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FAA Introduces Fuel-saving Arrival Routes in 11 Airports

FAA Introduces Fuel-saving Arrival Routes in 11 Airports

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added fuel-saving arrival routes to eleven airports.

Aircraft arriving in Orlando, Kansas City, Omaha, Reno and several airports in South Florida will be able to descend from cruising altitude to the runway smoothly without powering up the engines as is seen in traditional staircase descents.

The new Optimized Profile Descents (OPDs) can save more than 90,000 gallons of fuel on average and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 27,000 tons annually. This change, according to the FAA, is equivalent to fuel used by 62 Boeing 737 flights between New York and Cleveland.

The eleven airports include Boca Raton Airport, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Kansas City International Airport, North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, Eppley Air Field, Neb., Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Orlando International Airport, Palm Beach County Park Airport, Palm Beach International Airport, Pompano Beach Airpark and Reno/Tahoe International Airport.

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