easyJet has completed installing new technology on all of its aircraft that will help the airline save 88,600 tonnes of CO2 each year.
New technology includes Airbus’s descent profile optimisation (DPO) which will save fuel and reduce carbon emissions. The device allows the plane to cruise for longer and land efficiently rather than moving up and down in the air before landing.
The DPO technology also works alongside the continuous descent approach (CDA) to reduce noise.
easyJet chief operating officer David Morgan said: “While this is one initiative of many outlined in our roadmap to net zero, it provides a permanent CO2 saving and forms another step on the way to us realising our net zero target.
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“While technologies like DPO and CDA are the best solution for more optimised descent trajectories in the here and now – more needs to be done by governments and policymakers to ensure that our airspace is modernised, including implementing Single European Sky, so that this state-of-the-art technology can be used to its full potential.”
Airbus senior vice president of sustainability and environment Nicholas Chretien added easyJet upgrading its fleet with Airbus DPO highlights its “ambition to work with airline partners.”
Earlier this month, easyJet became the first airline to commit to Airbus’ carbon removal initiative.