IBM helps Jet Airways support green initiatives

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IBM helps Jet Airways support green initiatives

Greentech Lead India: Technology giant IBM hast enabled
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, to more accurately
calculate, track and report aircraft emissions. 

Jet Airways can now use advanced analytics to map
the carrier’s carbon emissions, optimizing its fuel usage by detailed analysis
of each flight.

The strategic 10-year contract signed by both companies
has helped Jet Airways to streamline and consolidate its IT operations.

IBM provides a host of services to Jet Airways, including
data center operations, end user services, central helpdesk, network management
services, server storage operation, and security services. IBM is also
responsible for application management services for the carrier including ERP,
flight operation, revenue management, roster and crew management, cargo
management, customer relationship information system, aircraft maintenance and
operations system, baggage reconciliation system and sales force automation.

“With its deep technology expertise, IBM has not only
brought flexibility and scalability to the carrier’s operations but also helped
Jet Airways gain competitive advantage and strengthen its leadership
position. Not only does this ensure that Jet Airways has one of the most
eco-friendly operations in the industry, it allows them to have better control
and visibility into one of the largest cost a carrier
has,” said Ramesh Narasimhan, director – Client Servicing,
Strategic Outsourcing, Global Technology Services, IBM, India/South Asia.

IBMs Integrated Emission Management System gives Jet
Airways a process to analyze and calculate individual aircraft emissions. The
complex process involves comparison of flight records and fuel usage data
contained in multiple systems ranging from internal aircraft systems to
regional navigation data and flight records. The solution ensures that all flight
emissions are properly calculated, and reporting is accurate &

“In FY 2011/12, domestic air traffic grew at a rate of
12.9%, creating a huge demand for fuel which accounts for a major expense for
any airline. Creating an energy efficient airline is a top priority and we are
committed to the environment and a greener world. With IBM’s solution, Jet
Airways will be able to evaluate carbon foot print not only at the fleet level
but also at the aircraft level. It will help us optimize the fuel usage and
thereby create a positive impact on the environment” said Sudheer
Raghavan, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways.  

IBM saves more than $43 million in electricity expenses

Recently IBM announced it has saved more than $43 million
in electricity expenses and conserved 378,000 MW hours of electricity last
year, enough to power almost 34,000 average U.S. homes for a year. IBM’s energy
conservation projects delivered savings equal to 7.4 percent of the company’s
total energy use, exceeding the annual goal of 3.5 percent.

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