Japan yesterday joined US FAA, Airservices Australia and Airways New Zealand as a partner in the ASPIRE (Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions) program. ASPIRE flights use a host of optimized operational procedures and ATC routings, including tailored arrivals, to save time and fuel. "This is an important milestone in our collective effort to lessen aviation's environmental footprint," said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, who signed the agreement along with Japanese Civil ...

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