Boeing is to acquire Bristol-based ETS Aviation, which provides fuel-efficiency analytics software. ETS Aviation will join the Jeppesen UK subsidiary of Boeing when the deal is completed, which is due to happen in the second quarter. ETS Aviation solutions provide more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments with the tools to monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. "Boeing is focused on creating a competitive advantage for our customers," said Stan Deal, SVP of Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "With fuel costs accounting for as much as 40 per cent of airline operating costs, reducing fuel consumption enables airlines to be more successful while reducing emissions. "Adding these fuel-efficiency tools enhances the edge we provide customers, helping airlines realise greater operating and environmental efficiencies," Deal added.