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 […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Italy's ENAV flight efficiency initiative delivers

May 9, 2017 0

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 initiative by ENAV forms part of the air navigation service […]

Airlines

SIA, CAAS operate ‘green package’ flights

May 3, 2017 0

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 three-month period on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route. Featuring the […]

Environment

UK greenlights Gatwick 'Route 4' departure

April 11, 2017 0

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 South Holmwood, Leigh, Redhill and Reigate and was one of nine that […]

Environment

FABEC direct routings save users €352m

April 11, 2017 0

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 of inefficiency that occurs when individual flight plans do not […]

CAAs/ANSPs

LFV works on increasing sustainable ATM

April 7, 2017 0

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 time, the project has added to the bank of knowledge […]

Airlines

Air Transat to test fuel-saving taxiing system

January 23, 2017 0

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 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this month accepted the […]