The fast-growing Mexican airline Viva Aerobus accelerates its fuel efficiency program by adopting SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform.
Mexico City, September 13th, 2023 – The dynamic, fast-growing and ultra low-cost Mexican airline, Viva Aerobus, is improving its carbon footprint by adopting SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform to optimize fuel consumption, and reduce costs and CO2 emissions. It is a key opportunity for the airline to level up its fuel efficiency program and environmental commitment.
With a fleet of 77 aircraft expected to grow, the low-cost carrier has decided to use innovative digital technologies to optimize its operations and reduce its environmental impact. To this end, Viva Aerobus started using OpenAirlines’ solutions, the world leader in aviation fuel efficiency.
The platform solution SkyBreathe® uses sophisticated Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to automatically analyze billions of data records from all types of data sources, including complete FDR records, operational flight plans, ACARS, etc. The software identifies the most relevant saving opportunities by combining them with environmental data from actual flight conditions (payload, weather conditions, ATC constraints, etc.). It provides a series of recommended actions that can reduce their total fuel consumption by up to 5%. Maintenance engineers, dispatchers, pilots, and fuel managers can all track various green operation procedures and work hand in hand to achieve better performances.
With the determination to go even further, Viva Aerobus has chosen to involve all its pilots by giving them access to SkyBreathe® MyFuelCoach. This application enables them to see their individual performance. Pilots can see timely insights into fuel usage to make more data-driven decisions and minimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on their flights.
“The SkyBreathe® software helps us improve our overall fuel management program. Since the app’s opening to pilots, they are much more aware of their fuel performance and how they can improve, and we’ve already observed interesting progress. We believe involving most of our teams will help us achieve significant fuel savings and lower our carbon footprint. We’re confident that these tools will support our growth effectively while developing a stronger fuel-conscious culture across the airline. We all embrace the goal to reduce our carbon footprint”, said Juan Carlos Zuazua – CEO of Viva Aerobus.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Viva Aerobus and strengthen the SkyBreathe® users community in Latin America. We are convinced they have made the right choice in integrating digital solutions to enhance their fuel management program. As an active and committed airline, we do not doubt this will help them achieve their sustainable objectives”, said Alexandre Feray – OpenAirlines CEO and Founder.
Conscious of the climate situation, Viva Aerobus seeks to strengthen a much more sustainable operation by various means: a high-performance fleet comprising recent aircraft, technological tool integration, Sustainable Aviation Fuels usage, recycling, carbon offsetting, among many other efforts.
About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today it operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 77 Airbus: 45 Airbus A320 and 32 Airbus A321. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest fares in Mexico and the lowest cost structure in America, making their flights the best value offer.
For more information, please visit: www.vivaaerobus.com/en
OpenAirlines is a French clean-tech company comprising a team of highly qualified mathematicians, aeronautical engineers, data scientists, pilots, IT experts, and aircraft performance specialists who operate from its bases in Toulouse, Hong Kong, Miami, and Montreal.
They are specialized in developing digital technology to help airlines achieve their sustainability and emissions targets. They developed SkyBreathe®, a comprehensive eco-flying solution for airlines to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, today used by 57 airlines worldwide, including Air France, easyJet, DHL, Norwegian, IndiGo, flydubai, and Atlas Air.
More information: www.openairlines.com
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Flair Airlines and FLYHT Partner for Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions-related Hardware and Services
Flair Orders AFIRS Edge Hardware and SaaS Services for its Entire Fleet of Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft
CALGARY, ALBERTA – June 25, 2023. Today, Flair Airlines, Canada’s leading independent ultra-low-cost airline, and FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX-V: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF), an aerospace technology company, announced an agreement for the purchase of FLYHT’s innovative hardware and services. FLYHT will enable Flair to closely monitor its fuel and greenhouse gas emissions for every phase of flight operations, including when an aircraft is at the gate, taxiing, at idle, during takeoff and at cruise. The data allows Flair to find opportunities to increase fuel efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint on its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The two companies are headquartered in Alberta, Canada, with Flair headquartered in Edmonton, and FLYHT headquartered in Calgary. Flair Airlines serves dozens of cities across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico with an ultra-low-cost model and an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
“Flair is Canada’s greenest airline, and so we are excited to initiate this program with FLYHT, whose AFIRS Edge suite of products support our greenhouse gas emissions tracking and aggressive reductions targets,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO of Flair Airlines. “We’re proud to support a fellow Albertan aerospace company, headquartered in Calgary, which is a new base of operations for us and one of increasing importance. We also look forward to realizing benefits from the resulting improvements in operational insight and efficiencies in both customer service and on time performance.”
