Air Austral, a carrier specializing in flights from France to destinations in the Indian ocean, has inked a contract with Panasonic and startup Safety Line to use OptiClimb, a software program aimed at reducing fuel consumption during the climb phase. Safety Line’s OptiClimb analyzes raw data from the quick-access recorder. It then models, for each individual aircraft, optimal ascent profiles. The data points, which are delivered to the flight crew via a electronic flight bag or ...

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