American Airlines emitted 29.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in 2008, down 5% compared to the previous year. Fleet downsizing and schedule reductions played a large role, but the carrier also is encouraging workers to find ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Its Fuel Smart fuel conservation program saved 111 million gal. of fuel and 2.3 billion lb. of carbon dioxide last year. Since 2002 AA has reduced its CO2 footprint by 20% and has set an objective of a further 30% ...

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