Malaysia Airlines plans to reduce fuel costs on 40 of its aircraft, including its Airbus A380s, by using real-time wind and weather information through travel solutions provider SITA’s FMS Wind Uplink service.
This service updates key Flight Management System (FMS) calculations in realtime, enabling the airline to adjust flight plans according to the latest wind and weather conditions. This results in cost effective use of fuel by the aircraft. The Wind Uplink saved up to 600 kilograms of fuel on a single flight sector during trials.
SITA’s AIRCOM Datalink Services will provide the data transfer link for the Wind Uplink service for Malaysia Airlines.