AVTECH expands program with Etihad Airways on trialing the Aventus Nowcast descent winds product

AVTECH Sweden AB (publ), today announced that AVTECH and Etihad Airways have agreed to expand the trial of the Aventus NowCast Descent Winds service (“Aventus”) from three destinations to Etihad Airways’ full network.

Aventus NowCast is a software system that uses atmospheric modeling and weather information to create high resolution wind models and data packages for the different segments of a flight, creating beneficial fuel and emissions savings for the airline. The airline also benefits as a result of increased efficiency and punctuality of individual flights and of the air transport system as a whole.

The expansion of the program will build on the benefits already realized during the original two-month analysis for Etihad Airways.

Jonas Saric, AVTECH’s Business Unit Director Aventus NowCast, said: “For AVTECH it is exciting to deploy Aventus on six continents with Africa, South America and Asia joining the detailed wind-grid network that forms the basis for our product. The extension of the trial provides a vital opportunity to demonstrate the efficiency of our product in achieving fuel saving for Etihad Airways.”

Sander de Moor, Etihad Airways’ Senior Manager for Fuel Efficiency said: “Fuel efficiency remains a key priority for Etihad Airways and we continue to explore all available options and technologies to drive further savings. We are optimistic that the expansion of the trial across our network and working with AVTECH will help us achieve our objectives.”

For more information, please contact

Jonas Saric, Business Unit Director Aventus NowCast, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80

Ryan Ellison, Vice President Aventus Sales, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80

About AVTECH Sweden AB (publ)

AVTECH develops products and services for digital Air Traffic Management (ATM). Its customers include the global aviation industry; e.g. airlines, airports, aviation authorities, technology companies and airline manufacturers. By using AVTECH’s products and services, each individual flight as well as the entire airline operation can be optimized in terms of cost, noise and emission, efficiency, punctuality and safety. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden with subsidiaries in Toulouse, France and an associated company in Dubai, U.A.E. AVTECH Sweden AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North and has appointed Redeye AB, tel: +46 8 545 013 30, as Certified Adviser.