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New EASA Fuel/Energy Scheme

New EASA Fuel/Energy Scheme 336 256 Vincent

New EASA Fuel/Energy Schemes

Join one of our 2 days Training Sessions:

22-23 August 2022 / 24-25 August 2022 / 08-09 September 2022 / 20-21 October 2022

Click here to Register to get more information about our NEW EASA FUEL/ENERGY SCHEME Training

 

What About Flight Operations Officers & Flight Dispatchers Training?

EASA recognizes that the fuel planning requirements set years ago became too conservative with the recent technological improvements such as aircraft and engine reliability, information on actual aircraft fuel consumption, airspace and traffic, and weather information accuracy.

This conservative method has catered for unforeseen factors such as deviations from the expected fuel consumption data, forecast meteorological conditions, and planned routings and/or cruising levels/altitudes that influence the fuel consumption to the destination airport (compensated for by the contingency fuel).

On the 30th of October 2022, EASA will introduce a NEW FUEL/ENERGY Scheme allowing air operators to reduce the amount of fuel carried during operations, lowering fuel loads and consequently burning less fuel and reducing the CO2 emissions for an overall flight and environmental impact of the flight.

As each air operator has diverse needs and available resources, EASA has established different fuel schemes:

  • Basic fuel/Energy scheme – Mandatory: Standard 5% contingency fuel, at least one nominated alternate, 30 minutes of final reserve fuel/energy, and NO fuel monitoring program required.
  • Basic Fuel/Energy scheme with Variations – Voluntary: 3% contingency fuel, Statistical Contingency Fuel options under EASA fuel planning, and the Reduced Contingency Fuel (RCF). Fuel consumption monitoring program required. Flight monitoring and flight watch as essential tasks. Flight Planning and fuel/energy planning policy must be integrated with aerodrome selection and the in-flight fuel management policy.
  • Individual fuel/Energy scheme – Voluntary: In addition to the Basic Fuel/Energy scheme with Variations needs, Air Operators must meet a string of requirements and need to focus on Safety Performance Management and the associated Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs)

While more fuel planning flexibility is given to air operators through introducing the ‘fuel schemes’ concept, air operators need to fulfill specific criteria and demonstrate the implementation of procedures, enhanced data-gathering, risk assessment, decision-making, and TRAINING OF THE OPERATIONAL CONTROL personnel.

 

Do air operators need to train their operational personnel, Flight Operations Officers, and Flight Dispatchers?

It is not required with the Basic Fuel/Energy scheme, but YES, it is necessary with ‘Basic with Variations’ and the other ‘Individual’ Fuel/Energy schemes.

According to EASA AMC1 ORO.GEN.110(c) Flight Operations Officers and Flight Dispatchers need the following:

  1. An adequate training program for Operational Control Personnel for flight monitoring or flight watch
  2. An Initial Training
  3. Operator-specific Training (OJT)
  4. Recurrent Training (every 36 months)
  5. Retaining knowledge, skills, and qualifications for instructors of operational control personnel

So why train your FOO/FD personnel if the Basic Fuel/Energy Scheme does not require it?

Well, let us take a look at these two “simple” flight/fuel calculations:

Example 1 – Long Haul Operations – A330-300 FRA-JFK / ZFW 159000kg

Fuel in Kilos                      Assumed Fuel price 1.30 USD/Kg

Let us assume that you have 10 flights a day / 360 days per year on average.

3% contingency fuel SAVINGS:

  • COSTS: 409 USD x 10 flights x 360 days = 1,472,400 USD per Year
  • CO2:     995.4 kg x 10 flights x 360 days = 3,583,440 kg per Year

RCF planning or Statistical Contingency Fuel SAVING:                   

  •  COSTS: 647 USD x 10 flights x 360 days = 2,329,200 USD per Year
  • CO2:     1,573.68 kg x 10 flights x 360 days = 5,665,248 kg per Year

Example 2 – Medium Haul Operations – B737-800 CPH-TFS / ZFW 58000kg

Fuel in Kilos                      Assumed Fuel price 1.38 USD/Kg

Let us assume that you have 6000 similar flights per year on average.

3% contingency fuel SAVINGS:

  • COSTS: 40 USD x 6000 flights = 240,000 USD per Year
  • CO2:     91.64 kg x 6000 flights = 549,840 kg per Year

RCF planning or Statistical Contingency Fuel SAVING:                   

  •  COSTS: 64 USD x 6000 flights = 384,000 USD per Year
  • CO2:     202.24 kg x 6000 flights = 1,213,440 kg per Year

And the Individual Fuel/Energy Scheme allows for the reduction of further fuel consumption and CO2 emissions!

CONCLUSION:

This is a no-brainer; there are real environmental and financial gains to training your operations control personnel – Flight Operations Officers and Flight Dispatchers.

“The Operational Control Teams are vital personnel that will contribute actively to enhancing flight operations by giving more flexibility and efficiency while maintaining high safety levels with the introduction of the NEW EASA “fuel/energy schemes” concept in our organization.”

So, DO NOT WAIT!

Contact us at info@theifoa.com to get a (more than) competitive offer for your operational control personnel’s world-class Initial, Customized Recurrent and Advanced Training or specific Training on the implementation of the new EASA requirements starting the 30th of October 2022.

Click here to JOIN OUR NEW EASA FUEL/ENERGY SCHEME TRAINING

Initial Training for Babcock Aviation

Initial Training for Babcock Aviation 461 347 Vincent

Aviation Professional Conversion

International Flight Operations Academy has been contracted by Babcock Aviation / Norwegian Air Ambulance for delivering an initial flight dispatcher training to three marvelous, brilliant aviation professionals.

