EasyJet is planning to upgrade its A320 fleet with Airbus Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) and Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) for enhanced fuel saving and noise reduction, respectively. As per Airbus, the DPO and CDA functions will allow the aircraft to descend from cruise altitude using only idle engine thrust, thus reducing fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions. Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said: “Challenging the status quo is in easyJet’s DNA. Today, we’re the first airline to outline an ambitious roadmap in which zero carbon emission technology plays a key role to take us to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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