MSG Aviation and Flyr sign letter of intent for future collaboration
MSG Aviation today entered into its first letter of agreement with an airline, Norway’s new airline Flyr. MSG Aviation and Flyr have common goals for more environmentally friendly washing, de-icing and inspection of aircraft. The letter of intent is an important step on the way to establishing the first MSG Aviation hangar at Oslo Airport.
“We are very pleased that Flyr is the first airline to see the potential of our greener solutions. We have a global catchment area and potential customers are not only commercial airlines, but also airports and cargo airlines. In addition, military aviation will be able to use our services,” said CEO Geir Steiro of MSG Aviation.
“For us, it is important to do whatever we can to contribute to a more aviation. That is why this agreement is important to us. With MSG Aviation’s solution, we not only anticipate reduced emissions but also lower costs,” said CEO Tonje Wikstrøm of Flyr.
Following a few years of research, development and testing, MSG Aviation’s product is ready for commercial launch. The company is in dialogue with Oslo Airport to make pre-engineering for a facility that may be ready in 2022. It is primarily this facility that Flyr will use.
Reduces emissions and costs
Today, manual removal of ice and snow on planes before departure takes a long time. Many airline passengers have been frustrated when realising that the snow will delay the flight. There will be fewer delays with the automated solution from MSG Aviation. Automated de-icing performed in a purposed gate contributes to faster operations, less queuing, reduced fuel consumption, increased collection rate of de-icing fluid and the possibility of reusing the de-icing fluid.
More frequent and adapted aircraft wash results in a cleaner fleet with less drag, consequently reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions. This also means less stress on the aircraft, which in turn results in lower maintenance costs. The company also has a solution for engine wash that is important for the engines’ thermal power and performance. This will remove debris that accumulate in the engine during operation. Overall, this will reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to two percent. By washing the aircraft every 26 days, a reduction in fuel consumption of up to two percent is achieved.
MSG Production is also working on developing a solution for technical inspection of the aircraft where it is scanned while being washed. During the scan, the aircraft inspected by the machine is compared to stored images of the fuselage in a condition that meets the safety requirements from the aircraft manufacturer, authorities, and aircraft operator. If there is a discrepancy during the scan, maintenance will be needed.