The new team had the fantastic opportunity to be trained in Tromso by Kenneth Kronborg, our Chief Operating Officer, and Tiago Ludgero, our Head of Training.

At the end of the training, the three participants scored high on our challenging final exam, demonstrating the highest level of competencies required to ensure the best professional, the safest, and the most efficient flight support experience.

Once again, thank you, Babcock Aviation, for your confidence in the International Flight Operations Academy.

We are looking forward to delivering future training to your excellent flight dispatchers.

If, like Babcock Aviation / Norwegian Air Ambulance, you are interested in enhancing your team’s competencies to the highest level, visit our website www.theifoa.com
or contact us at info@theifoa.com

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Xfly Has Chosen the IFOA

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Xfly has chosen IFOA

We are delighted to announce that Xfly has chosen the International Flight Operations Academy to deliver a Train The Trainer training.

We look forward to providing our new customer with top-quality training onsite in Tallinn.

Thank you, Xfly, for your confidence in our services.

#ifoa #teamxfly #xfly #trainthetrainer #aviationtraining

DHL Austria Has Chosen the IFOA

DHL Austria Has Chosen the IFOA 392 292 Vincent

DHL Austria has chosen IFOA

We are thrilled to announce that DHL Austria has chosen the International Flight Operations Academy to deliver Flight Dispatch Training and Train The Trainer training.

We look forward to providing our New Austrian Customer with our usual top-quality training onsite in #Vienna.

Thank you, DHL Austria and Filipe Sanches, for your confidence in our services.

#ifoa #dhl #aviationtraining #flightdispatchtraining

Flight Dispatch Department Implementation at G-OPS

Flight Dispatch Department Implementation at G-OPS 403 307 Vincent

G-OPS has chosen IFOA

Thank you, G-OPSKarim Berrandou, and Nicolas Massonnat, for the continued trust in our brand.

At the International Flight Operations Academy, we aim to always provide our customers and partners with the excellent service they deserve, and we will continue focusing thoroughly on G-OPS needs to support the successful development of their flight dispatch activities but also of their operational growth.

We are proud of implementing a new flight dispatch department in the reputed French flight support company G-OPS.

Thanks to our adapted consulting services and customized training service, G-OPS can provide its customers with safe and efficient worldwide flight dispatch services.

We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with you in the future.

The entire International Flight Operations Academy team wishes you all the best G-OPS for the start of your Flight Dispatch activities.

We have no doubt that your customers will benefit from this new top-notch service.

Flight Dispatch Introduction Training for NORRA

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Nordic Regional Airlines has chosen IFOA

We are delighted to announce that a new customer, the Finnish Nordic Regional Airlines Oy, N°RRA, has chosen the International Flight Operations Academy for an intensive introduction training for a fresh flight dispatcher but experience aviation professional.

Tiago Ludgero, our Head of Training, delivered a virtual introduction training including the following topics: #navigation#flightplanning#meteorology#airlaw#performance#flightmonitoring.

Thank you, Nordic Regional Airlines Oy, N°RRA, for your confidence; we are looking forward to continuing our partnership shortly.

A Magical Flight Dispatch Recurrent Training

A Magical Flight Dispatch Recurrent Training 403 307 Vincent

A Magical Moment in Tromso

It was already Christmas in Tromso!

What a magical moment for the second group of Babcock Aviation / Norwegian Air Ambulance Flight Dispatcher team.

Indeed, the team had the chance to attend a world-class recurrent flight dispatcher training delivered by Kenneth Kronborg, the Chief Operating Officer of the International Flight Operations Academy, under Polar Lights.

Once again, thank you, Babcock Aviation / Norwegian Air Ambulance, for your confidence. International Flight Operations Academy is proud to get such a major company as a new customer.

Air Alsie Recurrent Training

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Air Alsie has chosen IFOA

Air Alsie A/S has chosen the International Flight Operations Academy for the recurrent training of the Flight Dispatcher team.

Kenneth Kronborg, our Chief Operating Officer, has delivered extensive training following the recommended practices prescribed in the ICAO Doc 10106.

At the end of the training, all the participants successfully passed a challenging final exam, demonstrating the highest level of competencies required to ensure the best professional, the safest, and the most efficient flight support experience.

Once again, thank you, Air Alsie A/S, for your confidence. International Flight Operations Academy is proud to get such a great company as a loyal customer

We are looking forward to delivering future training to your excellent flight dispatchers.

IFOA in Aviation News Releases

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IFOA Brand Features in the Air News

We are thrilled and honored to see the brand of the International Flight Operations Academy featured by two aviation news companies about our partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions.

You can read the articles here:

Business Air News: IFOA keeps safety standards tip top with Osprey | Magazine | Business Air News

BLUESKY BUSINESS AVIATION NEWS LTD. : IFOA announces new partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions | BlueSky News

 

Partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions

Partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions 533 402 Vincent

New Partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions

We are proud and delighted to announce our new partnership with Osprey Flight Solutions.

Osprey Flight Solutions genuinely sets the standard for aviation risk management by providing the most innovative and efficient solutions that allow aviation organizations to thoroughly analyze and understand the security risks in the global aviation operating environment.

The partnership between Osprey Flight Solutions and the International Flight Operations Academy offers an outstanding opportunity to make a breakthrough in raising awareness about how critical it is to use accurate data-led analysis for efficient safety and security risk assessment in flight operations.

Thank you, Andrew NicholsonBruce Norfolk, and your brilliant Osprey Flight Solutions for your confidence.

Together, let’s contribute to further enhancing aviation security.