New EASA Fuel Rules Benefit Operational Efficiency and the Environment
Both airline operators and the environment will benefit from a new European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) fuel rule.
As part of EASA’s efforts to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint, the recently published regulatory change allows air operators to reduce the amount of fuel carried for diversions and delays during operations.
According to EASA, improved methods and data enable a more precise risk assessment without compromising safety so additional fuel requirements can be optimized.
Reductions will vary depending on the routing and aircraft being used, as well as whether operators opt into the full scheme, which has two voluntary levels.
The change will take effect on October 30, 2022.
The regulation could cut CO2 emissions by up to 3 million tons annually — that’s approximately 1% of European flight emissions.
For full details, visit EASA website here.
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