|Boeing Wind Updates look to up operational efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Photo: Boeing|
[Avionics Today 04-16-2015] Hainan Airlines has introduced the Boeing Wind Updates solution into their operations, which will provide real-time wind updates and temperature information during flight. Hainan has introduced the technology on its fleet of 787s and A330 aircraft to leverage real-time information that improves in-flight airplane performance based on atmospheric conditions.
"Having real-time wind data in hand helps to increase situational awareness for our pilots and allows for changes to take place to best take advantage of current conditions," said Haoming Xie, president of Hainan Airlines. More current and accurate weather data is expected to save Hainan Airlines an average of 200 to 400 pounds of fuel per flight.