Gathering and analysing data stored on the automated flight log can open up new ways for airlines to better manage and operate their fleets to save fuel and costs.
Many airlines are looking at how to choose the most fuel efficient aircraft and flight scheduling for a particular route.
Skywest has been working with Governments and local councils to reduce where feasible, the frequency of flights to regional communities being serviced by smaller turbo prop aircraft and replacing the capacity with less frequency and larger regional jet aircraft.1
- Skywest Energy Efficiency Opportunities 2008 Public Report
QantasLink also reports that, on some regional routes, it uses Q400 aircraft that are 35% more fuel efficient than similar-sized aircraft.2