Air Caraïbes and French bee select AVTECHs Aventus service after successful evaluation

AVTECH Sweden AB (publ) have entered into a one-year agreement with Air Caraïbes and French bee for AVTECHs Aventus wind uplink service, with a start in January 2024 and expected total value in the range of 0.2 to 0.4 MSEK dependent on fleet and EUR exchange rate development.

The Aventus service, utilizing the latest high-resolution aviation weather forecasting from the UK Met Office, provides precise and tailored wind and temperature information in-flight to its users, including Air Caraïbes and French bee. This leads to improved flight efficiency, punctuality and reduced workload for the pilots.

Clément Cibot, Head of Flight Ops Engineering Department for Air Caraïbes Atlantique & French bee added, “We are delighted by this enhancement with the Aventus system, that will enable us to use the most up-to-date weather data loaded into our onboard Flight Management Systems. It is a major step forward for our long haul operations. The best trajectories will be computed with the very latest weather data available which means optimized flight safety and fuel consumption. We are very enthusiastic about this new technology that Aventus is offering us and are very confident on the positive impact it will have on our operations”.

“We are delighted to welcome Air Caraïbes Atlantique and French bee onboard as new AVTECH customers after their successful evaluation period. We are proud to have been selected as their trusted supplier of in-flight tailored weather information and we now look forward towards a long-term cooperation leading to improved efficiency, safety and punctuality for each flight.”, commented David Rytter, AVTECHs CEO.

About Aventus
The Aventus Full-flight Winds service provides optimized weather uplinks for each stage of a flight, including the climb, enroute and descent phases. Aventus is a unique and patented system, enabling accurate wind information and 4D Trajectories for flights, making use of the very best in atmospheric modelling to create wind data packages for the different phases of a flight. Data packages are uplinked in real-time to the aircraft to enable the onboard Flight Management Computer (FMC) to accurately calculate a flight profile and the time when each route waypoint will be reached. The Aventus solution is environmentally friendly as it enables aircraft to fly more efficient altitudes and RNP approaches resulting in immediate airline fuel and CO2 savings benefits. The service is also imperative for future time-based flight operations, an area where Aventus provides even larger overall environmental and operational benefits. Time-based operations will increase the efficiency and punctuality of individual flights and of the air transport system.

About Air Caraïbes
French airline and Caribbean specialist, Air Caraïbes employs over one thousand employees. In 2023, the airline carried 1.5 million passengers. Air Caraïbes is rolling out a dense programme of flights to the Caribbean and Guyana at attractive fares. Air Caraïbes relies on a modern and efficient fleet of 9 Airbus (A330, A350-900 and A350-1000) and 3 ATR 72-600 to operate its network. The airline has adapted the schedules of its regional network to offer fast connections to some of its destinations: Saint-Marteen, Saint-Barthelemy. The airline also offers an air-sea link to the islands of Marie-Galante, Les Saintes and Dominica with navigAIR. Air Caraïbes is also the first French airline to connect the provinces and Belgium to the Caribbean from Orly thanks to the Train + Air eco-mobile solution.

About French bee
France's leading low-cost long-haul airline, French bee (formerly French blue) is a subsidiary of the Dubreuil Group. In 2023, the airline carried 1 million passengers. From Paris Orly, the airline offers flights to Reunion Island, French Polynesia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. French bee operates a fleet of 6 Airbus A350 aircraft under the French flag. French bee has recently introduced payment solutions with Paypal.

About Dubreuil group
The Dubreuil group is a family-owned holding company located in Western France that operates airlines through its subsidiaries. The Dubreuil group expects to have a consolidated turnover of 2.7 billion euros in 2022. Three quarters of the turnover will be generated by the Distribution business and the remaining quarter by the Aerial business: Automotive (42% of turnover), Energy (8%), Public Works (12%), Agricultural Machinery (11%), Heavy Goods Vehicles (1.5%), Hotels and Real Estate (0.5%), and Air Transport with Air Caraïbes and French bee (25%).

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