22 Sep 2013 07:30
As part ofits on-going efforts to limit its carbon footprint, Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, today initiated a week-long campaign to promote its company-wide fuel efficiency programme designed to further raise awareness of its significant efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Fuel Optimisation Week programme will highlight specific activities designed to
reduce the consumption of aircraft fuel,both on the ground and in the air,
while maintaining the airline’s high levels of safety and guest comfort.The
reduction in fuel consumption results in a reduction in carbon emissions, reducing
the potential negative impact of aviation on the environment.
September 25, Etihad Airways will coordinate its fuel optimisation efforts on a
global scale in an ultra-long haul flight from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, Brazil,
which is the airline’s longest route.
with Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers along the
entire flight of over 12,000 kilometres, Etihad Airways will maximise the use
of a range of initiatives in reducing the use of fuel from departure gate to
arrival gate, including optimised ground handling at both ends of the journey
and maximising efficiency opportunities in route and altitude selection.
Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said, “Etihad
Airways continues to seek ways to reduce its impact on the environment and Fuel
Optimisation Week aims to keep our staff and the broader community informed of
week-long event highlights the determination of our operational and technical
teams to find ways to reduce our fuel burn. With rising fuel costs, this
initiative highlights the importance of sustainable profitability and our
on-going commitment to protect the environment.”
the week, the airline will work more closely with the various operational stakeholders
including Civil Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers and Airport
Ground Service Providers to further optimise the efficient use of fuel on
flights into and out of Etihad’s home base, Abu Dhabi International Airport.
of this will be to further the continuous efforts in promoting the use of
efficient Continuous Descent Operations, as well as the application of a
specially designed arrival procedure (RNP-AR) which ensures an optimum and
more-efficient flight track during approach and landing forthe airline’s flights
into its hub. On the ground the focus will be on working with ground handling
services to further reduce the use of the on-board Auxiliary Power Units (APU).
of these procedures help reduce emissions.