Viva Air, an ultra-low-cost airline in Colombia, has contracted for two of GE Digital’s Aviation Software solutions to further its sustainability goals including fuel consumption. Viva will be implementing GE Digital’s Fuel Insight, and FlightPulse to identify and quantify specific opportunities to optimize operations and maximize emission reduction.

GE Digital’s Flight Analytics platform helps airline operators, managers and pilots improve flight safety with multi-system flight data collection and analytics to help optimize operating procedures and overall airline safety. Data from the system can improve safety and reduce carbon emissions. With fully-automated data quality checks and error correction, airlines get better insight faster with less human intervention. And the solution takes safety a step further by including fuel efficiency analytics to help operators fly both safely and efficiently, identifying savings opportunities and quantifying the results. Viva will be the first low-cost carrier in Colombia to utilize flight analytics in their operations.

“Viva is one of the fastest growing airlines in Colombia and South America,” said Felix Antelo, President and CEO from Viva Air. “This year, we have added 14 out of 50 new aircraft flying more than 3,100 flights per month. Our mission is to deliver a consistent and accessible service to customers, promoting a low cost model in the region with sustainability and efficiency. These software solutions will allow us to fulfil that mission.”

Having one of the youngest fleets in the region, providing pilots access to data from across the operation is critical. FlightPulse is a fully configurable modular Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application that puts data key to operational decisions directly in the hands of pilots. Designed by pilots, for pilots, FlightPulse provides access to aggregated data for more informed fuel decisions and departure briefings, as well as secure access to data from a pilot’s individual flight history, allowing them to analyse their own operation of the aircraft and self-discover areas to optimize operations and efficiency.

“Sustainability is core to the future of the aviation industry,” said Andrew Coleman, General Manager of GE Digital’s Aviation Software business. “Data and analytics provide a roadmap for airlines to evaluate interactions between operational systems to maximize sustainability. We are proud to work with Viva Air to further their goals, and the goals of the industry, in the region.”