American to Test NextGen Technologies

By Tish Drake | June 8, 2009
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An American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami this week will test green technologies as part of FAA's NextGen program. On Thursday, as part of the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE), a 767-300 will conduct several fuel conservation measures, including single-engine taxi on departure and arrival, continuous climb out and descent, optimized routing over water, and a tailored arrival. "It is critical that the aviation industry work with our Air Traffic Control partners to demonstrate the benefits of NextGen technology today. By implementing this technology as quickly as possible, we can make real and meaningful strides to reduce our impact on the environment, increase system capacity, and reduce air traffic delays," said Bob Reding, American's executive vice president, operations.

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