Aigle Azur Saves Fuel with OpenAirlines

    10 Jun 2014


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Aigle Azur, the 2nd largest French scheduled airline, just entered into a partnership with the company OpenAirlines.

As part of this agreement, Aigle Azur is now using SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency, a software solution that allows airlines to get important fuel savings on all their fleet. This innovative software solution allows airlines to save between 1 to 4% on their fuel consumption.

SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency, is the result of five years of R&D, part of it being conducted within the scope of Clean Sky project CARING.

The solution relies on innovative algorithms that can very quickly analyze the data from the flight data recorders (the black boxes) to propose targeted recommendations on fuel efficiency. OpenAirlines also provides consulting and continuous monitoring of the improvements.

With SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency, OpenAirlines was awarded the « 2013 Sustainable Development Trophy » by La Melee association and the Toulouse Midi Pyrenee Chamber of Commerce.

With this partnership, Aigle Azur intends to reduce its carbon footprint and strengthen its commitment to sustainable development.


Open Airlines was founded in Toulouse, France, in 2006 to meet the needs of airlines to optimize their flight operations and reduce their costs.

Leveraging a team of airline specialists, it offers innovative software solutions to save fuel (SkyBreathe®), manage crew (CrewIntelligence™ and CrewPad™) and fleet (OptiFleet™).


Aigle Azur is the 2nd  largest scheduled airline in France. Created in 2014 by Sylvain Floirat, Aigle Azur is the oldest private French airline with a rich historical legacy.

Taken over in 2011 by the GoFast Group, Aigle Azur proposes many destinations: Algeria, Portugal, Russia, Mali, departing from 7 French airports In the fiscal year ending March 31st 2014, Aigle Azur generated a revenue of 327 million Euros.

In 2013, Aigle Azur carried 2 million passengers with its 11 Airbus A320 thanks to the 300 scheduled flights that it offers each week.