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Environment: numerous measures to reduce fuel consumption

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Wednesday 23 June 2010

A 114,000 ton saving in jet fuel, i.e. the equivalent of 1,000 round trip flights between Paris and New York, is what Air France has achieved since leveraging all its assets to reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions.

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Since April 2008, Air France has adopted a four-pronged approach to systematically track all unnecessary sources of fuel consumption:

- airspace: optimizing routes, cooperating with air traffic control, etc.;

- aircraft weight and performance: exploring ways to decrease weight and optimize the aircraft's performance, by improving the engine's performance, etc.;

- fuel carriage: providing the flight deck crew with detailed en-route information to enable them to use appropriate quantities of fuel, etc.;

- flight procedures: continuous climbs and descents, optimized cruising, and on the ground, single-engine taxi-in on arrival, etc.

All these measures have enabled Air France to reduce its CO2 emissions by 190,000 tons this year, representing the equivalent of half of the yearly consumption

on all Air France La Navette flights ( flights between Paris-Orly, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse).

To further improve our performance, Air France teams have been working closely with KLM and Alitalia to swap ideas and find solutions and take advantage of the overall experience of the entire Group and its partners.

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