How Amadeus is developing technology to save fuel for industry partners

Lucas Bobes

Head of Sustainability, Amadeus IT Group

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If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, then you know the steps we’ve taken to be an environmentally and socially responsibly company.


But you may not know about the things we’re doing to help our customers be more environmentally friendly.

We’ve developed technologies to help airlines and other industry players reduce emissions through optimum weight allocation tools.

One such tool for airlines is the Amadeus Altéa Departure Control System (DCS) Flight Management module, which saves significant amounts of fuel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions when compared to less sophisticated technologies currently on the market.

In 2011, Amadeus and Finnair carried out and presented a study which analysed 40,000 Finnair flights. Approximately two thirds of the sample included flights where Altéa DCS FM was already implemented, and one third of the sample referred to flights where Finnair was using a previous system to calculate the EZFW (Estimated Zero Fuel Weight of an aircraft).

The study demonstrated that the Altéa FM is more accurate than previous systems at estimating the ZFW of the aircraft, thus permitting a more precise calculation of the fuel needed, and therefore increasing fuel savings.

The savings estimations, based on the most prudent assumptions, were in the range of 300t of CO2 emissions savings per year for Finnair; which is an airline with approximately seven million passengers per year.


Amadeus aims to continually bring benefits to our customers and the industry through the continuous innovationof our technology, and this is our strongest tool for contributing to environmental sustainability.

Visit the interactive Amadeus Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 for more info about our Commitment to the environment.


Environmental Sustainability, Industry Relations, Altea