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Connected Planning on the Ground Delivering Fuel Burn Reductions of 2%. Kevin Pryor Founder & Joint Managing Director. Presentation Theme Introduction to Liberator.aero Airlines - Challenges & Operating Environment View from the Cockpit – Standard Initiatives

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Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Connected Planning on the GroundDelivering Fuel Burn Reductions of 2%

Kevin Pryor

Founder & Joint Managing Director


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Presentation Theme

  • Introduction to Liberator.aero

  • Airlines - Challenges & Operating Environment

  • View from the Cockpit – Standard Initiatives

  • Smart Use of Simple Technology

  • Adopt ‘Measure to Manage’ principle

  • Attitude is everything – Savings or Cost Reductions

  • Fuel is now ‘Centre of Gravity’ for airlines


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Liberator.aero

  • Formed in 2003 and is owned and managed by airline professionals with in excess of 100 man years experience

  • Based in Dublin with IT expertise in Hyderabad

  • Member of the IATA Strategic Partnership Programme

    • Exhibitor at the recent IATA Ops Forum in MAD

    • Exhibitor at AACO Fuel Conference in CAI


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Airlines with whom we have worked


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The Challenges for Airlines

  • Economic Downturn and Fluctuating exchange rates.

  • Mergers and company consolidation for survival

  • Managing costs in an ultra competitive market

  • Order delays for new aircraft

  • Extending further use of costly older aircraft

  • Shortage of pilots to match fleet expansion

  • Fuel Spikes – heading for $200 per barrel ?


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Operating Environment

  • Sky high fuel costs – airlines have to re-examine ops processes.

  • Airlines are withdrawing own staff from outstations

  • More airlines moving to centralised load planning

  • Operational efficiency delivers competitive advantage

  • Practical technology can help airlines work smarter and communicate better within their community


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The View from the Cockpit


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Standard Fuel Burn Reduction Initiatives

  • Air Traffic Management

  • Continuous Descent

  • Single Engine Taxi

  • Weight Reduction.


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The View from the Ground up


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Aircraft Weight and Balance

A source of 2% savings

The two are so closely entwined that you seldom hear one without the other

- the Yin and the Yang of aircraft performance


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Loading Efficiency – ‘Measure to Manage’

  • Airlines can do more to reduce fuel burn and costs by paying more attention to aircraft loading for all departing flights.

  • Achieve an optimised initial CG on the ground - Before the aircraft takes off.

  • Measure and highlight performance in weight and balance management from a fuel burn perspective.

  • Target the measurement of ‘below wing’ performance

  • Apply a US$ value to the cost penalties that are identified.


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The Focus

  • Create awareness of how loading increases costs

  • Express cost penalties in US$ for each departing flight

  • Highlight ground handlers role in Fuel Savings Programme.

  • Include loading efficiency as part of Service Level Agreements

  • Consistently deliver optimised loading

  • Start at home base and roll out to all airports


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Fuel Management Programme Steps

  • Evaluate and confirm Ideal Trim policy for each aircraft type

  • Communicate loading policies to the loading community

  • Monitor loading performance across the network

  • Identify and fix any performance gaps

  • Sustain effective loading performance for all flight departures

  • Adopt a continuous monitoring programme to save fuel and emissions


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

  • Carrying extra weight on board will result in additional fuel burn equivalent to about 4% per hour of the extra weight carried.

  • (Source: Airbus)

  • On a 7 hour flight for every extra 5,000 kg of fuel, it burns 1,300 kg of that fuel just to carry it.

    • (Source: IATA Fuel Book)


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Our own extensive research over the last two years has shown us that 66% of flights dispatched with a forward trim resulted in higher fuel burn per block hour.


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

‘Measure to Manage’ - The Psychology of Change

  • Respect for Pilots on issue of Discretionary Fuel

  • Attitude of accountable business owner is key

  • Requires opening up – ‘stand up and be counted’

  • Deliver Savings – seen as a threat

  • Deliver Cost Reduction – seen as an opportunity


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Flight Planning

&

Operations

Pilots &

Fleet Captains

All Bases

Finance &

Budgetary

Load Planning

&

Dispatch

LFI System

Performance

Monitoring

Tool

Ground Handlers

&

Outstations Network

Sales & Marketing

Executive

Management &

Departmental Heads

Air Traffic

Management

Cargo


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

  • Share Progress - keep everyone in the loop.

  • United approach through managing a common threat.

  • Smart use of simple technology will help the team deliver.


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The Benefits

  • Target fuel cost savings of 2% annually

  • Save 3kg of CO2 for each1kg of fuel

  • Improved ground handling

  • Increased fuel costs awareness

  • Competitive advantage through enhanced operational efficiency


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

The Liberator.aero Recommendation

“Keep it simple but focussed. Starting from the ground up, use technology to build a team approach to reducing fuel burn and emissions”


Connected planning on the ground delivering fuel burn reductions of 2

Thank you for listening folksAny questions are welcomed.You are kindly invited to visit my colleagues Gerard Berry and Mary Grady at the Liberator.aero Exhibition Table over the coming days.


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