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Singapore Airlines adopts analytics tool for fuel optimization

Doing so can derive fuel savings of up to 5% during climb-out on each flight.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has tapped air transport industry IT provider SITA to help in its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

With the help of SITA’s digital inflight prescriptive analytics tool for fuel optimization, OptiClimb®, the airline can derive fuel savings of up to 5% during climb-out on each flight and cut aircraft carbon emissions by up to 15,000 tons annually.

According to SIA, the solution combines aircraft tail-specific machine-learning models with 4D weather forecasts to recommend customised climb speeds at different altitudes. 

“It leverages historical flight data to predict fuel burn in different flight scenarios and recommends optimised climb profiles on a user-friendly interface for pilots,” SIA added.

“Singapore Airlines uses multiple levers to achieve our sustainability goals, including the latest technologies to optimize fuel efficiency in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. SITA OptiClimb® utilizes advanced analytics to support this outcome. We will continue to look for innovative solutions to reduce our carbon footprint and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Quay Chew Eng, senior vice president of Flight Operations at Singapore Airlines, said.

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