Norwegian is one of the world’s largest low-cost airlines. In 2018, Norwegian carried 37 million passengers. The airline operates a fleet of more than 170 aircraft, with an average age of 3.8 years, making it one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the world.
Starting a fuel efficiency program is a challenging project: from setting up your fuel team to choosing a fuel efficiency tool to better monitor and improve your fuel results; there are many stakeholders to involve and challenges to overcome.
The implementation of a Fuel Efficiency Management...
Pilots are among the main actors to improve fuel efficiency since they are the one in commands when executing the flight.
Flight trajectories data is a gold mine for optimizing airline operations.
Indeed, many savings opportunities are possible for airlines around trajectories, such as:
- Discussing with Air Traffic Control (ATC) the access to optimal cruise altitudes
- Identifying the shortest arrival approach
Starting a fuel efficiency program is a huge project: from setting up your fuel team to choosing the right fuel efficiency tool to better monitor and measure your fuel results.
Why is engaging pilots crucial?
Fuel continues to be the number one cost for any airline, representing more than 30% of the total costs in most cases.
The good news is that fuel cost does not just depend on fuel price but also fuel efficiency. And when it comes to fuel efficiency, pilots are key...
Put pilots at the center of your fuel efficiency program
In a previous blog article "How earning pilot trust can improve your airline efficiency", we explained that engaging pilots and earning their trust could be very rewarding:
We would dare to say that putting a fuel efficiency program in place without putting pilots at the center and working hard to earn their trust is doomed with failure.
Of course, a fuel efficiency program should be holistic and look at areas of improvement, not just in Flight Operations but in...