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Our ecological commitment

Our ecological commitment

Published 30/10/2023


Developing air transport without conflicting with environmental issues is not a utopian dream.


A clear, committed vision

Our vision of private aviation through the prism of OpenFly is in line with our commitment to the environment.

Indeed, we believe that in the short term, light aviation will become a low-impact mobility solution due to its low use of ground infrastructure and the decarbonisation of small aircraft.

Right now, little-used aircraft and aerodromes covering France and Europe constitute unused mobility resources, which we want to put at the service of SMEs and SMIs to optimise their business travel and enable them to travel with adapted aircraft that are low in CO2.


Propeller planes rather than jets

We have decided to list mainly propeller-driven aircraft, which are much more fuel-efficient than twin-engine jets.

They are ideally suited to inter-regional travel, over distances of up to 1,500 km.

We communicate transparently on the carbon emissions generated for each journey, depending on the aircraft offered.

These aircraft emit between 45 and 75% less CO2 than the most fuel-efficient private jet for the same journey.

Compared with the most widely used jet, the aircraft listed on OpenFly are 3 to 7 times more fuel-efficient. This responsible aviation will also be the first to become decarbonised within 3 to 4 years.


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Integrating future low-carbon aircraft as soon as they come to market

We have made a commitment to list electric and hybrid aircraft as soon as they are available, so that we can offer the most ecological means of travel.

By 2026, our OpenFly Premium members will be able to rent an aircraft with very low or even zero emissions, and travel anywhere in France and Europe with an extremely low carbon footprint.

If you'd like to find out more about these aircraft, we've devoted an entire article to them on our blog.


Air travel, the most sober mode of transport

Air travel has many advantages to offer.

One of its strengths is the density of its infrastructure throughout the country.

In fact, no fewer than 400 aerodromes offer point-to-point travel in a straight line and without connections. It is estimated that we are on average less than 30km from an aerodrome.

The second advantage is the sobriety of this infrastructure. An aircraft uses only a few hundred metres of tarmac. For the rest, the plane only uses the air.

In contrast, the infrastructure used by trains and cars is extremely extensive and generates a lot of CO2.

That's why we are firmly convinced that light aviation, such as that proposed by OpenFly, will become a low-impact mobility solution because of its low use of ground infrastructure and the decarbonisation of small aircraft.


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