Air Transat Implements Fuel Efficiency Software from Aviaso

April 20, 2015

Zurich, Switzerland - 20 April 2015 - Air Transat signed an agreement with Aviaso for the implementation of the Aviaso/Fuel Efficiency software. Already in 2003, Air Transat started a fuel management program having stringent measures for management of fuel consumption, adjustments to operations, and investments in technology. Now, Air Transat ranks as the most climate-efficient airline in North America, based on the comprehensive evaluation carried out by NGO Atmosfair.

“We already have one of the best fuel-management programs in the industry,” says Jean-François Lemay, General Manager, Air Transat. “Implementing this system developed by Aviaso gives us the means to improve our practices and further refine our program, with the goal of reducing fuel burn by another 1%.”

Keith Lawless, Senior Director, Business Sustainability and Improvement, Air Transat, says: “We were looking for an easy-to-implement and cost effective solution that would smoothly integrate with our existing IT systems. Another important criteria to select Aviaso was that the software was already in productive use at several airlines and has demonstrated positive measurable results for those airlines.”

The implementation of the software is underway and will be completed within the next two months. “The project planning is very well thought out, and so far, we are very happy how the implementation is progressing,” adds Keith Lawless.

The fuel efficiency software from Aviaso includes more than 100 ready-made analysis reports. These reports allow an airline to thoroughly understand their fuel consumption and to identify potential fuel savings. Furthermore, the Aviaso solution not only identifies the fuel savings, but also helps in really achieving these savings by rigorously monitoring the various fuel savings initiatives for each and every flight. In addition, the software also provides comprehensive reporting to ensure full compliance with the EU Emissions Trading System legislation.

“We are excited to have our first North American client with Air Transat,” says Rudolf Christen, CEO of Aviaso. “Air Transat is one of the world-wide leaders in fuel conservation as recognized by several independent organizations. It is a huge compliment that Air Transat has decided to work with us.”

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2014.

About Aviaso

Aviaso (www.aviaso.com) is making flying more cost-efficient and more ecological. We are pioneers in data warehousing and analytics for the purposes of improving fuel efficiency and operational efficiency. Our mission is to provide the most complete and technologically advanced fuel efficiency software. Additionally, Aviaso also provides software for emissions reporting as well as comprehensive consulting and training for fuel efficiency and emissions management.

Aviaso is an international software company with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown successfully to 40 people. The Aviaso customers include Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Transat, Belair Airlines, Cargolux Airlines, CityJet, Condor, Lufthansa, Europe Airpost, Germanwings, KLM Cityhopper, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Wideroe, and others.