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.