Press release

LATAM adopts Amadeus Altéa technology to support operational efficiency

Laura Cobbold

Corporate Communications

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The Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management solution, designed to improve productivity and automate the load planning function, promotes improved operational efficiency and optimized fuel consumption

Optimizing fuel consumption and maximizing operational performance are top priorities for airlines. Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management was designed to address these priorities and LATAM Airlines Group is the latest airline customer to implement it. 
By automating flight management processes, this solution increases productivity and operational efficiency. The new generation platform automatically analyzes the passenger and cargo load to determine the optimal aircraft load distribution and calculate the quantity of fuel required, in advance of every flight departure. 
“Flight management is a complex task with teams of experts handling sophisticated calculations,” explains Vicky Huertas, Commercial Vice President, Airlines Latin America & Caribbean, Amadeus. “Automation and the precision of our solution brings greatly improved productivity to airlines, and it includes capabilities such as the Flight Management mobile ramp application, which means LATAM can communicate with its staff at the aircraft. The modular nature of Altéa means that airlines such as LATAM can benefit from the solutions they choose, as it provides a high level of integration with existing systems.”
“The flight management solution is helping us to optimize the use of aircraft capacity, by providing full visibility of available space in real time and predicting the underload of a flight accurately. We are already benefiting from being able to determine exactly how much extra cargo we are able to load, and communicate this to relevant areas in a timely manner,” said Jorge Ihnen, VP Operations, LATAM Airlines Group. “We have successfully implemented this technology across the airline group and were well supported by Amadeus’s project team from start to finish.” 


Latin America, Altea