Aircraft to Cut Fuel Burn and Emissions

The A380 is expected to cut fuel burn and emissions on flights as well as reduce journey time for passengers. The per seat fuel burn on the Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight is expected to be 20 percent less vis-à-vis the normal flights.

EK412 to Australia, the first commercial flight of an A380 over the Indian Ocean, is also the test flight for a longer-term green flight initiative involving the Air Navigation Service Providers of Australia, the UAE, Oman, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives working with Emirates and other airlines to pioneer best environmental practice over the world’s third-largest oceanic region.

The programme will officially commence in the first half of 2009. Multi-government co-operation also helped create ultra-efficient flexible routings and minimise fuel burn.

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