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Cathay Pacific signs up to a new efficiency service solution from Rolls-Royce

Cathay Pacific, the home airline of Hong Kong, is further extending its partnership with Rolls-Royce, with a new Efficiency Service Solution to reduce fuel consumption.

Under a five-year agreement, Rolls-Royce will analyse the flight data of 189 aircraft operated by the airline and its wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair.

Rolls-Royce will deliver this service by deploying its fuel management tool, VisiumFUEL, which uses sophisticated visualisation and advanced analytics to deliver operational efficiency improvements at the fleet, route and individual flight stage. This service complements the existing TotalCare® long-term service agreements with Cathay Pacific.

Rolls-Royce has a long history of working closely with customers on fuel data consumption and management, using its deep understanding of airline requirements and operations. Fuel is a significant factor in airlines’ operations, accounting for 35-40 per cent of their operational cost.

Mark Hoey, Cathay Pacific, General Manager Operations, said: “We are very pleased to reinforce our partnership with Rolls-Royce through this new fuel agreement. We are looking forward to the benefits of using Rolls-Royce’s expert consultancy and software to further optimise our growing operations.”

Andrew Hutson-Smith, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customer - Controls and Data Services, said: “We are delighted that Cathay Pacific continues to put their trust in our Efficiency Services Solutions, and selected VisiumFUEL amongst others. This new agreement stands as testimony to our capability and the confidence that Cathay Pacific puts into Rolls-Royce to deliver.”

Rolls-Royce Efficiency Service Solutions have been developed to help customers better understand and manage their operations, with the aim of reducing their overall costs, through a data-driven approach incorporating data collection, analytics, consultancy, line maintenance and technical services.

Visium™ is Rolls-Royce’s suite of intelligent platforms which underpins the TotalCare Service Solutions, covering a wide range of applications; from fuel, fleet and emissions management, to equipment monitoring and safety, quality and risk management.

Notes to Editors

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.5 billion at 30 June 2015.
  1. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  2. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
  3. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.