Scottish trials show promise in achieving more continuous descent approaches
A U.K. project to use air traffic radar data to improve the environmental performance of aircraft operating into airports has led to reduced CO2 and fuel-burn levels. Trials launched in late 2011 in conjunction with airlines flying out of Edinburgh, Scotland, have realized savings of more than £165,000 ($265,000) in fuel costs and reduced fuel consumption by 250 tons. Stretched to other airports across the country, the U.K.'s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) says the idea could ...
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