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CLEAN SKY 2 SUPPORTS SAFETY LINE AND LEADING ACTORS OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY IN JOINING FORCES TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS

08/04/2019

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CLEAN SKY 2 SUPPORTS SAFETY LINE AND LEADING ACTORS OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY IN JOINING FORCES TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS
As part of the European Commission, Clean Sky research program, aimed at a Greener Aviation, has issued a call for proposal for a research project to optimize aircraft performance through the use of Artificial Intelligence. The project was attributed to Paris based start-up Safety Line, specialized in Big Data solutions for aviation safety and efficiency, who named it “Perf AI”. Safety Line is supported in this project by its long-term partner, the French national research institute for digital sciences, Inria, and has invited two airlines, Lufthansa and Transavia France to join the project advisory board.
In its continued efforts to tackle environmental issues, the European Commission launches Clean Sky 2
Clean Sky 2 is the largest European research program developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions, and noise levels produced by aircraft. By funding projects like Perf AI, this program contributes to achieve environmental objectives defined by the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) in the aviation industry. 

Artificial Intelligence to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the aviation industry 
Fuel burn is affected by a number of parameters including weather and individual aircraft performance, which may vary from one aircraft to the other within the same fleet. The project aims at leveraging flight data to obtain Machine Learning performance models for the purpose of optimizing fuel burn. This also includes optimizing flight trajectories based on actual aircraft performance and more accurate weather inputs.

Safety Line’s founder and CEO, Pierre Jouniaux, stated: “Thanks to Clean Sky’s support and to the active participation of our research and airline partners, we look forward to reducing the gap between theory and the real world in order to optimize fuel burn and reduce emissions”.

Emmanuel Cachia, VP Flight Operations at Transavia said: “We are thrilled to take our existing partnership with Safety Line one step further as a member of Perf AI’s advisory board, with the prospect of improving our fuel efficiency even further”.

Benjamin Guedj, Research Scientist at Inria and project lead for the Perf AI team at Inria adds: “Our cooperation with Safety Line has allowed us to see some very practical applications to our research efforts, which is quite rewarding”.