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Making Industry Efficiency Goals a Reality

Aviation operations can keep an operator within budget. Efficiencies build pilot and passenger satisfaction, on-time performance and dependability.

Achieving Efficiency

Reducing costs, reducing time and increasing optimal use of resources requires you to consider nearly every part of the aircraft, every member of the organization and every process.

 

The aviation sector signed a declaration in 2008 to reduce emissions. This includes a commitment to increase fuel efficiency by 17% by 2020.

 

Achieving today’s goals requires the focus of all stakeholders, including those involved in platform development, user services, technology and data analytics.

Equipment can be designed to eliminate waste and make best use of resources, while technology and data can help optimize decision making and navigation.

Improving Efficiency

With solutions on nearly every aircraft in the world and at more than 500 airports, we understand aviation.

We work closely with aircraft operators who want to get the most from their assets. We tackle every angle of aircraft operations, including:

  • Components and design elements
  • Analytics, planning and prediction systems
  • Resource and time management

We help organizations reduce costs and become more profitable.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Whose job is it to ensure operational efficiency?

Historically, operational efficiency programs have seen their greatest adoption in maintenance and manufacturing departments. Today, it matters just as much to the head of customer relations and the chief of maintenance. From ground handling to flight operations to equipment and procurement, operational efficiency is vital. Simply put, operational efficiency is at the core of business and mission success.

What are some of the benefits of efficiency?

The main benefit of efficiency is the ability to reduce costs. However, efficiency is also an opportunity to enhance the reliability of service, keep passengers and pilots happy, and improve flight safety. In civilian operations, efficiency leads to happier, more loyal passengers and pilots who can make safer, faster decisions. For the military, efficiency helps preserve precious funding for improving readiness and success.

What are some tested efficiency principles?

Lean manufacturing principles, such as those in Lean Six Sigma, have overhauled the manufacturing industry; Agile workflows have changed the way software is developed. Every efficiency framework has its own system and language, but most focus on the same areas:

  • Effective use of resources
  • Elimination of waste and bottlenecks
  • Control of variations and mistakes
  • Focus on quality
  • Flexibility
How can I be more efficient in my use of fuel?

Planning and management tools can help operators get the most from their fuel resources. Flight Efficiency brings together all flight variables in one place, including flight plans, weather, navigation charts, aircraft performance and more, to help you maximize your fuel efficiency.

How can I become more efficient when I have to deal with uncontrollable forces such as weather?

Weather is by far the most challenging variable for the aviation industry. However, with greater use of data and better situational tools, operators can minimize the effect of weather on their operations. Honeywell’s IntuVue 3D Weather Radar has demonstrated a 26% improvement in weather hazard detection over conventional radar systems, allowing pilots to choose more efficient flight paths. Our Weather Information Service is an electronic flight-bag app providing up-to-date weather data that can also help flight crew make those strategic, in-flight decisions

What solutions hold the most promise for improving efficiency?

We believe that the future of operational efficiency, like the future of flight, lies with the Connected Aircraft. The benefits are particularly clear when it comes to maintenance. Operators can minimize time on the ground and cut troubleshooting costs. Connected diagnostics can reduce operational disruptions by as much as 35% and help operators avoid delays and gain better fuel efficiency.