Lufthansa Cargo milestone: fuel efficiency info in the pilot briefing system

April 28, 2016

Lufthansa Cargo fuel efficiency team met with its Honeywell Aviaso customer care and support teams to discuss the successful completion and next steps for an important milestone in the airline’s fuel efficiency program: the introduction of fuel efficiency info in the pilot briefing system.

All Lufthansa Cargo pilots will benefit from actionable fuel efficiency recommendations that are customized and specific to the aircraft type and the route being flown. The breakdown by flight phase: climb, cruise, and descent data provides guidance for fuel, time, and distance.

In addition to the pilot briefing, Lufthansa Cargo also had a hands-on workshop with the latest version of the application which now includes full navigational information: airports, waypoints, nav aids, airspaces, etc. The detailed navigational data allows airlines to setup detailed reporting and even alerts for events like waypoint crossing or time spent in airspace.

About Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. In the 2014 business year, the airline transported around 1.7 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.6 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The company currently employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to- airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa Cargo fuel efficiency team

About Honeywell Aviaso

In September 2015, Honeywell acquired Aviaso creating Honeywell Aviaso, an international aviation software company that offers fuel-efficiency and emissions-savings solutions to the airline industry. Fuel consumption can make up as much as 20 to 40 percent of an airline’s operating costs, and even single-digit percent efficiency improvements can save airlines tens of millions of dollars in fuel spending. Honeywell Aviaso’s expertise in data warehousing and analytics provides the most complete and technologically advanced fuel efficiency software solution in the industry today. In addition to fuel-efficiency solutions, Honeywell Aviaso also provides software for emissions reporting as well as consulting and training for fuel efficiency and emissions management. Honeywell Aviaso customers include Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air Transat, Belair Airlines, Cargolux Airlines, CityJet, Condor, DFS (German ATC), Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Europe Airpost, Finnair, Germanwings, Jet Airways, KLM Cityhopper, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Wideroe, and others.