Scandinavian Airlines Ireland Ltd (SAS Ireland), Irish subsidiary of Scandinavia’s leading airline, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), announced the successful implementation of OpenAirlines’ SkyBreathe® eco-flying solution to pursue their commitment to sustainable development.
SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to automatically analyze billions of data points from Flight Recorders. By combining them with data from the actual flight conditions (Payload, weather conditions, flight path, ATC constraints, etc.), the software identifies the most relevant saving opportunities.
Based on this information, SAS Ireland benefits from an accurate and deep understanding of fuel usage through all phases of flight to implement the most efficient procedures without compromising safety.
SAS Ireland joins the large community of airlines adopting SkyBreathe® to improve their fuel efficiency, including Norwegian, Malaysia Airlines, Transavia and Atlas Air.
Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Ireland) aircraft photo gallery:
Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:
SAS and Airbus have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. This is a unique cooperation to establish the requirements for the next generation of sustainable aircraft. The project aims to gain an understanding of the introduction of hybrid-electric aircraft for large-scale commercial use.
The partnership involves a joint research project where SAS and Airbus will work together to build knowledge of the opportunities and challenges regarding operations and infrastructure linked to large scale introduction of hybrid and electric aircraft in commercial traffic.
“We are proud of our ambitious sustainability work and are now pleased that Airbus has chosen SAS to partner up with us for this future project. If this becomes a reality, it will revolutionize emissions”, says Rickard Gustafson, CEO, SAS.
SAS has for decades worked to reduce emissions and worked hard and focused towards a more sustainable flying. SAS’s goal is to reduce emissions by 25 per cent by 2030, mainly by modernizing the fleet and increasing the use of biofuels. We see electric aircraft as the next step beyond the current technology.
“We are delighted to be embarking on this partnership with SAS,” said Grazia Vittadini, Airbus Chief Technology Officer. “Leveraging our respective expertise to explore the potential of hybrid-electric propulsion opportunities in our aviation eco-system.”
The collaboration also includes an ambition to involve a renewable energy supplier to ensure genuine zero emissions operations.
SAS Group has issued its annual report:
SAS has simplified its aircraft fleet considerably over the last few years; today, it has three aircraft types under SAS’s own traffic license. The aircraft fleet consists of Boeing 737 NGs, the Airbus A320 family and Airbus A330/A340s. In addition, SAS wet-leases 33 aircraft through strategic business partners.
As of October 31, 2017, SAS had aircraft orders for 18 Airbus A320neos and eight Airbus A350-900s for delivery up through 2021.
Of the remaining aircraft order for 18 Airbus A320neos, SAS has financed eight aircraft through sale and leaseback. In addition, SAS has begun financing the remaining ten Airbus A320neos and the eight Airbus A350s.
In January 2017, SAS decided to establish a new air operator certificate (AOC) in Ireland (see photo above). SAS also decided to establish bases in London and Malaga, where a total of nine Airbus A320neos are planned for deployment. The first AOC was granted in December 2017, and the first flight took place that same month from the base in London. The first flight from the base in Malaga is planned for the summer of 2018.
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Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Ireland) Airbus A320-251N WL EI-SIA (msn 7897) LHR (SPA). Image: 940744.
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