Toulouse, France, 24 April 2023
easyJet implements NAVBLUE Optimize suite application IDLE Factor Optimizer (IFO) on its daily operations. This digital application, developed by NAVBLUE, focuses on optimizing the FMS descent prediction, providing up to 20kg of fuel savings –and associated emissions reductions- on every descent of each aircraft when connected to the Airbus Skywise platform.
Combining Airbus’ DPO Descent Profile Optimizer and IDLE Factor Optimizer, Easyjet will reach lasting operational benefits to fly an optimum descent profile.
”We are glad to take our descent efficiency to the next stage thanks to NAVBLUE and Skywise. This solution supports our commitment to continue to reduce our carbon emissions from flying.” David Buckley, Aircraft Performance & Flight Efficiencies Manager stated.
Play with the NAVBLUE IDLE Factor Optimizer – Value Calculator to discover your potential fuel and emission saving.
About easyJet: easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats. Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.
About NAVBLUE: NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations & Air Traffic Management Solutions and services for airlines, airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), on the ground and onboard. NAVBLUE combines aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity, for a safe and sustainable aviation. NAVBLUE delivers a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 500 customers worldwide, in a range of areas, including digital cockpit operations, Operations Control Centre (OCC) systems, Flight Ops Engineering, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Air Traffic Management (ATM). NAVBLUE employs 465 employees spread across the world, with offices in Canada, France, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK and US and representatives in several other countries across the globe.
Discover NAVBLUE’s solutions here: https://www.navblue.aero