Calculate indicative and estimated ZFW values within APM’s SmartOps *
Within the immensely competitive aviation industry, airline CEO’s and Operations managers are under huge amounts of pressure to cut costs wherever possible to ensure profitability.
As fuel and labour are the largest costs to airlines, management must find ways to reduce and monitor these through a multitude of strategies and avenues. Improving efficiency in processes and detailed analysis of these factors can assist airlines in these reductions.
What can APM do for your airline?
APM’s software provides airlines with a wide range of intelligent functions to assist with their operations, saving them time and money. APM’s ability to integrate and communicate with 3rd party service providers allows airlines to streamline processes to save valuable time and APM offer flexibility to our customers by ensuring we can integrate wherever possible.
APM’s integration with passenger service systems (PSS) and flight planning systems:
1. APM’s SmartOps can ingest information such as PAX numbers from PSS systems
2. We communicate with flight planning systems:
— Send flight information and pax numbers received from the PSS system
— Ingest flight plans from third party flight planning systems, which automatically inputs the ETE and updates the APM graphical display including the flight sector with fuel information including: taxi, take off, landing, total trip fuel
3. Users of APM’s operations software can see estimated ZFW values*, which have been obtained through internal data and information such as payload, PAX, cargo figures and required fuel received from third party services
How can this benefit your airline?
• Your airline can compare estimated and actual fuel consumption to:
— detect flights where too much fuel has been burnt and focus fuel efficiency optimisation projects on those flights.
— easily see if there are any large discrepancies between estimated figures in APM and flight planning
• Automatically view the updated ETE’s in the graphical display with resulting operational impact
• Save time when generating the ZFW sheet
• Obtain more reliable data in terms of PAX figures
• Compare estimated ZFW from SmartOp’s with those provided from your flight planning system
(This diagram shows the estimated values that are calculated in APM)
For more information about our ZFW functionality or any of the
APM modules, please contact us.
*The APM ZFW (Zero Fuel Weight) is for guidance only and should not be used for aircraft Performance Planning.