“This order is a significant milestone for FLYHT as we have now formally begun to commercialize our innovative 5G-enabled AFIRS Edge solution,” said Kent Jacobs, President and Interim CEO of FLYHT. “We look forward to supporting Flair Airlines as they seek to take full advantage of the power of our real-time data solutions to support their decision making.”
This is the first agreement for FLYHT’s AFIRS Edge product to be installed on a Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The AFIRS Edge is an industry-first, 5G-enabled, wireless quick access recorder, which transmits data on the ground through cellular networks. The AFIRS Edge also provides aircraft interface device functionality and allows for remote system configuration and health management as well as over-the-air updates.
The agreement includes recurring SaaS for ClearPort, FuelSense, and AFIRS Gateway services. ClearPort is a turn management optimizer that helps improve on time performance and provides Auxiliary Power Unit fuel burn management. By maximizing the efficiency of turns, aircraft utilization can be increased and continual improvement opportunities can be identified. FuelSense provides insight into how airlines are performing against their operational standards, providing additional guidance towards fuel efficiency and emissions reductions. Finally, the AFIRS Gateway system provides a portal for data and device configuration, distribution, and management.
The contract is valued at approximately US$3.6 million, provided that all products and services are delivered over the 5-year term of the agreement. FLYHT’s AFIRS Edge products were developed with the support of Alberta Innovates and with repayable funding support from PrairiesCan through its Western Innovation Initiative.
About Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines is Canada’s leading low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 35 cities across Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.flyflair.com.
About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT provides airlines with Actionable Intelligence to transform operational insight into immediate, quantifiable action, and delivers industry leading solutions to improve aviation safety, efficiency, and profitability. This unique capability is driven by a suite of patented aircraft certified hardware products. These include AFIRS™, an aircraft satcom/interface device that enables cockpit voice communications, real-time aircraft state analysis, and the transmission of aircraft data while inflight. The AFIRS Edge is a state-of-the-art 5G Wireless Quick Access Recorder (WQAR), Aircraft Interface Device (AID), and Aircraft Condition and Monitoring System (ACMS). The Edge can be interfaced with FLYHT’s TAMDAR probe or the FLYHT-WVSS-II relative humidity sensor to deliver airborne weather and humidity data in real-time.
CrossConsense, FLYHT’s wholly owned subsidiary, offers highly skilled services to the commercial aviation industry and provides preventative maintenance solutions. These include Aircraft Fleet View, a native application that gives a real-time view of airline fleet status; AviationDW, a managed data warehouse for enhanced business intelligence; and ACSIS, a visualization and predictive maintenance alerting tool.
FLYHT is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and is an AS9100 Quality registered company. CrossConsense, located in Frankfurt, Germany, is an ISO9001 certified operation. For more information, visit www.flyht.com.
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easyJet implements NAVBLUE Optimize suite application IDLE Factor Optimizer (IFO) on its daily operations. This digital application, developed by NAVBLUE, focuses on optimizing the FMS descent prediction, providing up to 20kg of fuel savings –and associated emissions reductions- on every descent of each aircraft when connected to the Airbus Skywise platform.
Combining Airbus’ DPO Descent Profile Optimizer and IDLE Factor Optimizer, Easyjet will reach lasting operational benefits to fly an optimum descent profile.
”We are glad to take our descent efficiency to the next stage thanks to NAVBLUE and Skywise. This solution supports our commitment to continue to reduce our carbon emissions from flying.” David Buckley, Aircraft Performance & Flight Efficiencies Manager stated.
Play with the NAVBLUE IDLE Factor Optimizer – Value Calculator to discover your potential fuel and emission saving.
About easyJet: easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats. Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.
About NAVBLUE: NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations & Air Traffic Management Solutions and services for airlines, airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), on the ground and onboard. NAVBLUE combines aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity, for a safe and sustainable aviation. NAVBLUE delivers a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 500 customers worldwide, in a range of areas, including digital cockpit operations, Operations Control Centre (OCC) systems, Flight Ops Engineering, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Air Traffic Management (ATM). NAVBLUE employs 465 employees spread across the world, with offices in Canada, France, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK and US and representatives in several other countries across the globe.
