Sustainability Push Runs Up Against Safety

Airbus aircraft

As operators push to become more sustainable, safety professionals are increasingly eyeing the risks of unintended consequences.

Credit: Lutz Borck/Airbus
Several years ago, a training captain and a new first officer were conducting a line training flight on an Airbus A320. Their departure clearance included an intersection takeoff, a takeoff roll that begins at a taxiway intersection instead of the runway end. It was also a rolling takeoff, meaning...

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