Flexible Use Of Airspace To Cut Down On Flight Time, Fuel Consumption


Total radar and radio coverage along with flexible use of airspace is set to reduce travel time between Kolkata and several cities in the south by up to 10-12 minutes, leading to considerable savings in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and carbon dioxide emission.

“Around a third of Indian airspace is controlled by military. Earlier, civilian flights were not allowed to use military airspace. Hence, air traffic control officers had to assign circuitous routes that skirted them. But now, there is greater flexibility and synergy in using these restricted airspace on a need basis.

The direct routing of fights from Kolkata is saving around 9,000 kg of fuel or 28,500 kg CO2 emission everyday. That translates to 10,371 tonne of CO2 saved in a year,” said Airports Authority of India member (air navigation services) Anil Kumar Dutta on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Air Traffic Controllers’ Guild to discuss the challenges faced by the aviation sector. Read More

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