Airspace

Seasonal flexible airspace use reduces fuel burn

August 1, 2018 0

Seasonal arrangements between air navigation service providers in charge of some of Europe’s busiest airspace have helped save 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. The air navigation service providers within the FABEC functional airspace block […]

CAAs/ANSPs

NATS reports significant carbon, fuel savings

June 26, 2018 0

More than 200,000 tonnes of aircraft CO2 emission were saved last year as a result of airspace management improvements, according to the latest figures released by UK air traffic service NATS. The reduction equates to […]

Airports

Heathrow 3rd runway gains minister approval

June 5, 2018 0

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by UK cabinet ministers. The government’s economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full […]

Environment

London flight delay warning on EXCDS upgrade

April 3, 2018 0

UK air traffic control provider NATS is warning of possible flights delays and increased noise in the London area as its controllers transition from paper based flight progress strips with an electronic system. From April 4, […]

Airports

Heathrow expansion "at the wrong price": IATA

March 26, 2018 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the UK Transport Select Committee’s endorsement of Heathrow as the right location to expand airport capacity, but warned that the costs could still spiral out of control. IATA also welcomed the committee’s […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Italy's ENAV posts Free Route performance

February 12, 2018 0

Italy’s ENAV saved airlines approximately 30kg million of fuel with a lower emission of CO2 into the atmosphere of about 95kg million . Considering an average cost of jet fuel of € 0.74 per kg, the […]

Environment

EASA tackles aviation’s climate change impact

November 8, 2017 0

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing that newly designed aircraft types meet a CO2 standard from 1 January 2020, and that aircraft types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard from 1 January 2023. […]

Airports

LHR refining steeper 3.2 degree approach

June 7, 2017 0

London Heathrow airport is conducting a second trial of a slightly steeper approach angle for aircraft landing – one of 10 practical steps it is taking to reduce noise around the airport. This trial which […]

Airspace

NATS makes further greenhouse gas reductions 

June 6, 2017 0

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. The findings form part of NATS’ annual Responsible Business report […]