Discover NAVBLUE’s solutions here: https://www.navblue.aero
The 4th edition of OpenDay, the SkyBreathe® User Conference, has taken place in March 2023 in the beautiful city of Toulouse!
Over 60 aviation professionals from 30 airlines gathered in the “Pink City”, home of OpenAirlines and the renowned capital of aeronautics, for three days of fuel efficiency.
Pioneering a sustainable future for aviation
This event occurred as airlines strive to reduce their environmental footprint to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 while remaining competitive in the market. OpenAirlines’ eco-flying solutions hold significant importance in this scenario, as reflected by the widespread implementation of SkyBreathe®, adopted by 56 airlines globally.
The decarbonization of aviation is a major undertaking for which the entire sector must come together, as discussed in our recently published ebook “Decarbonizing Aviation Mission Possible”. That’s why we brought together key players in airline operations during our OpenDay “Together We Are Pioneers” to meet, discuss and imagine new practices to reduce fuel use and lower CO2 emissions from flights.
The biggest fuel efficiency conference to date!
OpenDay is held every year and a half and brings together all users of the SkyBreathe® fuel efficiency tool. Previous OpenDays were held in Paris in 2015, Reykjavik in 2017, Dubai in 2018, and the 2020 event was canceled due to Covid. This year, it took place in Toulouse on March 20, 21, and 22, 2023, and was our biggest fuel efficiency event yet! It was held in our offices near Capitole, at the Meeting Lab and Aeroscopia, the Aeronautics Museum we had privatized for the occasion.
OpenDay is an essential meeting for all our customers who wish to tackle the decarbonization of air transport and discover the latest innovations in the field, obtain more advice and techniques to improve their operations and reduce their CO2 emissions and fuel bill. This year, the 60 participants from30 airlines of all shapes and sizes (low-cost, flag carriers, cargo…) had the unique opportunity to connect with their peers from over 25 countries.
Why SkyBreathe® community members attend OpenDay?
OpenDay is a unique opportunity for members of the SkyBreathe® community to:
- Network with their peers and cross-fertilize experience to improve their efficiency and reduce their airline’s environmental impact.
- Discover current solutions of the SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform and co-create future innovations and developments.
- Learn from the community and gain new perspectives through feedback sessions with Atlas Air, Air France, and easyJet.
- Grow their skills with decarbonization masterclasses, software training, personalized meetings, and workshops led by our fuel experts.
OpenDay in the press
The SkyBreathe® User Conference attracted a lot of media attention from the local and industry press:
OpenAirlines is honored to welcome Damien Cazé, Director General of Civil Aviation, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. This date marks the beginning of several territorial decarbonization meetings undertaken by the French air transport regulatory authority, the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), and the Observatoire de l’Aviation Durable (OAD). The nationwide tour aims to explore the network of French innovation and initiatives to decarbonize air travel. Their visit to OpenAirlines is an opportunity to:
- highlight the company’s concrete digital solution for airlines’ decarbonization;
- introduce the mission of the newly created Sustainable Aviation Observatory, whose intent is to collect and share data on the climatic impact of air transport as well as to meet and support the players of decarbonization;
- and finally, have an open discussion on the topic: “Decarbonized aviation: an exciting challenge for young graduates, committed to rebuilding a resilient aviation sector.”
Choosing OpenAirlines as their first destination is a great recognition of our company’s impact, innovative approach, and digital expertise. OpenAirlines is the 2nd most impactful cleantech company across all sectors in France for reducing CO2 emissions.
Within ten years, our AI-driven eco-flying solution SkyBreathe® has become the world’s leading fuel efficiency solution. Today, 56 airlines of all shapes and sizes use our solution and achieve outstanding results: the SkyBreathe® community saved 325,600t of fuel, preventing 1,026,000t of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in 2022.
Data collection and Analysis
As we move into 2023 and beyond, data is fast becoming the lifeblood of many global industries. With aviation being no exception, data-centric trends are fuelling a wide range of operational and strategic decisions that can make or break an airline’s success. By harnessing the power of data collection and analysis airlines can optimise their operations, enhance customer satisfaction, and soar above the competition.
Flight operation software acts as a data powerhouse, recording, processing, and storing information in a central database. This helps airlines to monitor and optimise everything from flight schedules and fuel consumption to maintenance schedules and crew management. In short, having quality data collection and analysis at their fingertips will allow airlines to streamline their operations and stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly digital world.
