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Kenya Airways, GE ink fuel-saving deal

Kenya Airways (KQ)  has moved to check on its fuel bill by inking a contract with US firm GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, which will provide realtime digital data on all the the carrier’s fleet to help improve efficiency.

The move comes at a time when cost of fuel has played a major role in wrecking the listed national airline’s bottom-line.

In a statement, GE Aviation chief digital officer John Mansfield said KQ will now be able to monitor fleet performance, implement and track fuel saving initiatives across its fleet network under the deal.

“Our aim is to help Kenya Airways reduce their multimillion-dollar fuel bill and increase their overall efficiency. The fidelity in our flight analytics, together with the team’s experience from analysing more than 175 million flights, will enable Kenya Airways to better manage operations with data-driven solutions,” he said.

via @BD_Africa