BAMS – Focused on Your Airline’s Bottom Line
Airlines spend heavily in training but often neglect to include fuel management training.
So if fuel is the largest portion of any airline’s budget, why is this training so often overlooked?
There are some airlines that have started integrating fuel management into their regular training program. What they have found is that the return on their investment into fuel and operational efficiency training is very short and directly contributes to enhance safety, standardization and customer satisfaction.
Fuel and operational efficiency procedures should be fully integrated into the operating manuals to ensure anchoring and compliance. These procedures should be taught right from the start: during initial simulators, line introduction flights and reviewed during recurrent proficiency checks. This is the only way to insure standardization.
Aircrafts consume large quantities of fuel and as a consequence, have a significant impact on the environment. While aviation produces between 2% and 3% of the overall quantity of CO2, it is forecast to increase to approximately 15% by 2050.
The reasons for any airline to incorporate fuel and operational efficiencies are many. At the end of the day, efficiencies = savings, both to the bottom line and to the environment.