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Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency

Save Fuel and Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Improving sustainability is important to the airlines, their passengers and – most of all – to the planet. That’s why airlines of all sizes are doing everything they can to reduce both fuel burn and carbon emissions. In fact, a growing number of airlines have committed to becoming carbon neutral in the decades ahead.

Honeywell is on the same path and has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2035. Our commitment also extends to applying our unique capabilities to helping our airline customers achieve their sustainability objectives with Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency – the industry’s most advanced and capable enterprise performance management solution.

More aircraft rely on Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency to improve flight efficiency and reduce carbon emissions than any other solution. As an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution, Honeywell Forge lets you streamline your entire flight efficiency program. Often replacing multiple-point solutions, Honeywell Forge connects stakeholders across the entire organization to provide a unified source of truth for all operations-related data.  

Honeywell Forge advanced analytics lets you uncover the hidden potential beyond standard best practices. Even airlines with mature and sophisticated fuel-efficiency programs have unlocked significant additional savings by implementing Honeywell Forge.

“We have a strong track record of identifying and implementing initiatives to reduce our carbon emissions. This technology will allow our airlines to further optimize their fuel consumption by analyzing aircraft performance and sharing best practice across the group."

 Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, IAG

Pilot Connect App

Now, Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency users can fully engage flight crews in their operational efficiency improvement programs with the new Pilot Connect app.

Created by pilots, for pilots, this easy-to-navigate, customizable app can seamlessly integrate dynamic data insights and company-specific efficiency information. Pilots will have improved situational awareness before, during and after each flight with actionable efficiency and performance indicators.

Pilot Connect is available in app stores now for Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency customers.

Good for the Planet, Passengers and Profits

The aviation industry generates about 2% of the world’s carbon emissions. While that may not seem like a lot compared to the impact caused by other modes of transportation, including cars and trucks, it’s still a considerable amount. While the airline industry already has done a lot to reduce its impact on the planet, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. 

The flying public cares about the environment and studies show that passengers would prefer to fly on airlines with good environmental practices. Travelers consider a lot of factors when choosing a flight – like cost, schedule and Wi-Fi availability – but airlines with an ecofriendly reputation could find themselves with a competitive advantage in the years to come. 

Finally, sustainability is good business for airlines. Reducing fuel consumption is the best way to cut emissions, but in today’s competitive environment with constantly fluctuating oil prices, it’s also a sure way to reduce operating costs and bolster the bottom line. Improving fuel efficiency not only reduces your direct fuel costs, but also the additional cost of offsetting carbon emissions.

"Fuel consumption accounts for between 20% and 40% of an airline's operating costs, and Honeywell's technology lets us analyze data at every phase of the flight to discover opportunities for reduced fuel consumption and overall improvement in operational efficiency." 

Captain Hans Tettero, Director Tactical Analysis Flight Operations, KLM

Take Fuel Savings to the Next Level

Fuel saving initiatives are nothing new for airlines. Most carriers implemented the fuel efficiency best practices recommended by IATA – the International Air Transport Association. These include things like single-engine taxi, continuous descent approaches and reduced flaps at landing. 

Airlines can do much more to fully exploit flight-efficiency opportunities. But it’s impossible to take fuel reduction to the next level using manual processes. It requires data from many sources to make decisions impacting fuel efficiency, which is where the concept of big data enters the picture. 

Analyzing multiple disparate sources of data simultaneously to measure performance and derive insights is hugely complex and time-consuming. Are you leveraging all available and relevant data sources? Are all stakeholders and departments engaged? Are your flight operations optimized for efficiency with the latest upgrades and tools?

“With Honeywell’s Forge Flight Efficiency software, we’ll be able to make data-driven decisions that increase profits through more efficient flight routes and better visibility into operational controls that can result in increased fuel efficiency compared with what Japan Airlines is currently experiencing.”

Kosuke Kuroda, Manager, Fuel Group, General Procurement, Japan Airlines

One Size Does Not Fit All

Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency is scalable and grows with you. No matter where you are in your flight-efficiency and sustainability program, Honeywell can help you take the next major step – and the step after that – toward a smaller carbon footprint. We can help you optimize your current best practices, unearth new fuel-saving opportunities, or perform a deeper analysis of your data.   

When you choose Honeywell Forge, you join a community of some of the world’s most efficient airlines. Let our flight efficiency experts guide and support you towards improving your operations and taking your fuel efficiency to new heights. The planet will thank you.

“With Honeywell Forge Flight Efficiency, we’ll get a more accurate and timelier picture of where we are with our fuel-saving initiatives and ideas for new ways to improve flight efficiency. We are committed to running the most efficient operations possible by utilizing the latest technology.”

Conrado Burgarelli, Fuel Efficiency Engineer, GOL Airlines

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