Air France to participate in reduced emissions study

Going green is a hot trend in the airline industry right now, and companies that are looking to become more eco-friendly are being noticed by travelers.

Air France recently announced that it will be participating in a transatlantic green flight trial, between New York's JFK airport and Paris' Charles de Gaulle, according to Flight Global. They will use their Airbus A380 jet for the study.

The study is led by Airbus and partners with the UK's NATS, Nav Canada and the US FAA. The aircraft manufacturer will test optimized taxiing procedures and will try to capitalize on the aircraft cruise altitude, according to the news provider. Customers should not be able to tell the difference in these small changes, but they will be able to notice the drastic cut back in carbon dioxide emission.

"What we trial today with the A380 will contribute to setting tomorrow's standards," said Charles Champion, Airbus executive vice-president of engineering, to the news source.

The aircraft manufacturer estimates that each flight could reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide by up to three tons, if the study goes as planned.ADNFCR-3467-ID-19933334-ADNFCR


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