Infotech Lead India: Jet Airways has tied up with IBM India to accurately calculate, track and report aircraft emissions.
Jet Airways can now use advanced analytics to map the carrier’s carbon emissions, optimizing its fuel usage by detailed analysis of each flight.
The strategic 10-year contract signed by both companies has helped Jet Airways to streamline and consolidate its IT operations.
IBM provides a host of services to Jet Airways, including data center operations, end user services, central helpdesk, network management services, server storage operation, and security services. IBM is also responsible for application management services for the carrier including ERP, flight operation, revenue management, roster and crew management, cargo management, customer relationship information system, aircraft maintenance and operations system, baggage reconciliation system and sales force automation.
“With its deep technology expertise, IBM has not only brought flexibility and scalability to the carrier’s operations but also helped Jet Airways gain competitive advantage and strengthen its leadership position. Not only does this ensure that Jet Airways has one of the most eco-friendly operations in the industry, it allows them to have better control and visibility into one of the largest cost a carrier has,” said Ramesh Narasimhan, director – Client Servicing, Strategic Outsourcing, Global Technology Services, IBM, India/South Asia.
IBMs Integrated Emission Management System gives Jet Airways a process to analyze and calculate individual aircraft emissions. The complex process involves comparison of flight records and fuel usage data contained in multiple systems ranging from internal aircraft systems to regional navigation data and flight records. The solution ensures that all flight emissions are properly calculated, and reporting is accurate & timely.
“In FY 2011/12, domestic air traffic grew at 12.9 percent, creating a huge demand for fuel which accounts for a major expense for any airline. Creating an energy efficient airline is a top priority and we are committed to the environment and a greener world. With IBM’s solution, Jet Airways will be able to evaluate carbon foot print not only at the fleet level but also at the aircraft level. It will help us optimize the fuel usage and thereby create a positive impact on the environment,” said Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways.
Recently, Pivotal Consultancy Services, a provider of assessment and collaborative learning solutions, has selected IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to save 40 percent of infrastructure and middleware cost over a year.
Pivotal utilizes IBM SmartCloud to offer cost effective and innovative services to students and organizations via the cloud. IBM cloud solution was selected to set up an infrastructure that is available for faster go-to-market without significant initial investments.