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At GE, we're committed to Environmental, Social, and Governance excellence to protect our people and communities. This commitment extends beyond what we do within our business to uphold ESG excellence, it also extends to our customers. We feel 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.
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Solutions from GE Digital Aviation Software help aircraft operators increase sustainability and meet regulatory requirements across their operation - from fuel usage, to airspace efficiency, predictive maintenance, and flight crew performance.
Safety Insights' FOQA (flight operation quality assurance) solutions help aircraft operators maintain the highest levels of safety while maximizing efficiency and minimizing their carbon footprint. Using our flight data platform, operators can access both safety and fuel analytics to identify and quantify specific opportunities to reduce fuel consumption.
FlightPulse was designed by pilots, for pilots to empower them with the data they need to make smarter decisions around safety and fuel consumption. FlightPulse provides pilots with secure access to personal analytics and flight data for their own individual flight history along with aggregated data from across their operation – so they can self-discover areas to optimize operations and maximize emission reduction.
Airspace Insight helps improve flightpath navigation and identify inefficiencies in an airspace to potentially reduce the overall time between destinations, resulting in less carbon emissions. It is estimated that a typical flight emits 900 to 1,000 kg of excess carbon per flight due to inefficient airspace design and air traffic control practices*. Airspace Insights is the first tool of its kind enabling a collaborative approach between all necessary stakeholders (Air traffic control (ATC), airlines, airports, airspace designers, and communities) to not only identify inefficiencies in an airspace, but also to recognize unnecessary flight paths over environmentally sensitive areas – helping reduce the impact of noise and pollution.
Maintenance Insight provides airlines with analytics that help monitor component health to optimize performance and decrease inefficiencies that lead to excess fuel burn and carbon emissions. Operators can avoid maintenance disruptions to keep their existing fleet running efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint.
AirAsia utilizes Airspace Insight to help change pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) behaviors across their network and increase utilization of more efficient PBN flight paths. By integrating flight, surveillance, terrain, and navigation data on a single pane of glass, and utilizing standard KPIs to evaluate operational waste in a given airspace, they facilitate ANSP discussions to identify actionable solutions through GE’s professional services. With this approach they:
Qantas is the largest Australian domestic and international carrier with a reputation for excellence in safety, reliability, maintenance and customer service and a history of innovation. With 300+ aircraft, 7,300 flights per week and 55 MM passengers per year, Qantas boasts a unique mixture of ultra long-haul, short-haul, regional, and cargo flights servicing both low-cost and premium markets.
Qantas collaborated with GE to address these challenges:
After deploying FlightPulse to their pilots, Qantas saw:
In first year from FlightPulse post flight application