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Environmental Emissions Monitoring Firm Estuaire Contracts Spire for Flight Report Data

By Jeffrey Hill | September 14, 2023
      Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A320-214 takes flight.

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      Space-based data, analytics and space services company Spire Global will supply aircraft positional data, as well as data from its Flight Report aggregation platform to Estuaire, an environmental data firm servicing the airline industry, under a new contract announced by the companies on Thursday. Spire’s Flight Report platform will give Estuaire access to hundreds of millions of daily satellite and terrestrial ADS-B positions combined with flight and aircraft data for post-flight analytics and reporting needs.

      Recent studies show that aviation is responsible for 3.5% of climate change. Estuaire monitors and analyzes aviation CO2, non-CO2 and aircraft lifecycle emissions. The company said that by integrating Spire data into its products, it will now be able to provide precise and up-to-date analysis of flight routes, enabling the company and its customers to analyze aviation emissions.

      “In order to measure the full climate impact of aviation, knowing real flight lengths, altitudes and speeds is key,” Estuaire co-founder and CEO Maxime Meijers said in a statement. “Collaborating with Spire has allowed us deeper insights into each aircraft’s flight data to better establish a foundation for our climate metrics based on actual aircraft utilization.”

      Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.