Emirates Group said on Monday its airlines fleet is 14.5 per cent more fuel efficient than the IATA average
Dubai: Emirates Group said on Monday its airlines fleet is 14.5 per cent more fuel efficient than the International Air Transport Association (IATA) average.
The Group released its fourth annual Environmental Reporter on Monday. The report, audited by PWC, covers environmental data from across the Group for the 12 months ending March 31.
“The Environmental Report is a report card for our continuing efforts … [and] a performance benchmark against the previous year and with the industry,” stated Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group.
Fuel efficiency across the passenger and freighters has improved by 0.5 per cent, dropping to 0.3089 litres per tonne-kilometre. Emirates’ fleet has an average age of 6.2 years versus the global IATA wide body fleet average of 11.7 years.
Carbon dioxide emissions by the fleet dropped to 0.764 kilograms of CO2 per tonne-kilometre, improving efficiency by 0.4 per cent.
Emirates said reductions in fleet emissions had been improved by the delivery of 24 new passenger aircraft and freighters and the removal of four older aircraft.
The fleets noise “efficiency factors” for take-off and landing have improved by 2.4 per cent and 10.1 per cent, respectively.
The Group also said that dnata’s airport operations team recycled 1,700 tonnes of paper products from Emirates aircraft cabins in Dubai.
“As the Emirates Group continues to expand its global operation and build its workforce, we … [look] for environmental efficiencies in the air and on the ground,” said Shaikh Ahmad.