Uzbekistan Airways signs deal for SITA Mission Watch

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Uzbekistan Airways signs deal for SITA Mission Watch
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Singapore SA2024Uzbekistan Airways has signed up to deploy SITA Mission Watch.The software will drive greater agility and efficiency, including annual savings of over US$600,000 in weather-related incidence avoidance and 300 tons of fuel, according to SITA.

SITA Mission Watch is a next-generation flight tracking tool used by dispatchers and operational teams. It aggregates and automates aircraft positions combined with real-time information such asweather. SITA Mission Watch’s weather feed provides multi-source forecasts for greater reliability and accuracy, supporting flight planning and disruption management.

Increasing weather events are a primary cause of flight delays, costing the industry around US$1 billion annually. Delays also adversely impact passenger satisfaction and brand reputation. In response, airlines are leveraging the latest digital solutions that integrate different sources of operational information to adapt and better manage disruptions like weather hazards and be leaner and more agile. More accurate weather information, for example, can lead to improved contingency fuel management, and the fuel savings can be significant: an airline with 20 jet aircraft can save around 150 tons of fuel a year with SITA Mission Watch.

Shukhrat Khudaykulov, CEO, Uzbekistan Airways, said: “We turned to SITA for their expertise in delivering reliable digital solutions for our industry. SITA Mission Watch will be a key operational tool for our flight dispatchers to support from a flight planning and safety perspective, including the ability to adapt when faced with disruptions like changing weather.”

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