ecology
Published 05/04/2022 by Vincent Kermarec

OpenFly’s environmental policy

OpenFly has built its concept by placing the environment at the heart of its platform around 5 pillars:

  1. To consume less by opting for direct connections and more economical aircraft

  2. Enabling the opening up of regions and maintaining local employment

  3. Encourage limiting travel only when it is really necessary

  4. Contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of travel

  5. To actively participate in the advent of electric and solar aviation

At OpenFly, we are convinced that light aviation will pave the way to ensuring the ecological revolution, and that aircraft will ultimately become the cleanest means of travel, since they limit the need for infrastructure and the concentration of jobs in large metropolitan areas.

Consume less by opting for direct connections and more economical aircraft

Traditional transport (car, train, plane), imposes to follow routes and very often connections, which are rarely a straight line between the point of departure and the arrival. With OpenFly, you arrange direct flights from your point of departure to the nearest point of arrival. This saves up to 40% compared to a conventional route.

In addition, contrary to popular belief, light aircraft consume significantly less fuel per passenger than the large aircraft used by commercial aviation. As the cost of certification is gradually becoming much lower, light aircraft are benefiting from new technologies more quickly, both in terms of on-board equipment and engine technology.

Opening up regions and maintaining local employment

One of OpenFly’s main objectives is to make regions more accessible in order to allow companies to keep their head offices and develop their activities in the regions. The regions benefit from considerable assets but their isolation is a notorious obstacle to their economic development.

The development of private aviation makes it possible to open up these regions, without any additional investment in infrastructure, and at a cost accessible to small businesses. This avoids the natural concentration of economic activities in large cities, and thus encourages local consumption and employment.

Encourage limiting travel only when it is really necessary

Low-cost aviation has developed over the last few years, making travel available at reasonable price, making a quick jaunt abroad cheaper than a weekend away close to home. This has huge environmental impacts and little economic added value.

Our conviction is to allow private aviation to grow at an affordable price, which would make it possible to organise more responsible, cost-saving trips. As the cost of private aviation is slightly higher than that of air transport industry used by companies, low value-added trips are unlikely to be made by this means.

Offset the CO2 of actual travel

OpenFly buys trees planted in France each year to reduce the carbon impact of flights made on the platform in anticipation of the advent of electric and hybrid aviation.

To actively participate in the emergence of electric and solar aviation

In recent years, there have been many projects to transform the way light aircraft are powered by electricity and solar energy. Aircraft are already being approved and will be marketed in the next few years. This transformation of light aviation will enable it to be the most ecological means of transport, combining renewable energies, the lowest number of kilometres travelled, a very moderate need for infrastructure, and unequalled transport time.

OpenFly will participate in this revolution by encouraging aircraft owners and airlines with low-capacity aircraft to acquire this new type of aircraft.