Currently around 5000 pilots at Lufthansa are using a Windows App suite for several flight related activities and information. Part of this application suite is the eFF (electronic Flight Folder) section. Within this they are able to enter the amount of extra fuel they want to take on their next flight. The section offers several insights and data points to make an informed and data-based decision. eFF is necessary to order, but not to make a decision for the fuel order.
The planning of the tank filling is a complex and important step within the flight preparation process of the pilots. On the one hand, the pilots are mainly responsible for the passengers’ safety. On the other hand, the pilots should be sustainable and efficient with their fuel order. This creates a fine line between guaranteed safety and an economic and also environmentally friendly planning.
Although eFF has certain tools to help pilots make better fuel decisions there is still potential of a more user-centric solution.