Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has conducted the first in a series of “Perfect Flight” services designed to cut flight times, fuel burn and emissions. Perfect Flight refers to the combined use of both ground-based and inflight techniques—such as taxiing on a single engine, use of sustainable fuels, unimpeded climb and descent profiles and optimized air traffic routings—to reduce block times. A 2012 Perfect Flight by Air Canada between Toronto and Mexico City cut ...

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