Register to view this On-Demand Webinar (recorded 3rd March 2022) to see how to take real-time Flight and Fuel Efficiency to the next level via a demo and overview of OptiFlight, from SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, which brings data science to the cockpit. As you will see, OptiFlight leverages historical flight data prior to each flight and combines tail specific performance models (built using Machine learning) with the flight plan and 4D weather forecasts to predict fuel burn and optimum efficiency, in thousands of scenarios, for each flight phase (climb, cruise, and descent), before sending the best recommendations for that specific flight to the pilots, either via the paper briefing package or via existing Pilots’ third party or in-house EFB Apps for use in-flight. During the Webinar, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT experts will take you on a demo of OptiFlight, for a typical flight, from a pilot’s perspective, showing recommendations for speeds both for climb-out and to enable on-time arrival at the best fuel/time ratio, possible shortcuts on-route, cruise level changes taking winds into account, and more. As you will see OptiFlight allows pilots and airlines to achieve significant fuel savings, optimize efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions for each flight.
During the Webinar, you will be taken on a tour of the different OptiFlight modules:
- OptiClimb: Delivers customized speed changes at different altitudes for each climb with fuel savings of 5-6% and large reductions in emissions.
- OptiDirect: For shortcut recommendations en
–route, based on historical tracks flown and with an indication of fuel and time savings. Pilots have the data needed to request shortcuts from ATC in-flight.
- OptiLevel: Foradvice to pilots on best initial flight level and cruise level changes en-route taking into account forecasted winds and temperatures along the route.
The Webinar is divided into 3 key segments:
- OptiFlight Demo 1: Climb-Out using OptiClimb
The climb phase consumes an important amount of fuel and can be further optimized. As you will see, thanks to machine learning performance models obtained from historical flight data for each tail, OptiClimb processes flight plan information together with accurate 4D weather forecasts to predict fuel burn in tens of thousands of scenarios for each climb-out. It then recommends the most efficient scenario to the pilots. As you will see, OptiClimb works for any type of aircraft, flight planning system or pilot briefing solution whether paper or electronic, with no equipment installation or connectivity required. Pilots receive customized speeds, changing at different altitudes for each flight, which they enter into the Flight Management System.
- OptiFlight Demo 2: Cruise and En-Route Short Cuts using OptiDirect and OptiLevel
Traditionally, pilots can request directs from ATC en-route to save time and fuel but often do not have the relevant tools or data in the cockpit to do so. As you will see OptiDirect recommends shortcuts based on historical tracks flown, with an indication of fuel and time savings. The solution also considers wind and temperature forecasts for the flight to recommend those shortcuts that will save the most on today’s flight. Likewise, flight levels in flight plans are constrained but it is possible to adapt the vertical profile to actual weather and ATC conditions. It is also possible to climb between waypoints. As you will see, OptiLevel advises pilots on the best initial flight level and cruise level changes taking into account forecasted winds and temperatures along the route.
- OptiFlight Flight Deck Integrations and Airline Case Studies showing example Fuel Savings
Finally, you will see how OptiFlight easily integrates with paper briefing packages, or with multiple third party or in-house EFB Apps and solutions such as the eWAS pilot weather app or navigation apps, and can even use emails sent to pilots. OptiFlight teams are constantly adapting to different solutions airlines are using in the flight deck to ensure OptiFlight recommendations are always sent to the pilots in the right place at the right time. Lastly, you will see some fuel savings examples from airlines who are using OptiFlight
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