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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Perfect arrivals generate hefty fuel savings

December 12, 2016 0

A consortium of European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airlines has optimised arrival flows to nine airports in Europe. A total of 11,467 demonstration flights were conducted. Half of the 33 analysed flows have […]


UK needs urgent airspace overhaul: NATS

December 1, 2016 0

An industry coalition representing airports, airlines and air traffic control is warning of major flight delays unless widespread changes can be made to UK airspace. Research by NATS has shown that delays are set to […]