JetBlue Airlines will use navigation system to save on fuel


JetBlue got its approval from FAA to use their new navigation system to save fuel and time when landing in New York. We reported on Southwest Airlines doing something similar about 2 years ago but it looks like this will be a first for JFK airport.

Using the new navigation system will allow the pilot use a shorter path during landing which will save time and about 18 gallons of jet fuel (~$50?) for each flight. At the same time it should help the congestion at the airport to some degree. Another advantage in using the new navigation system will be the ability make landings in weather conditions that previously didn’t allow pilots to attempt.

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