How To Be Eco-Friendly In The Aviation Industry!
Global Aviator|May 2021
Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground.

In just one year, a Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330, and A350, burn an extra 265 000 litres of fuel due to the 1% increase in drag. As a result, a full year’s operations of such an aircraft costs US$77 600 more than during the previous year. A dirty aircraft exterior is full of microscopic patches of dust and mud that impact the airliner’s operational efficiency by creating turbulent airflow across the whole fuselage. While the problem of additional drag is not new, there are no solutions to combat it other than performing regular cleaning of the aircraft’s exterior.

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