When Aeroflot decided to optimize their ground transportation operations in Sheremetyevo International Airport, they turned to Omnicomm
When Aeroflot decided to optimize their ground transportation operations in Sheremetyevo International Airport, they turned to Omnicomm for their high-precision fuel monitoring and fleet management solution that integrated well with the Aeroflot unified information system.
Fuel expenses reduced by 30% and return of investment for equipping 460 vehicles with OMNICOMM solution reached in 3 months.
Aeroflot, a member of Sky Team global airline alliance, is one of the leading air carriers in Eastern Europe. Looking to optimize their ground transportation services, Aeroflot identified the main priority to be the reduction of fuel consumption at Sheremetyevo international airport.
After careful consideration and analysis Aeroflot decided to implement Omnicomm Fleet Management System that fully met all of their requirements for fleet management. Among other advantages of Omnicomm solution was ease of integration of high-accuracy fuel data into Aeroflot’s unified information system (SAP).
Excellence of air carrier services depends greatly on the performance of the ground transportation vehicles. To improve its ground operations, Aeroflot identified fuel monitoring, navigation & dispatching and automated security management with personnel and fleet control of their ground fleets as main optimization areas. Based on these priorities Aeroflot set a list of requirements to the fleet management system:
- Real-time tracking of vehicles on the airfield
- Detailed fleet monitoring statistics
- Monitoring of idling
- Fuel monitoring and metering
- Routing and dispatching of vehicles
- Integration of vehicle monitoring system with corporate ERP-system SAP
OMNICOMM offered Aeroflot the solution that exactly met their requirements. Omnicomm Complete Fleet Management System, consisting of OMNICOMM LLS fuel-level sensors, on-board tracking devices and online fleet management platform was installed at 460 airline ground vehicles, providing instant access and real-time monitoring. The solution was successfully integrated with Aeroflot’s unified enterprise resource planning system SAP. Extensive reporting in OMNICOMM Online, cloud-based fleet management platform was customized to meet Aeroflot specific needs.
- Responsibility and discipline of personnel working on airfield increased while the risk of incidents, misuse of equipment and emergency situations decreased significantly
- Reduction of fuel purchases and total elimination of fuel fraud
- Reduction of mileage and parts procurement
- Sizeable decrease in maintenance costs and labor
- Omnicomm solution enabled Aeroflot to calculate real fuel consumption per operating hours. Thanks to this Aeroflot was able to cut fleet maintenance cost: after Omnicomm solution was deployed Aeroflot was able to reduce it’s annual procurement program by over $2 Million USD
- Dead time of ground transportation vehicles at the airfield of Sheremetyevo airport was eliminated
- Frequency of refills was optimized. During installation it became clear that the equipment needed refills no more than once a week, therefore a reduced schedule for refills was put in place
- The incentive program for Sheremetyevo airport terminal services personnel, aimed at increasing the economic efficiency of driving, was revised and completely rearranged
- Even in harsh weather conditions Omnicomm Fleet Management System ensures continued, uninterrupted ground transportation services. Equipment works perfectly even in ice storms.
“Fuel level monitoring and metering system indeed can bring tangible economic benefits. During annual budgeting process the plan for purchasing machinery and spare parts was adjusted significantly, since it was possible to see a real need for the number of units and to distribute the load between available resources. Our priorities are not only focused on fighting abuses, but on achieving a comprehensive optimization of the vehicle fleet as well. In severe weather conditions, during ice storms and strong winds, when mission control center can’t even spot the yellow flashing lights of our vehicles – our planes land.” – ANDREW NIKULIN, Director of Ground Transportation, Aeroflot