AirAsia’s new digital solutions to improve efficiency, reduce carbon footprint

In line with its continued focus on innovation and sustainability, AirAsia is taking its environmental responsibilities a step further by implementing digital solutions that are aimed at further improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Developed by Paris-based Safety Line, the OptiFlight-In-flight guidance is a unique suite of digital solutions that optimises all flight phases. Following extensive validation tests, it has implemented OptiClimb which will save up to 3% of its climb fuel, potentially representing a fleetwide carbon footprint reduction of at least 73,000 tons of CO2 per year.

“Leverage flight data.”

Javed Malik, chief operations officer of AirAsia Group said: “We are making every effort to improve our operational efficiency and become a digital airline in all aspects of our business including flight operations, and OptiFlight will allow us to leverage vast amounts of flight data with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions. We are excited to be the very first airline to implement OptiClimb in Asia and continue to look at new ways to innovate and further reduce our carbon footprint.”

In addition to implementing OptiClimb, the airline has joined the OptiFlight Innovation Partnership in September 2019 which provides further flight optimisation opportunities that will be explored in all flight phases

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