Sepang, 30th January 2020 – AirAsia is implementing digital solutions developed by Paris-based Safety Line to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. This initiative not only offsets carbon emissions but also proactively reduces them while also reducing costs.
The OptiFlight-In-flight guidance, a unique suite of digital solutions, optimises all flight phases while OptiClimb saves up to 3 percent of climb fuel, reducing the fleet’s carbon footprint by at least 73,000 tons of CO2 per year.
These implemented solutions are in addition to the OptiFlight Innovation Partnership which AirAsia joined in September 2019. The partnership provided further flight optimisation opportunities such as the trial implementation of OptiDirect, which recommends adjustments to pilots based on historical tracks flown and forecasted weather on the route.
Javed Malik, AirAsia Group Chief Operations Officer, stated AirAsia’s commitment to improving operational efficiency and to becoming a digital airline in all aspects in line with their focus on innovation and sustainability, and expressed their excitement to be Asia’s first airline to implement OptiClimb.
Pierre Jouniaux, Safety Line Founder & CEO, said it was a privilege to have AirAsia as a customer while describing both the fuel efficiency challenges of AirAsia flights as well as how the implemented solutions would use flight data and artificial intelligence to calculate various factors to optimise performance.