Azul selects SkyBreathe® to improve fuel efficiency and CO2 impact
São Paulo, January 23, 2023 – Azul, the first Brazilian airline in a number of destinations, is excited to announce the implementation of SkyBreathe®, the world’s leading fuel efficiency software. The new fuel management system will help the airline improve efficiency and reduce costs by accurately tracking and analyzing fuel usage on the ground and during flights.
The SkyBreathe® 360° eco-flying platform developed by the French cleantech company OpenAirlines uses advanced algorithms, AI, and machine learning to automatically analyze the billions of flight data generated by the 167 aircraft operated by Azul. SkyBreathe® also considers variables such as weather conditions, payload, and flight routes to produce highly accurate fuel metrics. By identifying the most relevant fuel-saving opportunities, the AI-driven software could lead to up to 5% fuel savings and improve the overall efficiency of Azul's operations.
The platform empowers each member of the fuel team – flight operations engineers, dispatchers, maintenance engineers, pilots, and chief pilots – to implement the best fuel efficiency practices across the airline’s operations. The collaborative and user-friendly interface is designed for operators to see their actual environmental performances and remaining fuel-saving potential at a glance for quick decision-making. Pilots also benefit from a dedicated user-friendly mobile app called MyFuelCoach™ to debrief on each fuel-saving best practice applied during a flight and prepare for their next flight.
“We are excited to roll out this innovative fuel management system, which will help us reduce fuel costs but also allow us to operate more sustainably," says Diogo Youssef, Flight Operations Engineering & Dispatch SR Manager at Azul.
"Creating a sustainable business is fundamental to our long-term growth; to do that, we are always working to reduce the impact on the planet. This new system is a key tool to support and enable fuel efficiency practices so that we can play our full part in tackling climate change."
“At OpenAirlines, we take our responsibility seriously to help lead aviation industry efforts to decarbonize their flights. We are delighted about this partnership with Azul, as they are committed to a sustainable future, it is the first airline in Brazil to join the SkyBreathe® community, and we hope they will inspire many more to join them in the global race to fight the climate crisis“, says Alexandre Feray, CEO and founder of OpenAirlines.
Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL) is Brazil's largest airline in a number of flights and destinations served, with more than 900 flights per day to more than 150 cities.
With an operational fleet of more than 160 aircraft and more than 14,000 crew members, Azul flies more than 300 direct regional, domestic and international routes. In 2022, Azul was named the most on-time airline in the world, according to the OnTime Performance-OTP Review report by Cirium - the world's leading reference for operational data in the aviation industry. In addition, in 2020, Azul was elected the best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice, being the only Brazilian carrier to be awarded with both prestigious industry recognitions. For more information, visit www.voeazul.com.br/ri.
OpenAirlines is a French clean-tech company comprising a team of highly-qualified mathematicians, aeronautical engineers, data scientists, pilots, IT experts, and aircraft performance specialists who operate from its bases in Toulouse, Hong Kong, Miami, and Montreal.
They are specialized in developing digital technology to help airlines achieve their sustainability and emissions targets. They developed SkyBreathe®, a comprehensive eco-flying solution for airlines to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, today used by 51 airlines worldwide, including Air France, easyJet, DHL, Norwegian, IndiGo, flydubai, and Atlas Air.