Effective and timely communication is the backbone of any successful team, especially in the fast-paced world of airline flight operations. With so many departments working together simultaneously, efficient communication is essential
Flight ops software connects these departments in real-time allowing data to flow seamlessly, saving time, and allowing all team members to access the critical data they need, precisely when they need it.
For example, flight schedulers can create a flight plan which is then sent to the dispatcher for approval. Schedulers create a flight plan to which dispatchers get instant access allowing them to monitor flights ahead of time. Once the flight is approved, the crew are scheduled and automatically updated on their schedule and duties and the necessary flight services are added. With all the data securely processed and stored, relevant parties can access the information needed with just a few clicks.
Safety & Compliance
For airlines, maintaining standards and adhering to regulations can be a challenge. It’s a difficult task that requires a significant amount of time and coordination across multiple departments, not to mention the added complexity for airlines with international operations. With so many moving parts, ensuring that safety and compliance standards are met is no small feat.
One of the main issues with paper-based systems is that valuable information and data are locked away in storage, making it difficult to analyse. This leads to laborious audits and makes carrying out analytical reports a painstaking process. Flight Ops software suites can offer a centralised and easily accessible database for all critical business information which streamline these processes. Thus, allowing you to identify errors and inefficiencies while highlighting trends in the data to build predictive systems and optimize many areas of your operations.
Another way the software can help with compliance is by keeping track of all checks and revalidations. Airlines can help their teams to keep track of all required certifications, training, and revalidations and notify them of any upcoming expiries to ensure that you stay compliant and avoid shortages.
Optimise for Efficiency
We’ve discussed how flight ops software can enhance efficiency through seamless communications and connectivity, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The real power of these software suites is in their ability to analyse data and turn it into actionable insights. By creating a centralised database that can be easily searched, management can dive deep into the details and pinpoint precisely the issues affecting performance and profitability. With a clearer understanding of the issues at hand, leaders can make better-informed decisions to drive positive change.
The software can also be configured to automate and optimise processes within certain departments. Take sales for example, the software automatically pulls data from different departments to calculate variables such as distance, flight times, fuel usage, charges, and more to generate quotes that ensure profitability all in a matter of seconds.
Repetitive, time-intensive tasks, like data entry and processing are streamlined, reducing the chance for human error and freeing up time for more important tasks.
With companion apps for crew schedules and documentation, your flight crew stay up to date on their schedules, hotel bookings, and leave requests, even when on the move. Dispatchers get an overview of the entire operational status, making it simple to manage airport slots, flight status, checklists, and arrival services while schedulers can visualise the entire fleet in real time allowing them to deduce free capacity and optimise planning.
From improving operational efficiency, ensuring compliance, and providing real-time data and analytics, the advantages of flight ops software are clear. By leveraging these tools, companies can streamline their operations, enhance decision-making, and ultimately provide better services to their customers. With the constantly evolving technological landscape, it is essential for aviation companies to embrace these solutions to stay competitive in an industry fast undergoing its own digital transformation.
Conscious of the impact of its activities on the environment, Luxair has taken an additional step in its journey towards carbon neutrality by launching a new partnership with StorkJet, which provides a convenient, reliable and precise tool for flight optimisation, to reduce its environmental footprint and promote a greener aviation.
By announcing its cooperation with the Polish company, StorkJet, specialized in aircraft performance and fuel efficiency, Luxair, for whom sustainability is a priority to be achieved, strengthens its development in the most sustainable and efficient spirit. Indeed, thanks to artificial intelligence, StorkJet developed a pool of software able to identify the saving opportunities for airlines, allowing them to optimize their operations. Through its partnership, Luxair chose to optimize both Boeing 737 and Dash 8 fleet with a package including 3 programs: AdvancedAPM, FuelPro and FlyGuide, which will help the airline achieve its support to the promise of “Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050”, submitted by IATA (International Air Transport Association) in October 2021.
AdvancedAPM is an aircraft performance monitoring tool which will help to encompass the fuel planning policy for each aircraft (including Boeing 737 and Dash 8) and for each flight, by providing key indicators about the fleet performance degradation. In this way, Luxair will not only be able to fly more efficiently, but will also increase the level of safety offered to its customers.
