Through Hugues-Olivier Dumez
A demonstration flight, between Paris and Toulouse, kicked off, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, of the’Airbus Summit. The event – which lasts two days – is dedicated to the themes of the durable and some decarbonization of the airline sector.
The aircraft made “an optimized trajectory, marking the first in a series of flights scheduled for 2021 and 2022”, explains Airbus, as part of the project. ALBATROSS.
More efficient flights
Launched in February 2021, ALBATROSS is a large-scale initiative of the main players in European aviation, coordinated by Airbus, pending the “zero-emission” planes promised by 2035.
“This project vis-à-vis, by a series of flights across Europe, the short-term feasibility of more energy efficient flights, by combining several technical and operational innovations of R&D », Continues the aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse.
Reduce the environmental footprint of a flight
Airbus adds: “Many solutions will be put into practice during flights, ranging from new precision approach procedures, continuous climb and descent, more dynamic management of the constraints required in the flight. airspace, sustainable airport taxiing or the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Through the transmission of four-dimensional trajectory data, air traffic management will be able to optimize and better predict the trajectory of an aircraft, which will allow Immediately and concretely reduce the environmental footprint of a flight “.
As of September 2021, around 1,000 flights will be carried out, presenting mature operational solutions with savings in fuel and CO2 emissions.
The first results should be available in 2022.
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