Etihad Airways has signed a contract with Boeing to introduce the Boeing Wind Updates solution into its airline’s operations.
The tool will increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption across the carrier’s global operations, Boeing officials said. By integrating the Wind Updates offering from Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, Etihad Airways can leverage real-time information to improve in-flight airplane performance based on atmospheric conditions.
Boeing Wind Updates will optimize flight operations fleet-wide for Etihad Airways.
More current and accurate weather data is expected to reduce fuel consumption for Etihad Airways by an average of 200-400 pounds of fuel per flight.
“Being aware of real-time wind data and their related conditions will enhance situational awareness in the flight deck, enabling us to fly the most efficient routes possible,” Richard Hill, chief operations officer at Etihad Airways, said.