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Malaysia Airlines to Implement GE Digital's Fuel Insight and FlightPulse Software

Malaysia Airlines is to implement GE Digitals Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software as it looks for ways to transform and modernize its fuel management.

The Fuel Insight software uses GE Digitals Event Measurement System (EMS) aviation data and analytics platform to merge flight data with flight plans, load sheets and fuel uplift data, identify the most attainable fuel savings opportunities, and track the incremental savings across the operation. The actionable intelligence, available on multiple levels, allows analysts to drill down macro trends to understand issues on a per-flight level.

FlightPulse puts data directly into the hands of pilots, allowing them to visualize their savings over time. Pilots who understand their own performance can adjust their flight plans to maximize safety and fuel efficiency. Secure benchmarking and data sharing lets crew members see their contribution to projects and dramatically shortens the feedback loop.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Group Operations Officer of Malaysia Airlines, said, Advocating sustainability in all of our operations has always been the primary goal for Malaysia Airlines. We look forward to such collaboration that contributes to the airlines efforts to accelerate our sustainability goals. Digitalization 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 airlines sustainability efforts.

Malaysia Airlines evaluated the software with an extensive team of pilots, dispatchers, and analysts who endorsed the software solution, which is hosted on GE Digitals EMS Platform. EMS is built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform providing compute, data, and security services.

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.

Such analytics can be leveraged by pilots to make informed fuel decisions and departure briefings before flight and secure access to data from the pilots personal flight history, allowing them to analyze their aircraft operation with their peers and discover areas to optimize operations and efficiency for future flights.

GE is committed to environmental excellence and that includes ensuring that our customers are empowered to reduce the impact of their technology and environmental footprint within their operations, said Andrew Coleman, General Manager of GE Digitals Aviation Software business. These solutions will help Malaysia Airlines to leverage software to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

The solution will be implemented by the GE Digital Aviation Software teams in Austin, Texas and Shanghai, China.

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