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Fuel Efficiency Program

Reduction of fuel consumption has been a great concern for the aviation industry driven by cost and environmental related factors. Airline operational costs counting for jet fuel have more than doubled during the last decade making the global aviation fuel bill exceed USD 210 billion a year. Growing environmental commitments on the other hand also aim at curbing the carbon footprint of air travel that demands further improvement in fuel efficiency.

IATA is determined to be part of the solution by adopting ambitious targets to mitigate CO2 emissions from air transport. In order to achieve the set targets, a strong commitment is required from all stakeholders working together through the four pillars of the aviation industry strategy:

  • Improved technology, including the deployment of sustainable low-carbon fuels
  • More efficient aircraft operations
  • Infrastructure improvements, including modernized air traffic management systems
  • Market-based measures, to fill the remaining emissions gap

The operational and environmental challenges require airlines to find new best practices in the way how they do business so that we make aviation become an economically sustainable and greener industry. IATA works with key stakeholders including fuel suppliers, related service providers, aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, standardization bodies, airport authorities and governments on a number of initiatives geared towards fuel and operational efficiency improvement. The new IATA Fuel Efficiency Program which embeds the second and third pillars brings that expertise together and is designed to provide tailor-made solutions for airlines through a structured approach. 

IATA Fuel Efficiency Program is based on six areas of activity:

  1. Fuel Efficiency Program Development and Implementation
  2. Financial Control
  3. Fuel Efficiency Best Practices
  4. Fuel Efficiency Workshops and Webinars
  5. IATA Fuel Management Software (IFMS)

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