Malaysia Airlines, GE Digital in push to enhance fuel efficiency


Malaysia Airlines's A350 aircraft. Malaysia Airlines will be adopting GE Digital’s Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software as part of the airline’s on-going initiative to meet its sustainable goals.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines and GE Digital have teamed up to transform and modernise the airline’s fuel efficiency programme.

Malaysia Airlines will be adopting GE Digital’s Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software as part of the airline’s on-going initiative to meet its sustainable goals, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Fuel Insight is a cost and emissions monitoring solution that works by understanding data from the aircraft to uncover valuable intelligence that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce waste, while FlightPulse puts data directly into the hands of pilots, allowing them to visualise their savings over time.

Malaysia Airlines group operations officer Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said the airline looks forward to such collaboration that contributes to its efforts to accelerate its sustainability goals.

"Digitalisation is a core component of our Long-Term Business Plan and we have seen how these efforts bring immediate value, especially in the area of fuel efficiency.

"Through these solutions, we seek to play a greater part in building a legacy for future generations and enhancing our own airline’s sustainability efforts,” he said.

Andrew Coleman, general manager of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business, said additionally, GE Digital provides the tools for Malaysia Airlines to build its own big data analytics and leverage modern tools for data analysis, including AI/Machine Learning.

"These solutions will help Malaysia Airlines to leverage software to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines has implemented various initiatives, including efficiency measures, investments in sustainability solutions, and waste reduction across its operations to address sustainability goals.

The fuel efficiency programme has been running for more than a decade, contributing to a 15 per cent fuel burn improvement recorded over the past eight years. - Bernama

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