Boeing has announced that Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR), along with two other airlines, has selected the Boeing Jeppsen FlightDeck Advisor digital solution to help optimize efficiency and reduce full consumption on its Boeing 787 aircraft.
During recent tests, Virgin Atlantic found that the system reduced in-cruise fuel consumption by 1.7%, which over the three-month trial was equivalent to 1,900kgs less CO2 being emitted.
The FliteDeck Advisor analyzes aircraft-specific performance which also includes changes over time with aircraft age and maintenance action.
This allows the flight crew to make real-time adjustments to their airspeed to optimize fuel use and minimize the carbon footprint of each flight.
Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer at Virgin Atlantic. said: “We have been driving fuel and carbon efficiencies in our program for over a decade, with new essential improvements being made every year. FliteDeck Advisor is a much welcome new opportunity for our Boeing pilots to monitor and improve fuel efficiency, with great results already demonstrated in our recent three-month trial.
“Arming our pilots with this technology powered by operating the youngest, cleanest fleet across the Atlantic, while progressively utilising Sustainable Aviation Fuel, forms part of our overall commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050,”
Corendon Dutch Airlines and Albawings are the other two airlines adopting the system.