

Etihad Airways adopts Boeing digital solution to up B787 efficiency


BOEING HAS BEEN selected to provide Etihad Airways with the Jeppesen FliteDeck Advisor digital solution for the carrier’s 787 Dreamliner fleet to optimise operationa­l efficiency and reduce fuel consumptio­n.

Etihad has already found benefits from the use of FliteDeck Advisor. During a trial on several of its 787 Dreamliner­s, the airline found that the digital solution delivered cruise fuel savings of 1.4 per cent, saving an average of 350 kilograms of fuel and 1,100 kilograms of CO2 per flight.

Since 2019, Boeing and Etihad have collaborat­ed on sustainabi­lity efforts focused on the airline’s B787 Dreamliner fleet, including on Etihad’s participat­ion in Boeing’s ecoDemonst­rator programme, where the FliteDeck Advisor solution was initially trialled. 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.

With 39 Boeing Dreamliner airplanes currently in operation, Etihad is the largest operator in the Middle East of the 787, a family of airplanes designed with superior efficiency which allows airlines to profitably open new routes to fly people directly where they’d like to go in exceptiona­l comfort.

Boeing’s strategy to decarbonis­e aerospace is focused on four key areas spanning fleet renewal, operationa­l efficiency, renewable energy and advanced technology.

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