(31 October 2021)
SITA has acquired Safety Line S.A.S.,
a Paris-based start-up specializing in digital solutions for
aviation safety and efficiency.
The acquisition comes as a logical follow-up to the
commercial partnership signed between the two companies in
September 2020, focused on helping airlines reduce their CO2
emissions with OptiFlight, a predictive in-flight fuel
efficiency solution leveraging machine learning performance models
for each aircraft to optimize all flight phases including climb-out, cruise and descent.
OptiFlight is already fully
integrated with existing applications in SITA�s Digital Day of Operations portfolio, and current joint customers include Air
France, Transavia Airlines, Aerologic and Condor.
ground, Safety Line�s AirsideWatch will allow SITA to expand its
airports offering to airside operations, using surface movement
radar data to better understand, analyze and optimize the ground
traffic of aircraft between gates and runways with an aim to
reduce unnecessary emissions.
With safety being a key pillar in aviation
alongside efficiency, the acquisition also covers SafetyCube, a
solution that enables aviation stakeholders to pro-actively manage
their safety and compliance.
Key customers include large airports
such as Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly or OEMs such as Airbus
Helicopters, as well as airlines and ATM providers, all of which
also compose SITA�s main customer base.
S�bastien Fabre, CEO of SITA for Aircraft, said, �We were impressed with the way Safety Line have been able
to transform the research from their data science team into
real-life applications thanks to innovation partnerships with
strategic airline customers such as Transavia or Air France or
airports such as Group ADP. Through our existing partnership, we
have already delivered real value to our customers and this
acquisition fits perfectly with SITA�s approach of partnering and
co-innovating with our customers to increase efficiency and reduce
emissions. We are excited to welcome the Safety Line team to
Details of the acquisition have not been
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