easyJet Turns to Big Data Software to Cut Carbon Footprint of Aviation
easyJet announced today an agreement to adopt eco-flying software solutions provider OpenAirlines’ fuel management solution to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions of fleet, as part of a wider ambition to cut its carbon footprint from flying across Europe.
Alexandre Feray, CEO, OpenAirlines, said:
“Today, our industry faces many challenges, but also an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way we fly. It is more important than ever for airlines to operate more sustainably and easyJet is taking full responsibility and leading the way to address the carbon impact from its flights. We’re delighted to be working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated partner.”
OpenAirlines’ cloud-based and artificial intelligence & big data-driven solution SkyBreathe automatically analyzes the large sum of data available in aircraft black boxes to provide recommendations to airlines and pilots that help them reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
SkyBreathe will analyze and collect data from easyJet’s aircraft and combine them with data from payload, weather conditions, maintenance, flight paths, and Air Traffic Control. The solution will identify fuel-saving opportunities and generate insights shared with all stakeholders through synthetic dashboards.
The solution also allows for the implementation of the most efficient procedures on the ground (pushback, taxi, takeoff, turnaround) and during flight (climb, cruise, approach, landing) to further maximize carbon reduction.
Captain David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations at easyJet, said:
“easyJet has committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050 and so we are working with a range of partners to reduce our carbon emissions today as well as accelerate the development of carbon-free technology in the future. The adoption of SkyBreathe enables us to more easily identify where improvements can be made now, which will play an important role in reducing our carbon emissions with immediate and concrete results. We continue to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all our flights.”
According to OpenAirlines, SkyBreathe enables airlines to save fuel and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 5%. Existing SkyBreathe airline customers include Air France, Norwegian, IndiGo, Flydubai, ad Atlas Air, among others.