- Direct Routes: routes have been shortened through a nationwide initiative that led to 45 fewer tons of carbon emissions last year.
- Green Departures: these consist of continuous climb departures.
- Green Approaches: these are accomplished through continuous descent approaches (CDA), as well as short arrivals. Approach paths have been shortened via RNP-AR performance-based navigation (PBN).
Sweden’s “Green Flights” Result in Reduced Carbon Emissions
When we think of reducing the carbon footprint associated with air travel, we tend to look to exotic technologies such as biofuels and fuel-efficient turbines. However, an initiative in Sweden is utilizing existing aviation technology to make aviation more resource-efficient. The partnership is known as the Green Connection. They tested 100+ Scandinavian Airlines flights in 2012, implementing 3 primary fuel-saving strategies: