TUI Airlines has fully implemented a software package across all five of its airlines as part of the group’s agenda to reduce emissions. The wider deployment of technology, known as Opticlimb by Sita, follows the success of its partial deployment, with savings claimed to be up to 200 kg of fuel and 600 kg of CO2 per aircraft per day.
Aircraft climb is the most fuel-intensive phase of a flight, but the technology package uses machine learning to build tail-specific performance models. Fed with 4D weather forecasts and operational flight plan inputs, these models predict fuel burn scenarios. The solution then provides pilots with customized climb speeds and acceleration levels specific to each tail and flight to optimize fuel without compromising flight times.
“TUI has committed to 2030 emission reduction targets for its own airlines, cruises, and hotels – emissions from TUI Airlines are to be reduced by 24 percent. One of the ways we aim to cut these emissions is through operational measures that improve flight planning and optimize fuel management leveraging innovative technologies,” said Marco Ciomperlik, Chief Airline Officer, TUI Group.