Fuel conservation.

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3WE
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Fuel conservation.

Postby 3WE » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:31 pm

Base question: Have any of your airlines asked you to consider fuel conservation efforts...at all?

I think planes are flown a little slower these days (relative to their maximum speeds).

There's a lot more taxi-with-engines shut down than in the 1960s.

According to the popular press- some airline pilots once felt slight pressure to not carry additional fuel.

AND, although I'm an outsider, I know fuel burn is higher when low and/or dirty and that in some instances, a little good descent planning can get you down with no spoiler use, and I've had numerous personal experiences of the flaps being less than full way inside the marker...

I think ya'll are doing some fuel conservation!

I ass-ume your employers might have asked you to at least consider saving fuel (while making zero compromises to safety), and I also know that your word choice there was probably extremely careful and accurate ;)
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Re: Fuel conservation.

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:17 pm

Yes.
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Re: Fuel conservation.

Postby 3WE » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:49 pm

Thank you.
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