Japan Airlines (JAL), will feature advanced air traffic management measures in its latest environmental guidelines and action plan.
JAL – a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, today reiterated its commitment to the conservation of the environment. JAL said it regards environmental conservation as a vital issue to be addressed by management and has drawn up the following Sky Eco action plan.
JAL said it would reduce CO2 emissions per revenue-ton-kilometer (RTK) from JAL Group aircraft by 23% in 2020, compared with the level in 2005 through:
• renewing fleet with fuel-efficient, low noise level aircraft, such as the Boeing 787, 737-800, and Embraer170, promote Eco-Flight activities, reduce aircraft weight, wash aircraft engines, and other such measures.
• cooperating with related governments, ministries, agencies and authorities, such as air traffic controllers of each country, to proactively introduce fuel-efficient, ecological, and advanced flight operational methods.
• cooperating in the research and development of the practical use of biofuels made from nonedible plants.
• cooperating in the research and development of future aircraft and operational methods that minimize impacts on the environment.
The airline group added that it would strive to conserve the environment in the vicinity of airports through proactively introducing low noise level aircraft and operational methods that reduce noise pollution, proactively deal with noise pollution at each airport and reducing nitrogen oxide and other gaseous emissions from aircraft and other vehicles.