ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, recently agreed to a new five-year flight planning service contract with Jazeera Airways, a leading regional carrier in the Middle East, based out of Kuwait. Jeppesen services included in the agreement will optimize flight planning capabilities and reduce overall operating costs for the airline.
Jazeera Airways will integrate Jeppesen JetPlanner services into operation to enhance flight planning efficiency. Jeppesen JetPlanner is a Windows based user interface that provides a complete end-to-end flight planning and dispatch solution, powered by the Jeppesen JetPlan engine. The Jeppesen JetPlan engine uses a unique fuel, time and cost performance index to generate optimized routes and efficient flight plans, leading to lower operating costs.
"Developing optimized flight plans that help to reduce fuel consumption based on efficient routing is a critical operational objective," said Abdulla Al-Hudaid, chief operating officer, Jazeera Airways. "Integrating Jeppesen JetPlanner services will enable us to operate our flight planning procedures more efficiently throughout our network which includes the Middle East's most popular destinations."
Jeppesen JetPlanner will provide Jazeera Airways with a simplified and consolidated access to flight data through an intuitive user interface. The flight planning solution includes multiple-scenario analysis to optimize fuel consumption and route times, resulting in lower operational costs. The ability to tailor customer-specific aircraft performance models will help to further increase the flight planning efficiency for Jazeera Airways.
"Jeppesen JetPlanner capabilities will provide Jazeera Airways with the foundation for achieving enhanced flight planning operations and optimized routes," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "In a highly competitive business environment, lowering costs and maximizing fuel efficiency are key objectives for our airline customers. Our suite of flight planning solutions delivers improved results in these areas through increased operational efficiency."
The Jeppesen JetPlan flight planning engine has been trusted by business and commercial aviation operators for more than 30 years. For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com. For more detail on the numerous destinations served by Jazeera Airways, please see www.jazeeraairways.com.
For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.
About Jazeera Airways
Established in 2005, Jazeera Airways Group is a Kuwait Stock Exchange-listed company with a fleet of 14fully-owned Airbus A320s, distributed between its airline business, Jazeera Airways (eight aircraft), and its fully-owned leasing-arm Sahaab Aircraft Leasing (six aircraft).The Group will take delivery of its 15th aircraft in May 2014. Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and operates a network comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf. Jazeera Airways is an IATA-member airline and operates one of the youngest Airbus A320 fleets in the Middle East.