The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US has announced aircraft bound for Kansas City, Orlando, Omaha, Reno and six Florida airports can avail of the “optimised profile descent” system it said saves fuel and means a less-choppy landing. Aircraft heading for the airports “can now slide down from cruising altitude to final approach saving millions of gallons of fuel and reducing greenhouse gases”, the FAA said, with the additions taking number of airports using the system across the country to 64. “The era of choppy descents is coming to an end, providing a smoother landing and saving fuel in

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