Ten new solutions to improve fuel efficiency will be implemented this year by Wizz Air
Wizz Air announces ten new fuel-saving initiatives as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 33% by 2030.
In addition to the airline's 25 fuel-saving initiatives implemented in recent years, Wizz Air is focusing on new solutions, such as developing a model for estimating zero fuel weight, eliminating unnecessary extra fuel due to optimizations in the flight planning system and the introduction of more accurate performance factors for greater accuracy in predicting fuel consumption.
Wizz Air optimizes operations to reduce fuel consumption
Additional operational efficiency in the flap configuration will also continue to be a key point, with Wizz Air currently being an industry leader in optimized flap position for landing.
In an effort to improve fuel efficiency, Wizz Air has introduced recommendations to pilots to encourage reduced use of flap configurations for both take-off and landing, which has been shown to lead to significant fuel savings. .
This is because the flap configuration is reduced during ascent and descent, the lower the drag resistance, which leads to less fuel consumption.
Statistics on low-flap landings are promising, with an estimated saving of 2.000 tonnes of fuel, removing about 6.000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year from the air.
Wizz Air was leading the industry in terms of the low configuration of landing flaps
In a recent analysis of flight data by Airbus, Wizz Air was leading the industry in terms of the low configuration of landing flaps compared to other airlines. Taking into account flight conditions and safety margins, the low position of the landing flaps saves approximately 15 kg of fuel per approach.
In one year, this would mean reductions in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 92.300 cars traveling from Bucharest to Lugoj (500 km).
Along with Wizz Air's many fuel-saving initiatives, the airline is committed to expanding its fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft, which offer unbeatable fuel efficiency and excellent aerodynamics, and are equipped with sharklets to further reduce much interference to the wing.
Neo-range aircraft have 43% less noise and 50% less NOX. The current airline fleet has an average age of 5 years, making it one of the youngest air fleets in the world.
Heiko Holm, Chief Operations Officer at Wizz Air, said: "We are proud to have the lowest CO emissions2 per passenger / kilometer of European airlines and we are committed to further reducing our environmental footprint. Each take-off and landing is an opportunity to save fuel, each flight phase is analyzed for the most thorough optimization, the impact it has on carbon emissions being significant. Together with our modern fleet and maximizing the passenger load factor, we make sure that WIZZ, the greenest airline in Europe, is the best choice passengers can make when traveling by air. "