ABU DHABI, Sept 24- As part of its on-going efforts to limit its carbon footprint, Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national carrier, launched a week-long campaign on Sunday to promote its company-wide fuel efficiency programme to further raise awareness of its significant efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The 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.
On Sept 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.
Working 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 optimising ground handling at both ends of the journey and maximising efficiency in route and altitude selection.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, said that Etihad Airways continues to seek ways to reduce its impact on the environment and the Fuel Optimisation Week aims to keep its staff and the broader community informed of the airlines’ efforts.
“This 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,” he added.