NAV CANADA releases greenhouse gas emissions savings report

NAV CANADA has released its Collaborative Initiatives for Emissions Reductions (CIFER) report, summarizing the results of efforts by the company and its customers and industry partners to reduce the aviation industry´s environmental footprint.

The company said in 2015, initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulted in a reduction in emissions of 1.4 million tonnes and fuel savings of over 570 million litres. The company estimates that by 2020, emissions will be reduced by a total of 21 tonnes.

CIFER spotlights innovative initiatives that have made a significant impact and that represent a departure from traditional methods. Among these are improvements in the management of flights in oceanic airspace, that allow more aircraft to achieve their optimum route and flight level, helping to cut flying times, fuel burn and emissions; and the use of polar routes, which provide more efficient routing for flights traveling between North America and parts of Asia.

NAV CANADA is the country´s private sector civil air navigation service provider of air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.