New Zealand ATC authority reports lowest-ever level of in-flight delays

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 7, 2014 20:10

New Zealand ATC authority reports lowest-ever level of in-flight delays

Airways New Zealand has reported its lowest ever number of inflight delays during the quarter of May, June and July 2014, down 52% on the same period from the previous two years.

The 52% decrease in inflight delay minutes was recorded for domestic and international flights into and out of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown – comparing the average 2,764 minutes of delay for May, June and July 2014 to the average monthly minutes from the same quarter in 2012 and 2013.

Airways New Zealand attributes the improvement to the integration of Barco’s OSYRIS Arrival Manager (AMAN) tool into Airways’ Collaborative Flow Manager (CFM) system in April 2013, for arrivals into Auckland Airport, says Pauline Lamb, Chief Operating Officer at Airways.

Airways COO Pauline Lamb said: “These excellent inflight delay reductions are evidence that this system is delivering real savings to our airlines, both financial and environmental, without impacting on safety or service delivery.”

Lamb also said: “We estimate that the Arrivals Manager system, aside from significantly reducing inflight delay, has reduced more than 1,770 tonnes of CO₂ emissions for our customer airlines and saved them at least $735,000 in fuel since July 2013. CFM/AMAN, together with other technology and service improvements we’ve made, has saved our airlines more than 11 million kilograms of fuel in 2013-14 – this equates to about $15 million of fuel savings,”

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 7, 2014 20:10