Added to this performance software, Luxair will also use FuelPro, a fuel consumption monitoring tool, that emphasizes several fuel initiatives related to all phases of a flight: flight planning, taxi, take-off, climb, cruise, descent and landing. Thanks to the analysis of all flights performed, Luxair will optimize its operations and dispatch efficiently its fleet of 19 aircrafts, which will soon be completed by two new Boeing 737-8 aircraft to be delivered in first quarter 2026. Meanwhile, as a bride solution, Luxair will temporarily lease from Boeing two other 37-8 which will be operated by its own crews, until the delivery of new aircraft. With FuelPro, Luxair can optimize also flight speeds and altitudes for Dash 8 fleet, which is an innovation offered only by StorkJet.
As part of the next step of the partnership, StorkJet will provide the FlyGuide app, where the pilots will be able to analyze their own flights and highlight the improvement axis for fuel savings. As the first actors directly involved in fuel consumption are the pilots, FlyGuide will help Luxair connect efficiency matters to those who directly master the fuel consumption, thus introducing awareness at the core of the process.
“The future of our company and of aviation rely on our capability to maximize environmental efficiency, dealing with the appearing stakes of our time. Flying in the most responsible mind-set depicts the most important of these new stakes, in which Luxair dedicates the highest means. Alongside StorkJet, Luxair is proud to be a part of a global involvement for a more environmentally friendly future.” said Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO.
“We’re thrilled to work with Luxair to provide our expertise and data-driven insights to optimize their fuel usage and enhance their overall operational efficiency. This partnership is a proof of the effectiveness of our technology and our commitment to creating sustainable solutions for the aviation industry.” said Renata Niedziela, StorkJet CEO.
A few words about Luxair:
Founded in 1961, Luxair is a key player in the economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. Passenger air transport is probably the most well-known activity of the general public. Luxair offers fast air service to most major cities, business centres and international hubs in Europe. The airline offers maximum flexibility to its business customers and quality travel to its leisure customers. Luxair’s tour operator offers a wide range of packages and themed holidays through its tourism division. Luxair is also the provider of airport services at Luxembourg Airport and its air cargo division handles all kinds of goods with ease and efficiency
A few words about StorkJet:
StorkJet helps airlines save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by utilizing data coming from the aircraft. With strong research background, based on reinvesting 60% of the turnover in R&D and four EU research grants, the company developed the most precise aircraft performance models on the market. With this technology, StorkJet has optimized over 5 million flights. As a result, their clients save 61 million dollars and reduce CO2 emissions by 168 thousand tons each year. StorkJet’s software portfolio consists of :
- AdvancedAPM, Aircraft Performance Monitoring for accurate fuel planning,
- FuelPro, which helps gain savings across 44 fuel initiatives from all flight phases
- FlyGuide, an EFB application for pilots, which helps them plan the flight in an optimum way, select optimum speeds and altitudes and gives intuitive feedback after the flight.
In 2021, StorkJet has been selected as the best technology company in the world and in 2022 has won European price for mobility, organized by the EU Parliament.
Lufthansa Systems and Aerolíneas Argentinas extend partnership for Lido Flight 4D, NetLine/Load extended to NetLine/Load RampMobile Solution
- Aerolíneas Argentinas renews contracts for Lido Flight 4D, NetLine/Load and adds NetLine/Load RampMobile Solution
- Lido Flight 4D optimizes the route while taking current flight-related data into account
- NetLine/Load maximizes efficiencies through advanced load planning
Raunheim, 9th May 2023. Lufthansa Systems announced that the Argentinian airline Aerolíneas Argentinas has renewed its partnership with Lufthansa Systems by extending the contract for Lido Flight 4D and for NetLine/Load. Additionally the newly contracted RampMobile Solution gives the implemented NetLine/Load application a new workflow and collaboration perspective.
Lido Flight 4D is a highly effective flight planning tool that enables airline dispatchers to evaluate optimal flight routes, considering current flight-related data such as fuel consumption, costs, and flying time. It allows for individual optimization of flight phases and offers a range of automation options, from fully manual to fully automatic. The solution is equipped with advanced features such as real-time data updates, weather data integration, and fuel price updates, providing accurate and up-to-date flight plans.
NetLine/Load consolidates all load parameters including regulations, technical aircraft data, passengers, baggage and cargo, operational schedule and flight planning information in order to increase productivity, improve turnaround-time and maximize fuel efficiency. Furthermore, it optimizes load distribution to achieve the best center of gravity, maximizing aircraft-fuel efficiency. The additional module NetLine/Load RampMobile supports ramp staff by simplifying the load control workflow. Ramp agents can update the core weight and balance system directly from the apron, resulting in a paperless, more efficient and less error-prone load control process.
