Etihad is today operating a special ‘Eco-Flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels. Celebrating Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, the flight will put a range of sustainable initiatives into practice.
At the Dubai Airshow, the airline announced a partnership with Boeing to trial green technologies on one of its Boeing 787 aircraft, affectionately dubbed the Greenliner.
For example, Etihad has worked with Eurocontrol to secure an optimized route for the flight, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Anh the flight had an expedited taxi, giving it priority over other flights.
Today’s eco-flight is just part of a bigger environmental initiative at Etihad Airways. Speaking of today’s flight Tony Douglas, CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group, said, “Sustainable practice is a critical and continuing challenge for the air transport industry, which is striving to reduce carbon emissions and waste, while meeting soaring demand for air travel. It is also a key priority for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in which Etihad is a critical driver of both social and economic development”.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham https://simpleflying.com/etihad-ecoflight-brussels