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SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Safety Line
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Safety Line

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Safety Line

We partnered with Safety Line on OptiFlight, a suite of software solutions to limit emissions by reducing fuel consumption across all stages of a flight.

Partner
Safety Line

Market
Airlines

Country
France

Products/Services Engaged

We partnered with Safety Line on OptiFlight, a suite of software solutions to limit emissions by reducing fuel consumption across all stages of a flight.

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT has partnered with start-up Safety Line since 2020 to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and operational costs by reducing aircraft fuel consumption at key flight stages.

A flight can be roughly divided into three phases: climb, cruise and descent. Safety Line has made it its mission to help save aircraft fuel and reduce CO2 emissions during all these flight phases with a software suite called OptiFlight.

Safety Line’s software solutions for the cruise phase, OptiSpeed, OptiDirect and OptiLevel, collectively called OptiCruise, have been integrated in SITA FOR AIIRCRAFT’s widely-used eWAS Pilot mobile application, part of its ‘Digital Day of Operations’ portfolio.

OptiCruise allows pilots and airlines to achieve significant fuel savings and carbon emission reductions. OptiSpeed shows pilots the fuel and time impact of speed variations with the objective of on-time arrival at the best fuel/time ratio, while OptiDirect recommends shortcuts based on historical flight data and indicates possible fuel and time savings. OptiLevel advises pilots on the best initial flight level and cruise level changes, taking tailwinds and headwinds into account.

As part of this new partnership, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT now also offers Safety Line’s OptiClimb software. OptiClimb uses tail-specific machine learning performance models in combination with 4D weather forecasts, to recommend customized speed changes at different altitudes for each climb. The software predicts fuel burn in tens of thousands of possible flight scenarios and then issues recommended climb speeds to pilots ahead of each flight.

Safety Line data shows that climb fuel savings of up to six per cent are possible for each flight without affecting passenger safety or comfort. On a yearly basis, this could reduce CO2 emissions by several thousands of tons and operational costs by several million dollars, depending on the size of the airline fleet.

“We are delighted to partner with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, because pilots and airlines can now easily access our smart technology through SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s ‘Digital Day of Operations’ portfolio and work towards more sustainable aviation. We look forward to delivering further innovation through this collaboration to save fuel and improve cost-efficiency at every stage of flight.” - Pierre Jouniaux, founder and CEO of Safety Line.

Find out more about Safety Line by visiting the company website.