airBaltic’s E-GEN project aims to further improve green flying

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 23, 2019 15:13

airBaltic’s E-GEN project aims to further improve green flying

Latvian airline airBaltic plans to reduce emissions and improve efficiency as part of its new E-GEN project, as the company looks to further improve its green flying.

The project, launched in September 2015, has enabled airBaltic to upgrade the satellite navigation systems on its Bombardier Q400 NextGen fleet. As a result, airBaltic has implemented the highest precision approach procedures, improving its fuel efficiency and permitting landings that are more reliable.

Pauls Cālītis, senior vice president – Flight Operations at airBaltic, said: “We are proud to have successfully implemented this modernisation program with the cooperation of EU and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) co-financing and having paved the way for other European airlines to follow in our footsteps.”

The E-GEN project is co-financed by the GSA and will enable the entire airBaltic fleet to use satellite-guided approaches. EGNOS, the European Geostationary Overlay Service, is a satellite based augmentation system improving the signal of the current GPS system.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood April 23, 2019 15:13