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New Qantas app helps pilots reduce carbon emissions

08 Sep 2017

FlightPulse is newly developed app that provides pilots with data to help them fly more efficiently and help reduce carbon emissions.

Developed by Qantas pilots in collaboration with GE Aviation, FlightPulse uses recorded aircraft data and smart analytics to enable pilots to access their individual operational efficiency metrics and trends.

Qantas head of fleet operations, Captain Mike Galvin says FlightPulse provides pilots with valuable information that was previously only available in aggregate or used by analysts.

“FlightPulse was designed by pilots for pilots. As a result, the information accessible on this platform helps them understand the operational efficiency of their flight.”

“It provides pilots with flight data in a very visual way, allowing them to see first hand the amount of fuel used at different stages of a flight and how they can help to reduce carbon emissions,” Galvin adds.

Geoff Culbert, president & CEO, GE Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea, says “We are delighted to build on our long-standing partnership with Qantas and work together to transform flight efficiency with this world-first app.”

“Qantas is a great example of Australian innovation at its best, constantly at the forefront of finding better ways to enhance their operations. Through close collaboration, we were able to develop a solution for the industry that connects pilots with individualised operational efficiency data for the first time.”

The release of the new app extends a long-standing partnership between the two companies and follows the launch of GE Aviation’s Digital Collaboration Center in Austin, Texas late last year. Qantas was the launch customer for the centre.

Through the partnership, data scientists, software developers and architects from GE and Qantas work together to distill some of the trillions of data points produced by the aviation sector annually into solutions that can achieve greater fleet intelligence and operational insights.

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