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More Fuel Savings Mean More Destinations for Air Asia

750 kg

Carbon emission savings

1 %

Fuel savings

Introduction

Company

AirAsia

Industry

Aviation

AirAsia is the largest, low-cost carrier in Malaysia. They focus on safety, quality and providing first-class training to their employees and pilots. Carrying over 44 million passengers per year, AirAsia’s mission is to cost-effectively and ethically serve over 3 billion people with poor connectivity and limited access to air travel.

 

 

Challenge

AirAsia was looking for ways to address better visibility into their flight operations related to fuel burn in order to find opportunities to reduce operational costs and they wanted to innovate to improve pilot training, in-flight decision making and positively influence pilot behavior.

 

By achieving significant savings, we are able to save on fuel costs and this could be translated to lower fares for our guests, keeping true to our commitment that Now Everyone Can Fly.

Capt. Rajesh Gill - Head of Global Dev. & Efficiency, AirAsia

The GE Solution

GE identified statistical fuel usage, provided dashboard analytics to monitor behaviors and provided a reference point of comparison

GE built multiple procedures needed for precision guided approach improvements necessary for Required Navigation Performance.

 

Outcome

  • On 1.4 B kgs of fuel used annually, GE enabled 1% fuel savings based on operational improvements by pilots

 

  • 250 kg of fuel and 750 kg of carbon emissions were saved per hour-long flight by modifying taxi-in and taxi-out procedures, idle reverse thrust and climb profile optimization and shortened ground track distance of flights

 

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