GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)
Turboprop Flight Advisory System (FAS) for Cruise Fuel Burn Reduction
Reducing the fuel burn and corresponding CO2 emissions of small commercial turboprop aircraft (19 or less seats) during the cruise flight phase using a software application installed on stand-alone Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) device.
The motivation for developing an EFB-based solution stems from the need to:
- Achieve an average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020 per industry target
- Support Canadian regional airlines to operate more cost-effectively
- Develop a more cost-effective approach than a traditional Flight Management System with integrated performance capability
The resulting solution will be effective, affordable, suitable for rapid in-service implementation, as well as innovative.