Oct 20, 2010 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines has won a merit award at the island’s national software awards for its fuel management information system that enabled it to cut fuel costs and aircraft emissions, a statement said. The National Best Quality Software Awards 2010 (NBQSA) honours innovations in information technology and are presented annually by the Sri Lanka section of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.
The airline’s award under the ˜In-House Software Development’ category was for its ˜Fuel Management Information System’ which was developed to support the airline’s efforts to reduce fuel costs and aircraft emissions.
The system has been an invaluable asset to our work in reducing fuel usage which is the airline’s major cost, plus controlling aircraft emissions,” SriLankan’s Manager Aviation Fuel Captain Anushad Liyanagoda said.
“We had stringent requirements for the aggressive fuel savings that we were targeting. So we did a complete study benchmarking the most sophisticated systems in the world, and held discussions with the finest IT and aviation vendors.
“But we found that our own SriLankan staff could do the job and also achieve a huge saving for