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Improvement of vertical flight profiles

7.8 MWh/y

Improvement of vertical flight profiles

 

Air traffic flows and cruising altitude have an impact on the energy efficiency of aircraft. The longer an aircraft flies at its optimum altitude, the less fuel it consumes and the less CO2 it releases into the atmosphere.

 

The energy consumption and the CO2 footprint have been significantly reduced by optimising vertical flight profiles in Swiss airspace.