International Water-Guard Industries, Inc. (IWG) and Jet2.com have reached an agreement to equip 52 B737-800 NG aircraft with IWG’s patented “Pre-Select” Intelligent Water Quantity System. Jet2.com is the first European airline to adopt this product.
Jet2.com selected the IWG Pre-Select system which allows operators to manage potable water levels efficiently based on actual usage data. This provides weight and jet fuel savings. The system meets approval from Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA. The company holds Supplemental Type Certificates for the system’s use on Boeing’s 737NG and the MAX -8 and -9 aircraft. The system is in place on aircraft across Canada, Europe, and the Americas.
“The IWG Pre-Select System provides immediate fuel and carbon savings by reducing aircraft weight through effective water management. Through trials with airlines, IWG has compiled a sizeable amount of data supporting the efficiencies gained through Pre-Select, and we are pleased to have Jet2.com become the first airline in Europe to take advantage of our product to help meet their operational goals and reduce emissions from flight,” said Steven Bis, President and CEO of IWG.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jet2.com as our Pre-Select launch customer in Europe. Potable water management provides a tremendous return on investment and supports Jet2’s sustainability strategy. Pre-select reduces aircraft weight as much as 180kg, 400lbs on each flight, providing a reduction in fuel required and carbon emissions. We look forward to further enhancing our systems and working together to support Jet2.com’s specific requirements as well as installations with their additional fleet types,” added Larry Morasch, Director of Sales with International Water-Guard.
Jet2.com Aircraft Water Management Supports Sustainability
Chris Hubbard, Director of Engineering & Maintenance at Jet2.com, said: “Travel and tourism is a force for good and, like all industries, we know how critical it is to reduce our climate impacts. We have already taken a number of tangible actions on our journey to Net Zero, and we are very pleased to be the first European airline to partner with IWG and install the Pre-Select system, which will help us achieve weight reduction benefits to further support that journey.”
Based in British Columbia, Canada, International Water-Guard (IWG) enhances onboard water systems for commercial and business aircraft. They specialize in providing components to improve OEM-installed water systems, safeguarding passengers and crew from waterborne illnesses. IWG offers a range of flight-certified potable water treatment units, on-demand water heaters, and innovative weight-reduction water components and systems. The company is a Transport Canada-approved organization with multiple U.S. and Canadian Supplemental Type Certificates. IWG leverages its aviation experience to design, certify, and deliver premier potable water treatment solutions.
Jet2.com is the UK’s third-largest airline. It operates leisure flights from the UK to various sun, ski, and leisure city destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.
The company’s history spans over 50 years, with roots in the commercial aircraft company Channel Express (Air Services) Limited. The company changed its name to Jet2.com before launching its first leisure flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Amsterdam in February 2003.
Jet2.com operates from 11 UK bases, with the first flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to take off in February 2024.
The airline operates a fleet of 119 aircraft, including 89 active Boeing 737-8 NG aircraft. It has also placed firm orders for 98 Airbus A321/A320 neo aircraft, with options to extend to 146 planes. Jet2.com received the first of its new Airbus A321neo aircraft in May 2023.
Learn more about Jet2.com’s parent company at Jet2 plc.