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Air India saved Rs 46 cr by implementing fuel efficiency progs

Striving to become a 'green airline', Air India today said it has made savings of over Rs 46 crore in six months till this February by implementing several measures to enhance fuel efficiency.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2009 13:30 IST

Striving to become a 'green airline', Air India today said it has made savings of over Rs 46 crore in six months till this February by implementing several measures to enhance fuel efficiency.

Quoting experts of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), who carried out its fuel efficiency audits, the national carrier said the total fuel savings projected for the year with "revised processes" were over 4.56 crore kilolitres of fuel.

Further, Air India has "committed to becoming a green airline" and projected carbon dioxide savings of over 14.55 crore kilos, an airline official said here.

The IATA's Fuel Efficiency Gap Analysis (FEGA) team of experts, during its second visit to analyse the airline's performance, had indicated Air India saved Rs 46.11 crore between September last and February this year.

The airline, in what started as a cost-cutting measure, achieved this by implementing a comprehensive range of measures to make each flight as environment-friendly as possible, minimising fuel consumption and carbon emissions and reducing noise levels.

In a bid to reduce weight of the aircraft, the airline has controlled in intake of water and even the weight of the food trolleys and magazines inside the plane.