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A simple idea can change the world

This simple idea was to enable airlines to reduce their environmental impact while making considerable savings, every day.

Because we take our responsibility seriously toward our customers and our planet, we have developped SkyBreathe®, a fuel saving and CO2 reducing software. It was a very long time in the making (good things always are), with 6 years of a participation in the European Research Program Clean Sky, and it is now recognised by its customers as the most efficient solution in the market.

Did you know? Many of our employees are aviation enthusiasts and are qualified pilots themselves. Therefore, we have a thorough understanding of the needs of our clients and their business environment!

We want to be the most loved company by our customers…

At OpenAirlines we believe there is nothing more important than our clients. From developing new ways to save money and reduce CO2 impact to helping customers maintain their own success, we’re always looking for ways to improve. We approach them with great listening skills and professionalism to deliver results and added value.

As a privately owned company, we are more close to our customers and we’re able to work fast and respond to their needs without anything getting in our way.

Trusted by the world’s smartest airlines companies, we think the people around us are the best thing about our profession.

…while also being the most loved by our employees.

Our backgrounds are diverse, but we’re united by a common mission: a constant state of innovation. That’s why more than 25% of our turnover is devoted to R&D. To ensure that we always meet our goals, our team is made of  a highly qualified experts dedicated to working for the common good and doing what’s right, in addition to being deeply passionate about building innovative software and a successful company.

Every employee makes a difference at OpenAirlines. It’s an environment where you can pursue your own ideas about how to build a great business. We pride ourselves on having an open, collaborative environment where people can do great work, learn a lot and have fun.

“Have a good time while doing what we love, and we do love what we do.”

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Meet our talented team!

Our team is a unique blend of top-in-their-field talents that include:
PhDs in Maths and Aeronautics, Data Scientists, Fully qualified Commercial pilots, Aircraft performance experts, Big Data and IT gurus.
Above all, these are people who really know how airlines work from the inside and who put their heart into delivering the best experience to our customers.


Random display of our team :

Alexandre Feray

Alexandre Feray – Springsteen lovin’



Alexandre holds an MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris. He founded OpenAirlines in 2006 after 8 years of experience at Air France IT as lead OCC architect and head of Crew Management IT. He is passionate about developing innovative IT systems that solve complex issues in the airline Flight Ops industry.


Fanny Picard

Founder of Alter Equity


In 2015, Alter Equity3P invested in OpenAirlines to support SkyBreathe®. Alter Equity3P is the leading French private equity investment fund committed to socially responsible, profitable growth and sustainable development. Fanny Picard won the “Hope” of the wife of economic influence in 2015.

Thierry Pfeiffer

Thierry Pfeiffer – Cigar puffin’

Director, Sales & Marketing


Thierry holds an MSc from CNAM. He has 20 years of experience as product manager and senior sales director for FOQA, FDM systems in simulators in Europe and North America. He is also a private pilot and passionate photographer.

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Damien – Fly lovin’

Engineer Student


Damien is a graduate student from ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) where he studies aerodynamics, flight mechanics and flight ops, while improving is pilot skills.

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Christophe – Horse flyin’

Data Scientist


Christophe holds a PhD from Versailles University in Maths and Optimization. He is an expert in data science algorithms applied to aeronautics field.


Chafik Hilal – French Livin’

Director, Sales & Marketing


Chafik has a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachussetts, US and an MBA from the University of Iowa, US. Chafik has worked globally for over 20 years in the Aerospace and Aviation market. He has a passion for developing lasting relationship and customer affinity.


Camille – Mad Drummer

Senior Developer


Camille holds a Masters’s Degree from Université Paul Sabatier. As an experienced geek, Camille is an expert at handling very big quantities of data for mission critical IT systems. He is also a passionate drummer.


Sander de Moor

Product support and efficiency consulting


Based in Abu Dhabi, Sander de Moor is a freelance consultant with a focus on optimization activities in areas ranging from flight and ground operations to fuel efficiency, fleet and network strategy and management, as well as payload optimization. He has almost 30 years of solid flight operational support experience.

Our philosophy

Openairlines compensate our CO2 emissions.

Alexandre Feray, CEO OpenAirlines

“In 2015, Alter Equity3P invested in OpenAirlines to support SkyBreathe®, its eco-efficient flight software solution. Alter Equity3P is the leading French private equity investment fund committed to socially responsible, profitable growth and sustainable development. It is financed by leading French institutionnal investors including BPI France, Région Ile de France, BNP Paribas, Crédit agricole, Natixis, CACIB, The Peugeot Family…”

We put sustainable development at the very heart of our innovation and strategy.

At OpenAirlines we believe that Sustainable development and environmental responsibility are not a slogan, a hobby or a marketing strategy but a sincere business commitment. We aim at producing a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and preserves the global environment.

That’s why we are engaged in a program to compute and compensate our CO2 emissions. Each time we travel by plane, we compensate our CO2 emissions and contribute to social projects and reforestation in Peru.

In 2015 :

18 800 000 kg of CO2 Saved thanks to SkyBreathe® Fuel EfficiencyView more


Leader of 3 Clean Sky projects

Best Innovative AGIFORS

Best Innovative AGIFORS

Sustainable Development Trophies - LA MELEE

International Digital Trophies 2015 - FrenchTech

Top 20 Most Promising Aerospace Providers - CIO