LiberatorAero Wins Contract with Bangkok Airways to reduce Fuel Costs and Emissions

Dublin based has signed a 3-year deal with Asia's Bangkok Airways for the provision of Liberator's Fuel Index (LFI) Savings Programme.

Liberator, a client of Enterprise Ireland, was set up in 2003 by Kevin Pryor and Tony McDermott, two former managers at Aer Lingus.  The company offers airlines innovative web-based tools and services to improve cost reduction, operational efficiency and enhanced levels of safety and communications. 

Liberator's LFI system has already been successfully deployed in four international airlines: Bangkok Airways, Etihad Airways, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Blue1 of Finland.

The LFI System enables airlines to target fuel burn reductions of 2% on flights by focusing on Ground Operations.  Inefficient aircraft loading has been proven to result in significant cost penalties.  LFI captures what is actually happening throughout the airline's network and empowers the airline to evaluate current practice and implement best practice to minimise fuel burn.  

The LFI system also includes Liberator's recently introduced CO2 emissions measurement module, which will provide Bangkok Airways with a clear, auditable facility to comprehensively measure CO2 emissions per flight and per 100 passenger kilometer.

Bangkok Airways operates scheduled services to more than 20 destinations in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam with a mixed fleet of Airbus, Boeing and ATR aircraft from its base in Thailand.

Liberator's Joint Managing Director Kevin Pryor commented:

"With the current credit crunch, volatile exchange rates and fluctuating fuel prices, airlines need to do everything within their control to manage fuel consumption and reduce associated costs and emissions.

Fluctuating fuel costs represents the single biggest commercial challenge to airlines. Huge effort is invested in reducing fuel burn with initiatives including air traffic management, continuous descent, single engine taxi and weight reduction. Liberator offers an added dimension in the quest for reducing fuel burn by up to 2% and we are delighted to be working with such an innovative airline as Bangkok Airways in their focus to improve efficiency and reduce costs"

Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, CEO of Bangkok Airways says "Using Liberator Fuel Index as the compass, we can reach our fuel saving destination in no-time."


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