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SAS completes EU’s first green trial

Scandinavian Airlines has completed Europe’s first commercial trans-Atlantic green approach trial.

Scandinavian Airlines has completed Europe's first commercial trans-Atlantic green approach trial.

The SAS Airbus A330 flying from New York's Newark Airport to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport completing a Continuous Descent Approach (CDA), designed to reduce CO² emissions.

"This is a big step for the aviation industry, and Scandinavian Airlines is proud to once again lead the way when it comes to environmental issues," said Lars Sandahl Sorenson, CEO, SAS International.

SAS is committed to the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE), and is carrying out the CDA trials in partnership with Arlanda Airport, Airbus and Swedish state-owned aviation service firm LFV. The airline will continue to test CDAs on flights from Chicago and New York to Stockholm.  

"Next year we will continue with this type of demonstration, as we are truly committed to supporting research in this area and making all SAS International flights as environmentally friendly as possible in the future."

SAS had previously tested 2,000 green approaches using a Boeing 737.

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