SAVING FUEL – REDUCING EMISSIONS
AND AIRPORT CARBON FOOTPRINTS
Fuel Matrix Limited
The Fuel Matrix System
The Fuel Matrix System (FMS) comprises two breakthrough technologies for deployment in aviation - Fuel Load Optimiser (FLO) for use by airlines and Cabin Load Measurement (CLM) for deployment in airports. These technologies will help the sector recover better from the impact of COVID-19 by enhancing both financial and environmental sustainability. Both technologies are proprietary and both are patented.
Aircraft fuel efficiency should begin with the accuracy of the fuel load because fuel is burnt to carry fuel. Loading fuel unnecessarily causes excess fuel costs, avoidable emissions and avoidable exposure to carbon taxes. Before FLO was formulated pilots were not able, in the time available to them before flight, to take into account late changes to flight metrics when finalising fuel load. FLO enables pilots to take the late changes into account in good time to optimise the accuracy of fuel load before flight by providing optimisation calculation results in 90 seconds. All safety requirements are respected. In tests with major airlines we have demonstrated the ability to reduce fuel costs by up to $2bn, and CO2 emissions by up to 10m tonnes, across the sector, per year. Recent FLO developments will increase these benefits. This can be a stand-alone product and can work in conjunction with CLM as described below.
CLM will replace the estimates currently used for the weight of passengers, crew and hand luggage with accurate measurements. The accurate data will be transmitted to the airline and this will enable the airline to further optimise fuel uplift calculations. Providing this data service to airlines will give the airport competitive advantage. The process will also enable the airport to reduce the growth of its carbon footprint - aircraft currently contribute more than 50% of the carbon footprints of airports (Heathrow publishes 96%). Weight capture for passengers will be automatic and confidential and cause no GDPR issues - biometric data is already widely used by airlines and airports. CLM will integrate readily with modern airport systems. It will cause no friction in the passenger journey through an airport and envisaged CLM developments will enhance the speed and smoothness of the journey.
Benefits for Airlines
Significant fuel savings anticipated:
FM App up to 1%
FM Full System up to an extra 1–3%
Resulting reduction of CO2 emissions and associated taxation
Direct application to pilot training
Big Data harvest & monetisation
Analysis and AI application to system
Industry benchmarking service
Benefits for Airports
Environmentally cleaner airport
A step towards carbon-neutrality
Enhanced airport services for airlines and passengers
Simple integration with existing operations
Positive impact on Climate Change
The Fuel Matrix Team
Chairman & CEO
– More than 30 years experience in business development in start-ups, corporates, and the public sector.
– Expertise in commercialisation of IP, development of contracts, and business planning.
– Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.
– Director, EMEA Mango Aviation Partners.
– More than 30 years experience in entrepreneurial and international businesses; ‘hands-on’ and at board level.
– Brings technical, commercial and financial skills, and is focused on creation of share holder value.
Chief Operating Officer
– More than twenty five years experience in marketing technology solutions worldwide through direct channels to market and via channel partners, leading to strong sales growth, and establishment of long term relationships
– Background in mathematics and computer science
Dr Barry Humphreys CBE
- Currently an aviation consultant with over 40 years experience in the air transport industry
- Previously senior manager with UK CAA and Director at Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Formerly Chairman of BATA, the trade body for UK airlines, and Non-Executive Director of NATS
- Has written and lectured extensively on the subject of air transport strategy and regulation
Chief Technology Officer
– More than twenty five years experience in aviation and automotive industries
– Previously Technology Director at Renewables East, responsible for evaluation of 100+ new technologies for reduction of carbon emissions
– An experienced systems integrator and test/development executive in advanced control systems and software planning
Chief Product Officer
– More than twenty years experience in technology start-ups and digital product development
– Has led multiple agile delivery engagements for large international corporates, including UK MoD, Vodafone, Rolls-Royce and the HPE UK Government Frameworks team
– A director of Oxford Accelerator and Oxford AI