Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines extend TotalCare® partnership to reduce fuel consumption
June 17, 2015: Rolls-Royce will use world-class big data analytics to help Singapore Airlines reduce fuel consumption across its entire fleet through a TotalCare® Efficiency Service Solution.
Under a five-year contract covering 137 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines and its subsidiaries SilkAir, Singapore Airlines Cargo and low-cost carrier Scoot, Rolls-Royce will analyse flight data against predictions to maximise fuel efficiency.
Rolls-Royce will deliver this service by using its fuel management tool, VisiumFUEL, which analyses data from on-board system monitoring, flight planning, operations control and engineering systems. This service complements the existing Rolls-Royce TotalCare long-term service agreements with Singapore Airlines.
Rolls-Royce has a long history of working closely with its customers on fuel data consumption and management, using its deep understanding of airline requirements and operations. Fuel is a significant factor in airline operations, typically accounting for 40 per cent of an airline’s operational cost.
Andrew Hutson-Smith, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customers, Controls and Data Services, said: “Singapore Airlines has a keen focus on fuel management and we are delighted they have recognised the benefits of our TotalCare Efficiency Service Solution. This is an exciting and innovative development that builds on our long-established TotalCare partnership with Singapore Airlines.”
Singapore Airlines and its subsidiaries currently have Airbus A330, A350 and A380 aircraft as well as 777 and 787s in service or on order, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent engines.