Royal Jet, NATS collaborate for environmental goals
NATS, a provider of Air Traffic Management solutions, announced its collaboration with the Middle East-based Royal Jet to assist the airline’s continuous effort to improve the environmental performance of its flights in UK airspace.
Royal Jet, under the chairmanship of HH, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, is a private jet operator.
The partnership will see the two parties work together to improve the airline’s flight efficiency as well as reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions. NATS will provide Royal Jet with actual data to monitor its Flight Profiles. The two parties will plan workshops to enhance flight crew awareness and flight efficiency.
Earlier this year, NATS launched a new way to measure the environmental performance of airspace and air travel providing detailed performance data. Known as the three dimensional inefficiency score (3Di), it is the first meaningful airspace flight efficiency metric. This system is already in use, measuring the efficiency of every flight in the UK, and it is currently being rolled out to other international markets.
John Swift, director Middle East, NATS said: “We look forward to working with the Royal Jet team on achieving its environmental goals which are closely aligned with our own. Royal Jet has become one of the first carriers in the Middle East to make this commitment to improving efficiency, but we expect many more to follow as other aviation companies see the benefits they stand to gain.”
While Shane O’Hare, president & CEO of Royal Jet, said: “We are excited about the level of efficiency we can achieve with the support of NATS. By being able to benchmark our performance with detailed data, we will be able to set meaningful goals and measure success. Royal Jet strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of our operations, and NATS is the only partner who will assist us to extend this to our environmental impact.”