Japan joined 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 range of optimized operational procedures and ATC routings, including tailored arrivals, to save time and fuel and were launched last year by Air New Zealand. On Oct. 10, Japan Airlines became the fourth carrier behind Air New Zealand, Qantas and United Airlines to operate an ASPIRE flight with a 747-400 flight by ...

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