Air Serbia aims to improve fuel efficiency

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Air Serbia and French company OpenAirlines will work together to reduce the carrier’s carbon footprint and improve fuel efficiency through the use of SkyBreathe technology, which was developed to simultaneously save fuel and reduce toxic emissions into the atmosphere. SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency technology is designed to help airlines leverage their fuel consumption by using “big data” algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically analyse the available data in flight data recorders, such as payload, weather conditions, flight path, and air traffic control restrictions. The information collected is then used for implementing the most appropriate best practices of fuel reduction. Fuel consumption, on average, accounts for 30% of a flight’s overall cost, and lower fuel burn ultimately contributes to cost savings. “As Europe is reopening its borders, we are welcoming Air Serbia into our portfolio of forward-looking airlines. Air Serbia launched its fuel efficiency program years before this crisis. But, despite unprecedented disruption that the Covid-19 catastrophe has caused on airline operations, it is significant that Air Serbia has chosen this moment to push its fuel efficiency program to the next level. We are proud that they have chosen SkyBreathe to reduce its carbon footprint, while increasing its competitiveness. Together, we can build a more sustainable future for aviation”, Alexandre Feray, the CEO and Founder of OpenAirlines, said.

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  1. Glad they’re thinking in the right direction, on top of enjoying massive discounts on jet-fuel in BEG.

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    1. Anonymous10:55

      What's your source for this strong statement?

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    2. Anonymous11:38

      Sure, because the Gazprom-owned NIS is there just to give Serbian state companies big discounts.

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    3. Anonymous12:14

      The locals thrive on their conspiracy theories. It's part of the mentality.

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    4. Probably they are one of the biggest customers in the region. Why should they pay same price like me when tanking for 1000 dinars?

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    5. That's nothing out of the ordinary practice for all other carriers operating today.
      LH buys fuel in advance with respective providers also with negotiated discounts. Same applies for all other air carriers.
      I really see no point in your statement. This is just a normal business practice.

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    6. the price for jet fuel was defined in the share purchase agreement between etihad and serbian government
      of course it is not market price

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  2. sounds good. as i know they've done all they can from the set of basic measures (single engine taxi, route optimizations, lower weight...)

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  3. Anonymous10:54

    Excellent news, hopefully it's more than just a PR exercise. It would also be great to see a move away from disposable plastics, which currently plague airlines. A lot of companies had promised to cut down but this was before the pandemic.

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  4. Anonymous11:16

    Best way to improve fuel efficiency is to retire those old 737-300s.

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    1. Anonymous11:55

      Don't count on it. 737-300 is back in service after 3 months. Flew to Milan this morning. Seems they will never get rid of them.

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    2. JATBEGMEL12:14

      If Im not mistaken, only 2 B733's are still painted in the Aviolet livery, one of them is parked on the grass in front of the Jat Tehnika hangar along side a couple B722's and scrapped B737's.

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    3. On the grass is YU ANJ he is stil painted in Aviolet livery as i saw on earlier photos, they still have ANV, ANW, ANL painted all white, so i think the 737 parked between 727's is one of them

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    4. JATBEGMEL14:54

      Thanks for the info Dusan.

      Last year YU-AND/I/K were operational, it will be interesting to see how many stay this season.

      YU-AND was said to be going for the museum. I guess that will be next to go.

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  5. New and more modern fleet would also increase fuel efficiency

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    1. Anonymous12:23

      There is no money for new and more modern fleet.

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  6. Anonymous12:38

    bojim se da se neko opet ugradio uz ovaj program stednje goriva.

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  7. Anonymous13:11

    If they want to improve fuel efficiency those ancient Boeing 737-300's need to go.

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    1. Certainly, newer airplanes with modern engines are significantly lower on MRO costs and spending less fuel. Just compare A320NEO and CEO for example. Not only fuel consumption is almost 20% lower, carbon emissions are lower etc etc.

      However CFM56B used by 733s in JU fleet atm spend around 1,4 tons of fuel per hour per engine if operating on higher FLs (e.g. FL330-FL370) which is around 0,2-0,3 tons higher compared to JU 319/320 fleet at the same FL (although 319/320 can operate up to FL390 where in ideal conditions they can burn as low as 1,01 tons per engine per hour).

      I guess JU has some sort of calculation where these airplanes suit their needs (no leasing costs etc) and that is why they are still operating them.

      Just my 50 cents.

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  8. Cancel Wizz21:54

    Preemptive move. When eco taxes are levied against Wizz, NGOs will ask what is Air Serbia doing about the environment? Here's your answer.

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