After Hong Kong in 2015 and Miami in 2017, OpenAirlines continues its geographic expansion. The French cleantech has announced the opening of its third subsidiary office located in Montreal, Canada.
This decision aligns with the company’s DNA to maintain a close relationship with its customers. It also helps minimize the carbon emissions from long-haul flights between Europe and America. So far, 50 airlines have integrated the SkyBreathe 360° eco-flying platform in their operations, and OpenAirlines’ solution is now used in over 34 countries. The opening of the new office will support the company’s growth as they cover an increasing number of territories.
Olivier Paillot has been appointed Regional Account Director Americas and will be at the head of this new office. He graduated with an MSc in Air Transport Management from ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile). He has 20+ years of experience working for software companies implementing mission-critical Flight Ops software to airlines. For the past eight years, he has worked for OpenAirlines, helping airlines save fuel worldwide. He moved to Canada in 2018 to support local customers and develop OpenAirlines’ presence in the Americas.
"I am delighted to take on the role of Regional Account Director Americas. I have a long history with OpenAirlines, and I am excited to continue writing it in the Americas. There is incredible momentum in sustainable aviation right now, so we need to work closely with our clients to help them optimize fuel savings. I also feel it is important to deploy our expertise further in North and South America to accelerate the transition towards net-zero carbon aviation,” said Olivier Paillot. “Due to our growing customer base in the Americas, we needed an additional point of contact and we have started hiring new talents here in Montreal to support local activities".
Regional Account Director Americas at OpenAirlines
Based on the observation that every year, nearly 660 million tons of CO2 are emitted by airplanes globally - representing 20 000kg of CO2 per second, OpenAirlines decided to develop innovative solutions to help airlines reduce their environmental impact and costs.
OpenAirlines has drawn on seven years of R&D before launching its eco-flying software SkyBreathe®. Relying on Big Data algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, the software automatically analyzes the large sum of data available in aircraft black boxes to provide recommendations to airlines and pilots that help them reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
In 2018, OpenAirlines continues its growth and begins the development of a new module, called SkyBreathe® OnBoard, designed to be embedded in the cockpit to give recommendations to pilots in real-time.
In 2021, the platform is completed by SkyBreathe® APM, an innovative solution that continuously monitors aircraft performance with an up-to-date view of the entire fleet’s health.
Today, SkyBreathe® is the most widely used eco-flying solution in the world. Its active community federates more than 50 airlines across the planet, including Air France, easyJet, DHL, Norwegian, IndiGo, flydubai, and Atlas Air. In 2019, its customers saved more than 590,000 tons of CO2 and 150 million USD.
More information: www.openairlines.com
Solveig Moisan, Head of Marketing and Communication