Following a year-long trial, new lowered approach speeds will be implemented permanently at Gothenburg’s Landvetter and City airports in southern Sweden. The average speed reduction achieved during the EcoDescend project test period corresponds to an extended flight-time of about 35 seconds, but resulted in reduced emissions and fuel savings for the airlines. EcoDescend project manager Patrik Bergviken, who is also an air traffic controller at Landvetter, said: “The project ...

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