Pratt & Whitney Launches EcoFlight™ Solutions to Help Airlines Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions
Today, Pratt & Whitney launched its new comprehensive fuel conservation program, EcoFlight Solutions, to help airlines save fuel and reduce emissions. EcoFlight Solutions, offered through Pratt & Whitney's Global Service Partners network, is a comprehensive fuel conservation service that analyzes airline operations, identifies potential fuel savings, drives implementation and tracks results. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"Fuel is the number one expense for the airline industry and can account for up to 50 percent of an airline's operating costs. Airlines struggle to safely use as little fuel as possible, especially in these tough economic times. Pratt & Whitney is excited to help airlines reduce fuel and operating costs with EcoFlight Solutions," said Joanne Hastings, director, Pratt & Whitney Line Maintenance Services. "This innovative fuel conservation program is an elegant solution for airlines committed to reducing their environmental impact while realizing significant savings."
The program can typically save an airline 3 to 8 percent in fuel costs annually, even for airlines with fuel conservation programs already in place. Pratt & Whitney offers EcoFlight Solutions in collaboration with Flight Sciences International, a leading provider of fuel conservation programs. EcoFlight Solutions will leverage Pratt & Whitney and Flight Sciences International's proven services, including aircraft fuel consumption optimization, EcoPower® engine wash, advanced engine monitoring and line maintenance support - all of which can help airlines reduce fuel consumption and improve environmental performance.
Flight Sciences International is one of the leading providers of comprehensive fuel conservation programs for commercial airlines. Since 1992, Flight Sciences has helped airlines worldwide to reduce their fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.