Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways, Tawazun Council, and GE Aerospace have partnered to integrate the GE Aerospace software solutions Fuel Insight, Safety Insight, and FlightPulse. The move comes with the aim of reducing carbon emissions, increasing safety, and enhancing airspace efficiency.
The partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Muammar Abdulla Abushehab, Chief of Defense and Security Industry Affairs Sector at Tawazun Council; Mr. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer at Etihad Airways; Mr. Ron Hutter, Executive Product Sales and Industrial Cooperation at GE Aerospace; and Mr. Andrew Coleman, General Manager of the GE Aerospace software business.
Tawazun Council will play an integral role in ensuring that the three new software solutions meet the UAE Government’s requirements, allowing users to address digital technology and support sustainability initiatives, especially in the aviation sector. The project will further extend GE Aerospace’s development and leadership training programs to UAE nationals at Etihad Airways.
Mr. Al Bulooki remarked that “Etihad looks forward to embarking on this exciting project with our partners at Tawazun Council and GE Aerospace to enhance the aviation ecosystem. Not only does this give Etihad the opportunity to continue to improve its fuel efficiency and performance information management programs, but it also ensures all flight crew, including home-grown Emirati pilots, are trained on the most up-to-date flight data technology.”
Mr. Coleman commented that “we are proud to be partnering with Tawazun Council and Etihad Airways to support not only ongoing digital transformation efforts in the region’s aviation industry but also Abu Dhabi’s Environment Vision 2030.”
“The software team at GE Aerospace has worked closely with Tawazun to provide these solutions for Etihad. We are pleased to see this project result in the implementation of technology that will have a positive impact on the goals of reducing overall fuel burn and carbon emissions,” Mr. Hutter shared.