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The objective of the dissertation is to determine how the Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer achieves its purpose of saving fuel for the airlines that use this software.
Also, during implementation, what course of action is followed regarding the training of flight crews in using this software and does it bring about the expected fuel savings?
The paper demonstrates how the software uses live weather data in order to achieve optimisation of vertical flight paths resulting in reduced fuel burn, by selecting both the most economical cruising altitude and speed schedule according to current atmospheric conditions, thus outperforming the original operational flight plan which may be outdated even prior to departure, due to changing flight conditions.
Qualitative research was performed in the form of several interviews with aviation specialists to give insight into the factors affecting fuel burn at altitude and the data collection process, implementation process and the goals at Icelandair.
The interviews all took place at Icelandair’s Headquarters from November through December 2017.
The goal of the thesis is to determine whether the Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer software meets the expected claims for fuel savings and how the training of flight crews in using the software is a factor in achieving these results.
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