ANA Chooses GE Digital’s Fuel Insight to Drive Sustainability Initiatives

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has implemented GE Digital’s Fuel Insight, a software solution that works by understanding real data from the aircraft to meet 2050 net zero emissions goals. GE Digital says their Aviation Software solutions help aircraft operators increase sustainability across their operation – from fuel usage, to airspace efficiency, predictive maintenance, and flight crew performance.

Fuel Insight is a digital suite that leverages proprietary analytics algorithms to monitor fuel efficiency and deliver data-driven insights for identifying and implementing sustainable fuel efficiency initiatives.

ANA is Japan’s largest airline with a complex fleet structure representing a number of aircraft types. After extensive testing, the company chose Fuel Insights to manage its fuel efficiency and sustainability initiatives. The project, powered by GE Digital’s analytics, flexible visualization capabilities and subject matter expertise in flight data analytics and operations, will focus on three fuel savings initiatives: engine out/taxi in, idle reverse thrust and normal climb as a first step.

“Our mission is not only to save fuel, but also to incorporate ESG/SDGs perspectives, use the Fuel Insight for more accurate observations, and take data-driven policymaking and prioritized actions,” said Takashi Kondo, vice president of ANA Flight Operations Standards. “We will support and encourage timely decision-making and pursue execution and results. Fuel Insight provides the most sophisticated technology, and we appreciated the relationship we have with GE Digital.”

ANA and GE have a long-standing relationship, collaborating on data analytics in flight and technical operations. This collaboration has enabled fully virtual implementation of solutions supported by a regional service team in the region.

“Two major challenges in airline operation today concern fuel costs and carbon emissions,” said Frank Siegers, general manager APAC & China of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business. “GE feels a responsibility to make our world better for future generations, and that includes ensuring that our customers are empowered to reduce the impact of their technology and environmental footprint within their operations as well.”