GE Digital, on Thursday, announced that All Nippon Airways (ANA) has implemented a software solution named Fuel Insight, that works by understanding real data from the aircraft to meet 2050 net-zero emissions goals.
The two organizations have a long-standing relationship, collaborating on data analytics in flight and technical operations. This association has enabled the fully virtual implementation of solutions supported by a regional service team in the region.
“Our mission is not only to save fuel, but also to incorporate ESG / SDGs perspectives, use the Fuel Insight for more accurate observations, and take data-driven policymaking and prioritized actions,”Takashi Kondo, Vice President of ANA Flight Operations Standards
Takashi adds, “We will support and encourage timely decision-making and pursue execution and results. Fuel Insight provides the most sophisticated technology, and we appreciated the relationship we have with GE Digital.”
The software firm’s aviation software solutions enable aircraft operators to improve operational sustainability across the board, from fuel usage to airspace efficiency, predictive maintenance, and flight crew performance.
The project will focus on three fuel-saving initiatives: engine out / taxi in, idle reverse thrust, and normal climb as a first step, and will be powered by GE Digital’s comprehensive analytics, flexible visualization capabilities, and subject matter expertise in-flight data analytics and operations.
“Two major challenges in airline operation today concern fuel costs and carbon emissions. GE feels a responsibility to make our world better for future generations, and that includes ensuring that our customers are empowered to reduce the impact of their technology and environmental footprint within their operations as well.”Frank Siegers, General Manager APAC & China of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business
ANA is Japan’s largest airline, with a complex fleet that includes a variety of aircraft. Fuel Insights were chosen to manage the company’s fuel efficiency and environmental efforts after extensive testing.