Amadeus has developed technologies to help airlines and other industry players reduce emissions, therefore reducing also the cost of new environmental regulations.
Through optimum weight allocation and optimisation tools, Amadeus Altéa Departure Control System (DCS) Flight Management module saves significant amounts of fuel, and therefore greenhouse gas emissions, as compared with less sophisticated technologies currently on the market.
In 2011, Amadeus and Finnair carried out and presented a study which analysed 40,000 Finnair flights. Approximately two thirds of the sample included flights where Altéa DCS FM was already implemented, and one third of the sample referred to flights where Finnair was using the previous system to calculate the EZFW (Estimated Zero Fuel Weight of an aircraft).
The study demonstrates Altéa FM is more accurate than the previous system estimating the ZFW of the aircraft. This permits a more accurate calculation of the fuel needed, and therefore fuel savings.
The savings estimations, based on the most prudent assumptions, were in the range of 300 t of CO2 emissions savings per year for Finnair; which is an airline with approximately seven million passengers per year. At the time of writing this report, Amadeus has implemented the Altéa Departure Control System, Flight Management module in airlines that carry 138 Million passengers, and 380 million additional passengers fly with airlines that will implement the same technological solution within the next months. The total estimated emissions savings will be coincidentally very similar to the total Amadeus emissions reported in a previous table including the three scopes.
Amadeus aims at continually bringing benefits to our customers and the industry through the continuous innovation of our technology, and this is our strongest tool for contributing to the sustainability of the travel industry.