New Fuel Savings Concept Evaluated At JB Mcguire | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-07.15.24

Airborne-NextGen-07.16.24

Airborne-Unlimited-07.17.24

Airborne-FlightTraining-07.11.24

Airborne-Unlimited-07.12.24

Sun, Feb 20, 2011

New Fuel Savings Concept Evaluated At JB Mcguire

Air Mobility Command Looks To Increase Fuel Efficiency On Every Flight

As the Air Force's largest consumer of aviation fuel, Air Mobility Command officials are taking a leadership role in efforts to reduce fuel consumption across all mobility Air Force missions. Members of AMC's Test and Evaluation Squadron at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, recently completed an operational evaluation of a new fuel savings concept called Mission Index Flying, which utilizes airborne solution software in the cockpit, allowing aircrews to fly at optimal altitudes and airspeeds for their current flight conditions, thereby minimizing flight time and fuel burn and reducing operating costs.

AMC Fuel Efficiency Office officials benchmarked the concept from the commercial aviation industry, which uses similar technology, and designed a program to integrate MIF into the mobility fleet. Once operational, MIF could reduce fuel burn across MAF aircraft by 1 to 2 percent, or roughly $32.7 million per year in fuel costs.

Beginning Jan. 17, Maj. Ryan Orfe, Maj. Jonathan Mackay and Capt. Linda Thierauf, the test directors, teamed with pilots from the 6th Airlift Squadron on C-17 Globemaster III flights from the U.S. to Europe to evaluate this fuel savings concept. During fifteen sorties, the C-17 pilots operated the test software and hardware and commented on how this new system affects their responsibilities in the cockpit during different phases of flight.

The MIF Airborne Solution software is a standalone, Windows-based flight planning program that aircrews will use on AMC-mission laptop computers or electronic flight bags during sortie execution. Utilizing data collected during this test, AMC TES officials will evaluate if the MIF Airborne Solution software is effective and suitable for aircrew use during C-17 strategic airlift missions.

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Flight Training 07.11.24: Alabama Av HS, Med Certs, Diamond-Turkish A/L

Also: College Internship, Pilots Request Mediation, RAA Speaks Up, New iPad Organizer UAS4STEM is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sanctioned competition for students aged 11 >[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.16.24)

“Imagine being able to fly from San Francisco to San Diego, Boston to Baltimore, or Nashville to New Orleans without the need to go to an airport and with no emissions except>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.24): Charted Visual Flight Procedure Approach

Charted Visual Flight Procedure Approach An approach conducted while operating on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan which authorizes the pilot of an aircraft to proceed >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.24)

Aero Linx: The Bellanca-Champion Club The Bellanca-Champion Club welcomes all owners, pilots, and enthusiasts. Whether you're a Bellanca owner or not, we invite you to join us. The>[...]

Airborne 07.10.24: Starship 5, Bahama$$$, Dillingham Airfield Saved

Also: USCG MH-60T Crew Save, Second Las Vegas Airport, CAF PT-19, Diamond-Turkish Airlines SpaceX’s Starship will launch in four weeks according to SpaceX founder and CEO Elo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC