Gulf Air adopts Honeywell’s GoDirect flight efficiency software

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 30, 2018 14:35

Gulf Air adopts Honeywell’s GoDirect flight efficiency software

Gulf Air has selected Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to reduce fuel costs across its entire Airbus and Boeing fleet and to help minimize the carbon footprint of the airline. The innovative Connected Aircraft service analyzes a multitude of flight-related factors to optimize fuel efficiency, aiming to help the airline reduce its fuel consumption and lower associated operational costs, which can run to hundreds of millions of dollars.

“Fuel costs constitute a large proportion of expenses for any airline. It is essential that Gulf Air has a clear overview of the fuel used by our fleet to lower consumption and improve our operational efficiency,” said Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, deputy chief executive officer, Gulf Air. “Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency software allows Gulf Air to quickly improve our fuel consumption by analyzing the performance of our aircraft at different stages.”

GoDirect Flight Efficiency uses a set of unique algorithms and data analytics to inform fuel-saving decisions both on the flight deck and at the operations base. It allows flight operation crews to find and resolve fuel inefficiencies while informing pilots about shortcuts, optimal climb speeds, cruise altitudes, and other opportunities to reduce fuel usage. Existing users of the service have reported fuel savings of up to 5 percent.

“Our airline operations division was directed to focus on reducing fuel costs to enhance our environmentally friendly practices,” said Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismaeel, chief operating officer, Gulf Air. “The intuitive user interface of Honeywell’s software provides us with sophisticated reports and dashboards that are clearly understandable and designed to help us meet our targets on lowering emissions through improved fuel efficiency.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 30, 2018 14:35