airBaltic becomes the first airline to implement sustainable flight RNP AR approaches at Riga Airport

airBaltic has become first airline to fly the new Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR) high-precision flight approaches at Riga Airport with the company’s modern Airbus A220-300 aircraft fleet.

These procedures enable more efficient arrival routes and contribute to saving fuel, further cutting CO2 and noise emissions.

Already in 2014, airBaltic in cooperation with consortium partners AirbusProSky and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme completes the AMBER project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE). The project enabled operation of Europe’s first green flights for turboprop aircraft by introducing a satellite-based approach and served a foundation for future efficiency projects. As a result, estimated annual impact amounted to 1100 tons less CO2 and 350 tons less fuel burned.

In other news, the company accepted its 28th Airbus A220-300 (YL-ABB) (below)