Azul has entered into a trial agreement with SITA (a Platinum Sponsor of FTE APEX Asia Expo, 8-9 November 2023, Singapore) to assess the performance and potential benefits of the SITA eWAS and SITA OptiClimb systems. Azul is already actively using SITA Mission Watch. By collaborating with SITA, Azul is already achieving significant cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, and improved operational efficiency, resulting in reduced aircraft downtime due to weather disruptions across its fleet of 177 aircraft.
“SITA has been our DataLink service provider since 2009, and during this period, they have proven to be a reliable and trustworthy partner,” said Daniel Tkacz, Operational VP, Azul. “They have invested time and effort into our business and actively contributed to our sustainability initiatives. As we continue to pursue greater operational efficiencies, we believe there is no better partnership to keep us at the forefront of technological advancements.”
Both SITA Mission Watch and SITA eWAS offer multi-source weather feeds, delivering accurate 4D weather forecasts and real-time updates from various sources to pre-emptively warn about weather hazards, such as thunderstorms, lightning, clear-air turbulence, strong winds, icing, and even volcanic ash.
SITA OptiFlight optimises all phases of a flight, including climb, which is the most fuel-intensive phase of any flight. For Azul, this translates to an average annual fuel saving of 5% during climb-out on each flight.
“By kitting themselves out with SITA OptiFlight, SITA eWAS and SITA Mission Watch, Azul is undoubtedly enhancing its fleet to be even more efficient and setting a new standard for the industry in Latin America and beyond,” said Yann Cabaret, CEO, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT.
Hear more from SITA at FTE APEX Asia Expo, taking place in Singapore on 8-9 November 2023. Sumesh Patel, President, Asia Pacific, SITA, is speaking in the Premium Conference in the “Opening Keynote Panel – Leadership perspectives on the biggest opportunities and challenges for the aviation industry across Asia and beyond”.