AVIATION FUEL USAGE -- ECONOMY AND CONSERVATION

This paper describes some of the major short-term operational and procedural measures which may be effected by airlines to achieve optional fuel economy and conservation. These measures include the avoidance of excessive fuel uplift except when "tankering" to take advantage of price differentials between stations, the idling of unneeded engines during taxiing before takeoff and after landing, careful planning of flight profiles, the replacement of jet transports by turboprops on short-haul routes, and, finally, measures involving airspace management and air traffic control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

    77 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa 4, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Craig Jr, V F
    • Smith, B G
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00180186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM