PD To Use SkyBreathe Software To Increase Fuel Efficiency
Porter Airlines has announced a partnership with OpenAirlines to use SkyBreathe, a software package designed to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions.
The software analyzes data on aircraft usage, including weather conditions, payload, flight path, ATC constraints and progress monitoring. Based on the collected data, the software computes hundreds of fuel-focussed parameters and provides easy-to-understand key performance indicators.
Using this data, PD will monitor the performance of its fuel saving plan, comparing actual savings against set targets and to implement the most appropriate best practices to reduce fuel burn and save money.
"A successful fuel efficiency program requires considerable changes in an airline,” says Alexandre Feray, CEO OpenAirlines.
"Fuel constitutes over 30% of an airline's operating cost. While fuel prices tend to rise, airlines must adjust their budgets accordingly and SkyBreathe will deliver a positive ROI in a short timeframe. Our existing customers have already documented fuel savings of more than 2% annually.”
"It is always important for us to focus on reducing fuel costs and, at the same time, lower our environmental footprint,” says Piyush Gandhi, Porter’s Vice President, Flight Operations.
"We can use SkyBreathe data to provide our pilots with constructive feedback about the most efficent operating techniques. It is important to be proactive in this respect and we are taking a leadership position as North America’s first passenger airline to use this technology.”