WTF in Aviation: Getting The Basics Right (Pt. 4)

The WTF in Aviation: 365 Days to Digital Transformation checklist series contains the secrets to unprecedented growth and scale within the airline sector. It’s your comprehensive list of key areas to focus on so that your airline is able to make a complete and successful digital transformation… Within a year.

Been keeping up with our aviation series? Great!

We’ve previously unpacked the value and impact of:

  • Cloud
  • Auto-Scaling
  • API Integration & Deeper Partnerships

[If you’ve missed it: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. You’re welcome!]

Components which offer cost-savings, better performance, and illuminate the way to new and improved innovation. All highly attractive options for any airline.

Especially considering all of the recent setbacks to the industry as a whole.

So we’re back at it again with yet another way to get your airline in the best shape possible! Cutting carbon emissions through cloud optimisation is on the agenda for today:

The Fourth Box: Hyperscaling Your Airline

The Challenge: Cutting Carbon Emissions

Concerns are steadily growing surrounding airlines and the need to cut back on their carbon footprint.

And although airlines don’t contribute nearly as much as other industries, with demand predicted to increase, more carbon emissions are set to follow suit.

Not only has the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change set the target for all industries to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but more and more airline customers are growing increasingly concerned about climate change.

Quick Stats: 

  • A McKinsey report found that more than 50% of fliers under the age of 34 have concerns about climate change and believe that aviation needs to become carbon neutral.
  • That same report indicates that nearly half of fliers (46%), from all age groups, are willing to pay slightly more for carbon-neutral tickets. 

As your airline grows, there forms an increasing amount of pressure to cut carbon emissions and reduce your overall carbon footprint.

Especially around operational efficiency. Where fuel accounts for a significant portion of operational costs and in most cases, produces high amounts of CO2. 

Our Proposal: Optimise Your New Environment

By optimising and fine-tuning your existing environment post-digital transformation, your airline has these new found abilities to carry more passengers and luggage, manage emissions better and effectively drive operational efficiencies.

With it, you have access to both compute and software capable of analysing data from all the various touch points across your airline. This data offers you valuable insights on route optimisation, fuel consumption and other areas that will assist in cutting carbon emissions. 

Plus, optimising your cloud environment can also be beneficial in helping you reduce costs and energy usage. Further reducing the overall impact of your footprint. 

And optimisation doesn’t end there. Another way to add a further dent in your carbon footprint is through optimising your microservices and containers. 

Container-orchestration platforms, like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, or Apache Mesos provide significant improvements in areas such as infrastructure utilization. Which is important in determining the carbon footprint of your server infrastructure. Optimisation will help increase utilisation, which equals less power to run your systems and a significant reduction in resource wastage and overall infrastructure footprint. 

All of this ultimately leads to a significant reduction in the carbon emissions associated with operational infrastructure.

By optimising your infrastructure, you reduce your carbon footprint by integrating:

  • Eco-friendly algorithms for sustainable flying, landing and takeoff.
  • Route and fuel optimisation for improved resource usage.
  • Rapid disaster response for smoother disaster recovery.

How To Get There…

If it’s the cost (and energy) reductions that have your attention, then keep reading.

Making the best out of your cloud investment is easy if you tailor-suit it to your organisation’s needs. 

Our cloud engineers are not only incredible at safely lifting you to the cloud; they’re also experts in transforming your new environment to an optimal state. 

There are data, software and machine learning engineers to choose from: have your pick! Let us know what your organisation needs.

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