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Flying Green targets lower fuel consumption with Safran’s SFCO2 service


Paris, 16 June 2022

Newly launched French airline Flying Green has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safran Aircraft Engines for the use of its SFCO2 fuel optimization service.

As part of the agreement, the two companies will conduct collaborative research into the use of SFCO2 for the Orly-based airline’s new fleet of Airbus A320 neo and A321neo aircraft, aimed at  assessing savings in CO2 emissions and operating costs. The MoU also covers the rollout of SFCO2 at Flying Green’s new academy for training its pilots in fuel saving techniques.

In addition, Flying Green and Safran Aircraft Engines have signed a framework agreement to equip the airline’s eight aircraft—due for entry into service between 2023 and 2027—with new-generation CFM International LEAP-1A[1] engines.

"Our adoption of the SFCO2 service, introduction of LEAP engines and increasing use of sustainable fuels are all part of our sustainable and responsible approach. We share this approach with Safran Aircraft Engines, whose technical, scientific and industrial expertise is a tremendous asset for achieving our environmental targets while optimizing our operating costs."
Jonathan Machado CEO Flying Green
“We are delighted to support Flying Green’s day-to-day operations with our SFCO2 service, which will enable the airline to reach its sustainable development goals. Data analysis and operating advice are an integral part of our global offering of innovative services, allowing customers to optimize their operations.”
François Planaud Executive Vice President Services and MRO Safran Aircraft Engines

Launched in 2016, SFCO2 addresses airlines need to reduce fuel consumption by analyzing both maintenance and flight operations.It leverages the combined expertise of Safran Aircraft Engines, for aircraft engine services, and Safran Electronics & Defense and Safran Analytics for flight data analysis. Fuel is the biggest expense for airlines, accounting for 25 to 30% of their direct operating costs. By studying factors linked to flight operations and maintenance, the SFCO2 service provides recommendations and procedures that enable airlines to meet their fuel savings requirements.

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About Flying Green

Flying Green is a French airline that is committed to deploying the most environmentally efficient current and future technologies, while maintaining the highest level of safety. Flights will begin in 2023 from Orly Airport with a fleet of Airbus A320neo airplanes.

To learn more, go to https://flyinggreen.fr / Follow us @Flying Green on LinkedIn

Press Contact: [email protected]

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

For further details: www.safran-group.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter


About Safran Aircraft Engines

Safran Aircraft Engines designs, produces and sells, alone or in partnership, commercial and military aircraft engines offering world-class performance, reliability and environmental compliance. Through CFM International*, Safran Aircraft Engines is the world's leading supplier of engines for single-aisle mainline commercial jets.

*CFM International is a 50-50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.

For further details: https://www.safran-group.com/companies/safran-aircraft-engines / Follow @SafranEngines on Twitter


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