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RwandAir and 3Green case study: the benefits of professional aviation consultancy





Statement from 3Green on Aviator Aero : http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23453?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


RwandAir takes small but mighty to a new level. Their team is planning a major expansion over the next couple of years which will see it expanding its fleet with wide body aircraft and operating long haul flights to Europe and Asia while also growing its presence within the African continent. Its current network includes 15 destinations in Africa as well as its Dubai route.


The team at 3Green was invited by RwandAir to provide, and establish, four vital services. 3Green will establish the operations engineering section and develop fuel conservation and monitoring programmes as well as running an Operational Control Centre Gap Analysis and Computerised Flight Planning aircraft performance set up.


In line with the first objective, in addition to on the job training provided by 3Green, three engineers from RwandAir completed extensive training in the Boeing facilities in Seattle and Dubai. Amongst their newly achieved capabilities are:


– designing engine out procedures
– publishing airport analysis manuals for RwandAir destinations and alternate airports
– calculating aircraft performance degradation factors, for the Boeing fleet
– tracking aircraft weight and publishing weight and balance data
– optimizing flight cost related to time and fuel by using Cost Index


These capabilities are being accomplished under the supervision and guidance of the 3Green team and, where appropriate, the 3Green team also provides a full Operations Engineering Support service. By using this model the RwandAir team is able to gain experience and build confidence. To further enhance their expertise RwandAir will continue with on the job training by furthering operations engineering training for their Boeing and Bombardier fleet.


Even with the current low fuel prices saving money by reducing fuel burn is important for the bottom line. 3Green devised a Fuel Conservation and Monitoring programme which, when correctly implemented, would produce an annual savings of USD1.5 – 2 million. This substantial savings is made possible by introducing some of the following policies: reducing extra fuel loading out of Kigali by improving flight crew confidence in the computerized flight planning system and introducing an adequate fuel tankering policy in RwandAir. By bringing fuel costs down RwandAir is also bringing new environmental awareness and a greenhouse gas reduction culture to the region and positioning themselves as a green leader.


The OCC Gap Analysis which was performed in the beginning of May 2014 served to highlight areas which need improvement. Impartial audits are vital in ensuring that companies stay ahead of the pack and continually improve their procedures and as a result their operations as a whole. RwandAir has successfully passed the IOSA audit and is noted as being the airline of choice for many passengers in the region. This trend is set to continue throughout its expansion.


As a part of their service 3Green performed evaluations of three different flight planning systems with RwandAir opting to remain with their current provider, SITA. 3Green has developed procedures which allow RwandAir to fully utilise SITA which also results in a cost savings advantage by using optimized climb and descent speed schedules as well as implementing a Cost Index in flight planning and flight operations.


By using a professional aviation consultancy company like 3Green, which has combined over 100 years industry experience, RwandAir is able to maximise its current and future resources including its most important resource, its people. Well trained and professional people together with efficient operations will streamline a business and result in a favourable bottom line. The end result being that all stakeholders will benefit from this investment.




RwandAir selects 3Green Aviation (Dubai) to provide Flight Operations Support Services




Statement from 3Green Aviation :


3Green is proud to announce the company has started 2014 on a high note with RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, selecting 3Green as the preferred supplier to provide Flight Operations Support services and improve operation efficiency.


Fending off competition from more well established and internationally renown service providers, 3Green will assist RwandAir in a number of key operational areas in a project expected to span twelve months.


3Green CEO, Mathewos Gobena, said he was particularly pleased to be awarded this contract and was looking forward to assisting RwandAir with its expansion plans and meeting IOSA standards and recommended practices.  He said it also firmly establishes a 3Green presence on the African continent, providing a base from which 3Green operations can now expand in the region.


About RwandAir:

RwandAir, established in 2002, is based in Kigali and operates a young fleet of two Boeing 737-800NG, two Boeing 737-700NG, two CRJ900NG and a Dash8-200.  RwandAir operates to most east African capital cities as well as Gabon, Nigeria, South Africa, Republic of Congo and the UAE.


About 3Green:

3Green is a flight operations support company operating out of Dubai, UAE.  Established in 2012, the company provides support and solutions for the more complex flight operations tasks associated with the operation of jet aircraft, facilitating customer compliance with regulatory obligations and improving operational efficiencies.



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