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OF FLIGHT . 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 .
Improving the climb phase of a flight
As part of the new partnership and through the ‘ Digital Day of Operations ’ portfolio , SITA is also offering Safety Line ’ s OptiClimb software . OptiClimb uses tail-specific Machine Learning performance models in combination with 4D weather forecasts , to recommend customised 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 5 – 6 % are possible for each flight without affecting passenger safety or comfort . On a yearly basis , this could reduce CO 2 emissions by several thousands of tons and operational costs by several million dollars , depending on the size of the airline fleet . Safety Line estimates that 5.6 million tons of CO 2 could be avoided if all airlines in the world were to use OptiClimb .
Technology and industry collaboration for more sustainable aviation
Sébastien Fabre , CEO for SITA FOR AIRCRAFT , said : “ We at SITA continue to seek smarter ways to use existing and new technologies and collaborate with partners in the air transport industry with the goal of making airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly .
“ The partnership with Safety Line is another important step for us that will enable airlines to embrace the digital shift that is needed to reinvent the operation of aircraft . It is about adopting more sustainable and costeffective practices .”
Sustainability and a sharp focus on costefficiency , along with safety and security will remain the top priorities for airlines in the COVID-19 era .
Pierre Jouniaux , Founder and CEO of Safety Line , said : “ We are delighted to partner with SITA , because pilots and airlines can
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