Everyone knows that commercial aircraft, especially those as massive as the 170-ton 450 passenger Boeing 777-300, use enormous amounts of fuel in the course of their daily duties. With a range of close to 10,000 miles, a 777 can consume as much 45,000 gallons of jet fuel.
However, in reality, the 777 is hardly a gas hog, as it boasts some of the most fuel efficient jet engines and aerodynamics ever developed.
It makes sense after all. If an aircraft manufacturer can design reliabl,e fuel efficient aircraft, then they are more likely to be able to sell them to various commercial and freight carriers.
Well, Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer, and one their clients, Air New Zealand, have taken the fuel saving process another step, and both are looking at how they can change their impact on the environment.
And it all has to do with how the planes are built and painted. It is the theory of Ecodriving in its purest form. Looking at how any of the actions regarding the use of energy can be made more efficient, and in the process we save money and reduce our carbon footprint.
We can all do this kind thing. And just as Air New Zealand’s Technical Manager Doug Mairs says, it means changing how we live a little.
Or, in Ecodriving speak, we call it changing driver behavior.
To learn more about the steps that Boeing and Air New Zealand took, check out he video below.
At Ecodriving Solutions, we are subject matter experts in the process of ecodriving. You might not have a fleet of multi-million dollar aircraft, but we can, and have, saved truck fleets substantial amounts of fuel, money, and carbon emissions.
Ecodriving – it works.
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