Gulf Air adopts Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency software

Gulf Air’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al-Alawi
Updated 08 August 2018
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Gulf Air adopts Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency software

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has selected Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to reduce fuel costs across its entire Airbus and Boeing fleet — of which five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and one Airbus A320neo will be delivered this year — and to help minimize the airline’s carbon footprint. The connected aircraft service analyzes a multitude of flight-related factors to optimize and reduce fuel consumption and lower associated operational costs, which can run from hundreds to millions of dollars.
Gulf Air’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al-Alawi directed the airline’s operations to increasingly focus on reducing fuel costs and further developing the carrier to better its environmentally-friendly practices. “Fuel costs constitute a larger proportion of expenses for any airline. It is essential that Gulf Air has a clear overview of the fuel used by our fleet to lower consumption and improve our operational efficiency. Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Efficiency software allows Gulf Air to quickly improve our fuel consumption by analyzing the performance of our aircraft at different stages of operations,” said Captain Al-Alawi.
Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismaeel, the airline’s chief operating officer, said: “The intuitive user interface of the software provides us with sophisticated reports and dashboards that are clearly understandable and designed to help us meet our targets on lowering emissions through improved fuel efficiency.”


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.