Member - Smart Airport Systems

SAS mission is to provide sustainable solutions for aviation by generating fuel savings to airlines and reducing emissions to airports.

Type Company
Founder 2019
Company Size 40
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Alvest
Headquarters 75014 Paris, France
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The mission of Smart Airport Systems is to assist Airlines in reducing fuel burn at the gate with the APU OFF Service, and during taxiing with the ENGINE OFF Service. The plan is to open APU OFF and ENGINE OFF stations across the world helping all Airlines joining the program to save fuel everywhere they fly, while reducing by 35% the polluting emissions at airports. Being part of the program, airlines would benefit from the global network and save in all the locations where the APU OFF and ENG OFF Services are available.
Headquarters 75014 Paris, France

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Smart Airport Systems

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


Offers from Smart Airport Systems

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Unregulated carbon pollution from aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of the greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change. If the entire sector were a country, it would be one of the top 10 carbon polluting nations on the planet. The Auxiliary Power units - APU (turbine located in the tail of every aircraft that provides energy for functions other than propulsion) are used significantly worldwide on the ground mainly due to the lack of performing air conditioning equipment and/or specific supervision and because the APU usage reduction is seen as a ground handling operation among others. As a result, the machines when existing are only used when the APU is inoperative to allow boarding even if the performance of such equipment is not capable to bring the same level of comfort than the APU. The APU OFF Service is deploying performing equipment combined with an on-site dedicated supervision guaranteeing airlines to switch off the APU on the ground while maintaining the same level of comfort and decreasing significantly the emissions at the airport. The essence of the service is to remove from the equation the risk and investment for the airline and the airport. The financial incentive to reduce the emission is transferred to SAS. The airline has the guarantee never to pay more than the cost of running the APU regardless of the evolution of their own costs (jet fuel price, maintenance cost) The objective of the APU OFF service is the create a global network allowing the airline to save fuel wherever they fly at no investment and no risk while reducing by around 16% the polluting CO2 and 19% the polluting NOx emissions at airports. Being part of the program, airlines would benefit from the global network and save in all the locations where the APU OFF Service is available.

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Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of the greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change. If the entire sector were a country, it would be one of the top 10 carbon polluting nations on the planet. The aircraft main engines are used significantly worldwide during taxiing mainly due to the lack of an alternative and/or guaranteed savings. The TaxiBot® is today the only certified green taxiing solution available. The TaxiBot® is a semi-robotic hybrid towing vehicle designed for taxiing airplanes from the boarding gate to the takeoff runway without the use of jet engine power. The TaxiBot® exists for 7 years but due to its high purchasing costs and complex technology, airlines were not encouraged to invest without savings guaranteed. The ENGINE OFF Service is deploying the TaxiBot® combined with an on-site dedicated supervision guaranteeing airlines to switch off the aircraft main engines during taxiing while maintaining the same level of comfort and decreasing significantly the emissions at the airport. The essence of the service is to remove from the equation the risk and investment for the airline and the airport. The financial incentive to reduce the emission is transferred to SAS. The airline has the guarantee never to pay more than the cost of running the main engines regardless of the evolution of their own costs (jet fuel price, maintenance cost) The objective of the ENGINE OFF service is to create a global network allowing the airline to save fuel wherever the TaxiBot® is available and make sense at no investment and no risk while reducing by around 42% the polluting CO2 and 35% the polluting NOx emissions at airports. Being part of the program, airlines would benefit from the global network and save in all the locations where the ENGINE OFF Service is available. SAS innovative solution, incorporating the latest unique technologies in the aviation industry, enables airlines and airports to improve their operational efficiencies, whilst paving the way for a greener future.

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