BA to Rethink on ‘Fuel-Tankering’ Decision over Environmental Concerns

BA to Rethink on ‘Fuel-Tankering’ Decision over Environmental Concerns

British Airways (BA) has pledged over rethinking on its practice of making aircraft carry excess fuel to avoid refilling on halt of the aircraft at specific destinations in order to avoid higher prices.

It is also further stated that over fuelling has a serious impact on the environment as it propels out CO2 emission and has a serious obligation on the environment.

With reference to the reports produced by the media, a recent BA flight to Italy carried on board three tonnes of extra fuel. The price cut was adjusted to £40 but emitted 600kg of CO2.

In an interview in the past, BA officials spoke that today over fuelling is a common practice for the airline industry to carry excess fuel on board which is more commonly adopted in BA for short-haul routes where there are considerable price fluctuations in fuel between airports.

The experts finally commented that, for such a big aviation company trying to save such small amounts with extra emission of CO2 is not justifiable.

BA officials currently stated that over fuelling to cut costs is the wrong strategy to carry out.

The documents produced stated that stringent government regulations should be imposed on the aviation industry for controlling the emissions such as CO2 and take up the responsibility of the damage caused by the emission on the environment.

Moreover, the strategy of cost-saving of fuel can be done by technology linked software. The software will calibrate the level of fuel instilled and indicate the excessive fuel carrying capacity of the aircraft for long haul routes.

International Airlines Group (IAG) expressed their warmth of making airlines the world sustainable group. On the other hand, the right activities should be incorporated not only to make airlines world sustainable group coupled with financial sustainability but also environmental sustainability.

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