Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is helping reduce fuel use on 71 aircraft for two national carriers through its Connected Aircraft GoDirectâ¢ Fuel Efficiency software, the company said.
The technology now being deployed at Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia is part of Honeywell´s GoDirect suite of more than 50 connected aircraft services. Honeywell´s offering uses data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools to identify fuel-saving opportunities that make flying more cost-efficient and better for the environment.
Honeywell´s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software collects, monitors and analyzes data for operators to help them optimize fuel efficiency across the fleet. With this technology, pilots are provided the most fuel-efficient flight paths that will reduce the amount of fuel used on every flight.
Airlines can easily integrate the software into their current technologies to immediately benefit from customized reports based on individual needs, reducing fuel costs by up to 5 percent. Fuel use can account for 20 to 40 percent of an airline´s operating costs, so even single-digit percentage improvements can save airlines tens of millions of dollars in fuel spending each year.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide.