Etihad Airways marked Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by working a particular ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, that includes a spread of initiatives designed as an example the airline’s broad dedication to sustainable practices within the air and on the bottom.
Flight EY 57 departed on 13 January utilizing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane, the most recent and most effective sort within the Etihad fleet, which consumes at the very least 15% much less gasoline than any plane sort beforehand flown by the airline. The plane will observe an optimised flight route facilitated by the European airspace navigation service supplier Eurocontrol to cut back gasoline consumption and carbon emissions.
A variety of different initiatives will likely be undertaken earlier than, throughout and after the flight to spotlight incremental alternatives to cut back the airline’s influence on the atmosphere.
Tony Douglas, group chief govt officer of Etihad Aviation Group stated: “This 12 months’s nationwide theme of the UAE is ‘2020: In the direction of the following 50’. We’re dedicated to working repeatedly with a spread of companions as a part of a broader nationwide deal with environmental sustainability.”