Royal Brunei Airlines to deploy OpenAirlines' fuel efficiency solution

Royal Brunei Airlines, the national flagship carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has boosted its commitment to environmental protection by partnering with a French start-up which provides a 360° solution to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions of airlines, the company said.

Under this agreement, Royal Brunei Airlines will use OpenAirlines´ flagship software SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency.

The award wining software solution continuously monitors fuel consumption of each flight to identify the most relevant fuel saving opportunities using sophisticated, innovative algorithms and taking into account actual flight conditions.

The SkyBreathe® solution, which leverages years of advanced research in trajectory optimization and Big Data analysis, will offer comprehensive analytics through 500+ easy to use predefined reports allowing for accurate monitoring of each fuel-saving initiative and will then provide clear results for key stakeholders, project team, and pilots via unique dashboards.

RB currently operates a fleet of ten aircraft comprising, four B787-8 Dreamliners together with six A320-200 units. RB also has one further B787-8 Dreamliner on order and has signed a contract with Airbus for up to ten A320neo aircraft, with deliveries starting in 2017.

RB operates one of the youngest long-haul fleets in the world and is the only airline to guarantee a Boeing 787 Dreamliner service on all long-haul routes. It remains one of the few airlines to offer a Dreamliner service from London to Melbourne (via Dubai and Brunei).

OpenAirlines was founded in Toulouse, France, in 2006 to meet the needs of airlines to optimize their flight operations and reduce their costs. Leveraging a team of airline specialists and data scientists, it offers innovative software solutions to save fuel and CO2 emissions (SkyBreathe®), manage crews (CrewIntelligence™ and CrewPad™) and fleet (OptiFleet™).