Royal Air Maroc Saves Fuel and Reduces its Carbon Emissions Thanks to SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency

26 Jul, 2016, 05:00 ET from OpenAirlines

TOULOUSE, France, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Moroccan National carrier Royal Air Maroc has just implemented SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency, OpenAirlines eco-flying solution which aims to assess flight efficiency and to substantially reduce the fuel consumption of their aircraft.

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Thanks to Big Data algorithms, the software automatically analyses the available data of each flight, then coupled with real operational conditions (onboard weight, loading, weather forecast during flight, trajectory, imperatives of air traffic control, aircraft degradation, etc.), in order to assess flight efficiency and thus calculate the reduction in fuel use. Based on this information, airlines will be able easily to implement the most appropriate best practices to reduce their fuel consumption. The main operational actors (technical, handling, studies) and the pilots will be active contributors through a system showing detailed reports of their performance.

Has the outcome of the preliminary studies carried as a part of the project, the implementation of SkyBreathe® will enable the airline to ensure a reduction up to 3.5% in their fuel consumption before year 2020.

Many airlines, throughout the world, have chosen Skybreathe® fuel efficiency, one of the most advanced solutions in the market in terms of environmental effectiveness. This innovative software enables a reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of between 2 and 5%, a strategic expense for the airlines given that fuel accounts for some 30% of their costs.

About Royal Air Maroc : 

Founded in 1957, the National Airline Royal Air Maroc, flies to more than 100 destination in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, from its hub Casablanca. Thanks to a young fleet of 53 planes, the airline ensures the transport of more than 6 millions passengers each year.

Royal Air Maroc places the fight for the environment among their priorities. The national airline has a huge programme of updating and re-equipping the fleet (average age 8 years) in order to offer cleaner and more efficient air travel. The fleet is equipped with silent reactors, more comfortable for passengers and more ergonomic for crews.

To contribute to a cap on CO2 emissions, in accordance with European Directive (2008/101/EC), Royal Air Maroc has a Fuel Management Department which implements actions aimed at reducing fuel consumption. It launched in 2008 a huge program of transversal actions involving all the departments of the company in order to reduce the fuel consumption from 5 to 7%.

About OpenAirlines :

OpenAirlines was founded in Toulouse, France, in 2006 to meet the needs of airlines wishing to optimize their flight operations and reduce costs. Leveraging a team of airline specialists, it offers innovative software solutions to save fuel (SkyBreathe®), manage crews (CrewIntelligence™ and CrewPad™) and fleet (OptiFleet™).

Contact: Alexandre Feray - Phone: +33-531-615-210 - alexandre.feray@openairlines.com

SOURCE OpenAirlines