|Vietjet vice president Đinh Việt Phương and Safran vice president of Services & MRO François Planaud shake hands after the signing ceremony. - VNS Photo
PARIS - Vietjet and Safran signed the SFCO2 agreement for a fuel efficiency solution on Wednesday during the Paris Airshow 2017 in France.
The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and covers the entire fleet of the HCM City-based airline. It will help Vietjet improve its operational efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The agreement provides for operational recommendations, along with a special SFCO2 web application that enables Vietjet to track its progress and potential savings, the airline said in its statement.
The SFCO2 solution combines the expertise of Safran Aircraft Engines, one of the world’s leading aero-engine manufacturers, with the long-standing experience of Safran Electronics and Defense in flight data analysis.
By analysing both operational and maintenance aspects, Safran’s SFCO2 service develops procedures and recommendations to address airlines’ need for greater fuel efficiency, which can reduce Vietjet’s fuel consumption by up to 5 per cent. Accordingly, the fuel expense saved yearly is expected to be to the tune of tens of millions of US dollars.
“As an important element of the Vietjet fuel efficiency programme, Safran’s SFCO2 service will enable us to meet our fuel consumption efficiency objectives, so that we can combine economics with an environmentally friendly performance,” Vietjet vice president Đinh Việt Phương said. — VNS