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Press Release: Honeywell Connected Aircraft software reduces fuel use


Honeywell  is helping reduce fuel use on 71 aircraft for two national carriers through its Connected Aircraft GoDirect™ Fuel Efficiency software.

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.

“One of the biggest pressures facing airlines today is improving operational efficiency while meeting very tight margins,” said David Shilliday, vice president, Airlines – Europe Middle East, Africa and India, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell’s longstanding experience in providing aircraft with a wide array of products and services helps us fully understand the challenges airlines face in reducing fuel use across all phases of flight planning. Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software is a simple technology upgrade that collects and reveals any fuel-efficiency gaps so the flight crew can take specific routes to cut fuel costs.”

New customers include

  • Brussels Airlines deployed GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software on its fleet of 50 aircraft
  • Air Serbia deployed GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software on its fleet of 21 aircraft

These airlines join an expanding list of more than 30 global customers already using Honeywell’s advanced software, including Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines and others.

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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. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

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