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  • OSyS signs Fuel Management contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways

    Reston, Va., July 23, 2012 – Virgin Atlantic Airways has selected the Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS) Fuel Management Solution (FMS) to optimize its operational fuel usage and manage its EU Emissions Trading Scheme reporting commitments.

    Corneel Koster, Director of Operations, Safety and Security for Virgin Atlantic, said, “This is a really exciting partnership for us which will deliver a step change in our fuel management.

    “At Virgin Atlantic, we are passionate about improving our fuel efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint and have had initiatives in place for many years to help achieve those aims. The OSyS solution is a fantastic way of bringing business intelligence on large numbers of data points together in an easy-to-use, single source and we are looking forward to identifying and driving forward many more fuel saving opportunities.”

    Mark Goodhind, Vice President of Operations Optimization at OSyS, said, “We are delighted to have been selected by Virgin Atlantic as their solution partner for driving fuel efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives into their business. We are confident our market-leading solution will help Virgin Atlantic deliver the step change necessary to successfully deliver on their fuel efficiency targets.”

    The OSyS FMS continues to evolve to meet the needs of airline operators, offering a better vision of fuel cost controls within the context of their individual operations. Along with the OSyS emissions monitoring services, this package will support airlines’ goals of achieving a more sustainable business.

    NOTES to Editors:

    1. Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc, with 400 employees serving a customer base that includes Fortune 100 companies in more than 100 countries. For over a decade, OSyS has been delivering expert insight around the globe to operators of high-value assets, to OEMs and to companies that provide asset services. OSyS unlocks the full decision-making power of complex asset data, enabling customers to balance their cost, risk and performance parameters.

    2. OSyS core competencies are built on software and consulting expertise for intelligent data management and integration, and predictive analytics that drive equipment health monitoring and management. Extensive OSyS domain knowledge and proven processes serve compliance and process assurance, risk analysis automation and fleet-plant-operations optimization. OSyS is Expert Insight Delivered. For more information, please visit the OSyS website at www.o-sys.com.

    3. Virgin Atlantic Airways has become Britain’s second largest carrier, serving the world’s major cities. Now based at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports and Manchester airport, it operates long-haul services to 30 destinations worldwide, as far apart as Las Vegas and Shanghai. Virgin Atlantic has carried around 58 million passengers since it began operations and now employs over 9,000 people worldwide.

    Contact:
    Mark Goodhind
    Vice President, Operation Optimization
    Optimized Systems and Solutions
    Tel: +44 (0) 7792190732
    mark.goodhind@o-sys.com