Britain to modernize airspace, reduce carbon footprint of its airports

Britain plans on reducing the stacking of aircraft in its airspace and thus reduce carbon and noise pollution.

On Friday, in a statement the British government stated, it will modernize its airspace and make the aviation sector greener by cutting the amount of fuel it burns by a fifth.

Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) said, it would use technology to improve the efficiency of flight paths and speeds; as a result of these changes it expects fuel consumption of planes to cut by the equivalent of 400,000 fewer flights a year.

“We need to keep our infrastructure in the sky up to date to keep people moving,” said Aviation Minister Charlotte Vere. “It hasn’t fundamentally changed since the 1950s and, without action, one in three flights could face delays of half an hour or more by 2030.”

She went on to add, “It is a complex and pressing task, but it will make flying cleaner, quieter and quicker as we make our aviation sector one of the greenest in the world”.

The modernization of Britain’s airspace will help cut circular queues over Britain’s sky as aircrafts hover above waiting to land.

According to the DfT, Friday could mark the busiest ever day for British airspace: more than 9,000 flights are scheduled as soccer fans travel to Madrid for an all-English Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

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