Airliners to Slow Down to Save Jet Fuel


#1

Southwest Airlines started to fly slower extending each flight by several minutes to save jet fuel.

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#2

Several other airlines have, also, according to the article I read. Makes sense to me. You’ re only talking about adding, for example, 8 minutes on a flight between the east coast and Europe yet is saves the airline thousands of dollars per aircraft per yer.


#3

Hence the great love of FMS…

Example: I was on a Delta flight (757) from Seattle to Salt Lake City. Our best time altitude was FL370, best fuel FL384, so we cruised at FL390.


#4

Article posted by robbreid in this THREAD