KLM Aims for Five Percent Fuel Saving With Honeywell Software

Honeywell Aerospace has been selected by KLM to provide Connected Aircraft fuel-management services across its fleet of 115 commercial aircraft and four Martinair cargo aircraft to reduce carbon emissions and cut fuel costs by up to five percent. Using data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools, Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software provides fuel-saving recommendations that airlines can deploy immediately.

Captain Hans Tettero, director Tactical Analysis Flight Operations, KLM said: “Fuel consumption accounts for between 20 to 40 percent of an airline’s operating costs, and Honeywell’s technology lets us analyze data at every phase of the flight to discover opportunities for reduced fuel consumption and overall improvement in operational efficiency.”

Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software complies with recent changes to the Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gases. Capable of analyzing data from more than 100 reports, the software can be integrated with existing airline systems. By monitoring current fuel usage and identifying opportunities for savings, it’s aim is to reduces overall operational costs and the carbon footprint for airline operators. Users of the software have reported annual fuel savings of up to five percent, which, across the 30 airlines that have deployed fuel efficiency technology, would add up to nearly 200 million kilograms of fuel saved.

“It is crucial for any airline to have transparency on the fuel consumption to be able to implement initiatives to achieve as low as possible fuel consumption. Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software provides sophisticated reports and dashboards that are clearly understandable,” said André de Chauvigny de Blot, manager Flight Technical Support, Martinair. “The option to show pilots dashboards will greatly enhance their fuel awareness and helps our pilots save fuel and ensure more on-time arrivals.”

KLM’s subsidiary, KLM Cityhopper, signed up for GoDirect Fuel Efficiency more than three years ago. Other airlines using this software include Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, Jet Airways and Turkish Airlines.