Aigle Azur and Enter Air sign with French software company OpenAirlines for fuel efficiency solution
Fri 20 Jun 2014 – France’s second biggest airline Aigle Azur and Polish charter carrier Enter Air have signed contracts with aviation software provider OpenAirlines for the Toulouse-based company’s SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency package. Based on five years of research and development, including involvement with an EU Clean Sky project called CARING (Contribution of Airlines for the Reduction of Industry Nuisances and Gases), SkyBreathe relies on innovative algorithms to quickly analyse the date from flight data recorders to propose targeted recommendations on fuel efficiency. The software continuously monitors fuel consumption and identifies the most relevant opportunities for fuel saving. A service called SkyBreathe EU ETS helps airlines prepare and pre-verify their EU ETS reports.
OpenAirlines, which was founded in 2006, also offers a fuel conservation consultancy as part of SkyBreathe to ensure optimal gains, and claims its clients can save between 1 and 4 per cent on fuel consumption.
SkyBreathe was awarded the 2013 Sustainable Development Trophy by La Melee Association and the Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Chamber of Commerce. The company also provides software covering crew and fleet optimisation management.
Aigle Azur, 58% owned by Chinese tourism and transportation group HNA, operates a fleet of 11 Airbus A320 aircraft and in 2013 carried 2 million passengers. Founded in 2009, Enter Air is the largest charter airline in Poland, with a fleet of eight Boeing 737-400 and six 737-800 aircraft.