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IBM Analytics helps Jet Airways save $6 million per year

IBM analytics is enabling Jet Airways, to accurately calculate, track and report aircraft emissions, allowing the airline to use advanced analytics to map the carrier’s carbon emissions, optimising its fuel usage by detailed analysis of each flight.

This is part of a strategic 10-year business transformation agreement, the airline signed with IBM, in 2010. IBM’s Integrated Emission Management System is used to analyse and calculate individual aircraft emissions, and comparison of flight records and fuel usage data contained in multiple systems ranging from internal aircraft systems to regional navigation data and flight records.

Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways said

“In FY 2011/12, domestic air traffic grew at a rate of 12.9%, creating a huge demand for fuel which accounts for a major expense for any airline. Creating an energy efficient airline is a top priority and we are committed to the environment and a greener world. With IBM’s solution, Jet Airways will be able to evaluate carbon footprint not only at the fleet level but also at the aircraft level. It will help us optimize the fuel usage and thereby create a positive impact on the environment,”

IBM provides the carrier, application management services including ERP, flight operation, revenue management, roster and crew management, cargo management, customer relationship information system, aircraft maintenance and operations system, baggage reconciliation system and sales force automation.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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