Category Archives: Environment

Honeywell, NASA predictive boom technology to help halve supersonic flight journey times

Honeywell and NASA have completed a two-year test to determine the most effective way to show pilots flying supersonic jets where people on the ground … More ››

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LHR refining steeper 3.2 degree approach

London Heathrow airport is conducting a second trial of a slightly steeper approach angle for aircraft landing – one of 10 practical steps it is … More ››

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NATS makes further greenhouse gas reductions 

Improvements to the design of UK airspace helped save 55,900 tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to a report by air traffic services provider NATS. … More ››

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Italy’s ENAV flight efficiency initiative delivers

Italy’s Free Route programme launched last December generated savings of 4 million kg of fuel and 1 million flown kilometres within just 24 days. The … More ››

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SIA, CAAS operate ‘green package’ flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 ‘green package’ flights over a … More ››

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UK greenlights Gatwick ‘Route 4’ departure

British aviation authorities have approved a revised departure route at the UK’s second largest airport. Route 4 is a westerly runway departure route flies close to areas of … More ››

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FABEC direct routings save users €352m

Pilots are benefiting daily from direct routings delivered by air traffic controllers while they’re actually flying. With these ‘tactical directs’, controllers are eliminating a source … More ››

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LFV works on increasing sustainable ATM

Using data from LFV, FOI (the Swedish Defence Research Agency) has been able to improve calculations of the environmental impact of aviation. At the same … More ››

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Air Transat to test fuel-saving taxiing system

Canadian holiday airline Air Transat has agreed to offer Gibraltar-based WheelTug access to one of its Boeing 737 aircraft for development and testing purposes. The … More ››

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Environmental impact of space-based ADS-B surveillance tech a ‘win-win’ for airlines, society

A new report based on academic research claims potential savings in global aviation carbon emissions through using space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology in remote and … More ››

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