Cargolux to further increase fuel savings with software from Aviaso

    15 Jan 2015


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Zurich, Switzerland – 15 January 2015 – Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline Cargolux has signed a contract with aviation software provider Aviaso for the deployment of a comprehensive fuel efficiency solution. With fuel bills reaching 50% of all costs, Cargolux puts a lot of effort in reducing its fuel consumption. The Luxembourg based carrier has invested in a modern freighter fleet of long-range wide-body 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft in order to significantly reduce fuel burn, noise, and emissions. In addition, Cargolux has implemented various fuel saving procedures, and introduced an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution to reduce weight, increase overall efficiency, and specifically improve fuel efficiency. With the implementation of the Aviaso/Fuel Efficiency software, Cargolux is aiming to introduce continuous monitoring and verification of its fuel conservation program and further refine its fuel saving processes.

“Traditionally, Cargolux puts a lot of value on fuel saving”, says Marcel Funk, Senior Vice President Flight Operations and Accountable Manager at Cargolux. “In the past decade, we have implemented and refined various fuel saving procedures and we have taken our fuel conservation program to a very good level. However, currently we are lacking the verification and monitoring capability to provide transparency on the results of the fuel saving processes and procedures. We expect the Aviaso software to provide us with the transparency needed. Furthermore, the tool will allow us to identify and quantify further savings potential.”

The fuel efficiency software from Aviaso includes more than 100 ready-made analysis reports. These reports allow an airline to thoroughly understand its fuel consumption and to identify potential fuel savings. Furthermore, the Aviaso solution not only identifies the fuel savings, but also helps to really achieve these savings by rigorously monitoring the various fuel savings initiatives for each and every flight.

“We are excited to work with Cargolux and have another all-cargo airline customer using our software”, says Rudolf Christen, CEO of Aviaso. “Cargolux has a very good understanding of the fuel efficiency topic, and they are at a high level regarding their fuel conservation processes. However, experience clearly shows that old patterns tend to return and savings disappear, if a fuel conservation program is not continuously monitored and verified. We are confident that our software will provide the needed transparency and will support Cargolux in further fuel savings.”

About Cargolux

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 11 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, 60 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and also offers an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs over 1,500 staff worldwide.

About Aviaso

Aviaso ( is making flying more cost-efficient and more ecological. We are pioneers in data warehousing and analytics for the purposes of improving fuel efficiency and operational efficiency. Our mission is to provide the most complete and technologically advanced fuel efficiency software. Additionally, Aviaso also provides software for emissions reporting as well as comprehensive consulting and training for fuel efficiency and emissions management.

Aviaso is an international software company with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown successfully to more than 30 people. The Aviaso customers include Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Transat, Belair Airlines, Cargolux Airlines, CityJet, Condor, Lufthansa, Europe Airpost, Germanwings, KLM Cityhopper, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Wideroe, and others.


Aviaso Inc.

Roumen Jordanov

+41 55 422 0000

Cargolux Corporate Communications

Martine Scheuren, Head of Corporate Communications

+352 4211 3204