KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia will install an innovative aircraft software modification known as Descent Profile Optimiser on its A320ceo aircraft starting from this month to generate fuel savings and significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The low-cost carrier said the enhancement to the onboard Flight Management System (FMS) performance database allows the aircraft to optimise the descent phase of the flight, which subsequently minimises the amount of time spent at an inefficient level off.
“The new initiative is set to reduce fuel consumption and improve the fuel efficiency by up to 0.75 per cent of fuel burn which is equivalent to saving 101 kg of CO2 emissions per flight.
“This could reduce CO2 emissions by over 221 tonnes per aircraft per year, representing a considerable contribution to more sustainable flight operations,” it said in a statement today.
The company said once…