Implementation of fuel saving techniques among airliners in Malaysia / Deenadayalini Retnam

Deenadayalini , Retnam (2021) Implementation of fuel saving techniques among airliners in Malaysia / Deenadayalini Retnam. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaya.

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      Fuel Management is a concept that has been ever evolving till date due to two main factors; the volatile fuel market which has increasing prices from time to time causing a significant negative impact on the aviation industries and also the contribution of harmful gases to the environment. These factors make it essential for the fuel management divisions to implement effective fuel saving techniques in order to reduce fuel usage. Past research only acknowledges on the fuel saving techniques around the world, but the studies did not provide empirical evidence on how efficient are those fuel saving techniques being practiced by the Malaysian Aviation Industry. This research focused on investigating the different fuel saving techniques implemented among airliners in Malaysia in order to overcome the negative impacts of fuel consumption because airlines are frequently under financial strain during times of crisis, therefore need to devise some ways to come through. The methodology applied to analyze the various techniques that implement among airliners in Malaysia includes an analysis of how these techniques proved to be successful was also carried out and this was mainly focused to Malaysia Airlines. The method used to gain information that is based on survey questionnaires distributed into two main divisions; the flight operations and the planning operations which are believed to play the most important role in flight planning and fuel optimization. The survey involved Air Asia, Air Asia X, Malindo Air, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Raya Airways, MASwings and a renowned MRO Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE). The result shows majority airlines in Malaysia proven to have most of the fuel saving techniques as stated in survey questionnaire. Some of these measures successfully support the result of previous research done on the evidence of the performance of Malaysia Airlines. However, there are few techniques couldn't get to implement due to cost, incapability and time limitation. Therefore, further improvements needed by recommending new technique or enhancement of a current technique for fuel saving.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Thesis (M.A) - Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, 2021.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuel saving techniques; Airlines; Survey
      Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
      Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
      Depositing User: Mrs Rafidah Abu Othman
      Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2024 06:13
      Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024 06:13

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