Fuel consumption is at its highest during the climb phase which offers the most potential for optimization.Thanks to OptiClimb, airlines can optimize their climb profiles and reduce their fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions.Save up to 10% fuel during climb.
When Data Science meets fuel savings
There is up to 10% difference between the individual performance of different aircraft of the same type. Historical Blackbox or «QAR» data allows to build more accurate Machine Learning performance models for each aircraft.
Climb Profile Optimization
The target is to reach the same point in ground distance at the same time with a more efficient trajectory.
Eco-flying the aircraft
As per the OptiClimb Climb Profile issued ahead of each flight, 2 speeds are inserted by the crew into the FMS or FCU at different altitudes to get closer to the optimal climb trajectory.
The optimization process takes into account the limitations of the approved flight envelope. The aircraft flies in accordance with the manufacturer’s flight manual and applicable regulations.
“What about ATC constraints?”
The climb schedule starts beyond SID when departure constraints are no longer affecting the flight. When possible, OptiClimb can be used as soon as the aircraft is in clean configuration. The climb profiles that are used do not change the time needed to climb. There is thus no conflict with ATC requirements when OptiClimb is used.
“What happens if there is a last minute change of aircraft weight?”
Depending on communication devices available at the gate, a new Climb Profile can be issued at any time before the aircraft departure.