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FRONTIER AIRLINES & APiJET ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO TEST APiJET’S REAL-TIME ROUTE OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGY FURTHERING FRONTIER’S COMMITMENT TO FUEL EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY
DENVER, CO and SEATTLE, WA - June 13, 2023 - Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ:ULCC), a leader in sustainable aviation and America’s Greenest Airline, and APiJET, the technology leader in real-time flight optimization for fuel and carbon savings, today announced an agreement to test APiJET’s Digital Winglets™ for operations centers.
As part of a relentless focus to look for every possible way to lower emissions and fuel use, Frontier Airlines will be the first to field test Digital Winglets, a real-time flight route optimization solution for the ops center.
Digital Winglets utilizes TASAR (Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests), a technology initially developed by NASA and refined and productized by APiJET, that analyzes hundreds of variables and potential flight paths in real-time to provide route optimizations that result in significant fuel and carbon savings.
“NASA originally conceived TASAR as a pilot-driven application,” said Rob Green, CEO of APiJET. “However, by shifting flight optimization recommendations from the pilot to the airline’s operations center, APiJET has been able to significantly reduce deployment friction and time, as well as operational costs and overhead, all while maintaining the same significant savings that we’ve been able to achieve during third party testing of the pilot focused implementation.”
“We’re very excited to partner with APiJET in testing Digital Winglets™ and the potential it holds for achieving significant fuel savings,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “Frontier is constantly evaluating and looking at new technologies to enable us to continue to be a leader in sustainable aviation.”
APiJET, based in Seattle, WA, is the company behind Digital Winglets, the flight route optimization solution that provides real-time, conflict-free, alternative flight paths. Digital Winglets continuously analyzes flight telemetry including aircraft performance, wind, restricted airspace, convective weather, turbulence, and conflicting traffic, recommending real-time, conflict-free re-routing. Digital Winglets reduces fuel burn, flight time, and accelerates sustainability goals. To learn more, visit: https://apijet.com/.
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Frontier Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Frontier Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCC), is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 125 A320 family aircraft and has among the largest A320neo family fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, along with Frontier’s high-density seating configuration and weight-saving initiatives, have contributed to Frontier’s continued ability to be the most fuel-efficient of all major U.S. carriers when measured by available seat miles (ASMs) per fuel gallon consumed. With more than 220 new Airbus planes on order, including direct leases, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.