Norwegian is using data analytics to optimise flight paths and reduce emissions.
Following a successful test project, Norwegian will expand its cooperation with AVTECH Sweden AB to further reduce fuel consumption. A report by the Swedish Energy Agency, which partly financed the project, shows that fuel consumption was reduced by 22 kilos per flight. This equals an annual CO2 reduction of 16,000 tons – or a reduction of 5,000 tons of fuel per year.
The new technology, Aventus Air weather service, provides Norwegian’s pilots with highly accurate wind and temperature information in accordance with their flight plan.
Data is transferred to the aircraft’s systems, which makes it possible to optimise the flight path for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
Emissions down 30% since 2008
Tomas Hesthammer, Norwegian’s Director of Flight Operations, said: “We work actively to reduce emissions. We have one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly fleets in the world, which has enabled us to reduce emissions by more than 30 per cent since 2008. Our ambition is to continue to reduce emissions per passenger with fuel-efficient aircraft and with innovative technology.
“The AVTECH project demonstrates that fuel consumption can be further reduced by using advanced weather data. We are looking forward to establishing a permanent partnership that benefits both the environment and Norwegian’s costs,” says