“We are looking forward to continue working alongside our valued customer, Aerolíneas Argentinas, and thus maintaining our position in South America. This partnership highlights the ongoing trust our customers place in us as a leading provider of aviation IT-solutions,”Genaro Zarazua, CEO of Lufthansa Systems North and South America.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider determined to shape the future of digital aviation. It draws its unique strengths from its ability to combine profound industry know-how with forward-looking technological expertise and has lived by its slogan “We’re into IT” for more than 25 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the company offers its more than 350 customers an extensive range of successful IT products and services for the aviation industry, many of which are market leaders. Lufthansa Systems’ pioneering portfolio covers all of an airline’s business processes – in the flight deck, in the cabin and on the ground. As a tech company and airline IT provider, Lufthansa Systems is committed to identifying its own environmental footprint and improving that of its airline customers across the globe. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems employs around 2,800 people at its locations in 16 countries.
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Information Design One announces significant progress in the development of aFuel, the world’s largest digital fueling network, over the past months.
Our team has worked tirelessly over the last months to improve aFuel and expand the network of connected airports. We are pleased to report that we have made significant strides in both areas.
Some of the key highlights of our progress include:
#1 – CNAF joining aFuel network: We successfully completed the integration of China’s national into-plane agent, enabling full aFuel coverage at all international airports in China. Both CNAF and ID1 are happy about the finalization and are looking forward to a great cooperation in the future.
#2 – eSignature roll-out: aFuel now fully supports an eSignature process that aligns with the eIDAS legislation defined by the European Union. With the qualified eSignature on every digital fuel slip aFuel is able to replace the traditional paper in all business areas.
3# – aFuel Cockpit: In January 2023, we started with the development of our new aFuel Cockpit application. The app is designed to make a digital fueling process as accessible for worldwide airlines as possible. The app will be available by the end of Q2 2023. In case you are interested in an early preview, feel free to contact us.
Including the latest additions to the aFuel network, our system is now available at 130 airports in 28 countries, while offering existing integrations with 34 into-plane agents worldwide.
We are excited about the progress we have made and look forward to sharing more updates with you in the upcoming issue of this journal. We remain committed to expanding the aFuel functionality and network further to deliver the best possible product to the aviation industry.
Thank you for your continued support.
aFuel Product Manager
OpenAirlines and the GreenPilot movement are publishing “Decarbonizing Aviation Mission Possible,” a must-read book for all industry professionals and air travel enthusiasts interested in learning more about the challenges and solutions to decarbonize the aviation sector. Click here to download your free copy!
Reducing the carbon impact of aviation is at the heart of OpenAirlines’ mission. Every day, we put our hearts into helping airlines to reduce their fuel consumption with our eco-flying solution SkyBreathe® adopted by 56 airlines today. Last year, we helped our customers prevent 1,026,000 tons of CO2 from going into the atmosphere and save 325,600 tons of fuel thanks to digital technology!
Despite being significant figures, these numbers only account for a small fraction of the aviation sector’s total carbon emissions, which make up 2-3% of global CO2 emissions. We know that improving operations is only a part of the solution, and it will take a collective effort from the industry to reach our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. That’s why in 2018, we launched the Green Pilot movement, a global community of pilots, aviation professionals, and airlines uniting to promote sustainable aviation.
Today, driven by the urgency to act in the face of climate change, we publish the book “Decarbonizing Aviation Mission Possible.” Written by Alexandre Feray, OpenAirlines’ founder & CEO, this educational resource overviews the latest technologies, policies, and initiatives aimed at decarbonizing the aviation sector. From biofuels to hydrogen aircraft, the book explores the different pathways to stop aviation’s carbon dependency with a mix of short and long-term solutions.
Convinced that we must put our heads together to succeed, we called on top industry experts to take part in the project. Coming from various organizations that lead the charge in sustainable aviation, including ZeroAvia, Air France, Carbone 4, Eurocontrol, and the Solar Impulse Foundation, to name a few, they offer a unique perspective on the most effective ways to reduce emissions.
The Decarbonizing Aviation Mission Possible ebook is available now.
Are you ready to join the movement toward sustainable aviation?
“People of goodwill who are passionate about aviation and care about the planet, may you put all your heart and energy into this adventure and join the forces that prove that decarbonizing aviation is mission possible.”
Alexandre Feray – Author of “Decarbonizing Aviation Mission Possible” and OpenAirlines’ Founder and CEO.