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NAV Canada aims to save CAD300m in fuel through route adjustments

11-Jan-2011 10:10 AM

NAV Canada aims (10-Jan-2011) to save carriers USD302 million (CAD300 million) in fuel through route adjustments. The ENGAGE Corridor Project will begin trial tracking flights in Feb-2011 and conclude in the spring. Flights will experiment with altitude and speed to see which is the most efficient. The move will also prevent the release of 700,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases. NAV Canada President and CEO John Crichton stated "estimated fuel costs savings and emissions reductions from 1996-2016 are projected to be USD4.33 billion (CAD4.3 billion) and 13.4 million metric tons of GHG emissions". The is a collaborative initiative involving the European Community, the US and Canada, aimed at improving the efficiency of the 350,000 flights per year that cross the North Atlantic. [more]