The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded its Greener Skies Initiative to Boeing. The scheme will maximize performance-based navigation capabilities across the United States. The Boeing team is tasked with evaluating current precision navigation procedures and analyzing new procedures to advance the use of flight deck and air traffic control capabilities in the national airspace system for an improved air traffic management system. The Initiative builds on the success of the Greener Skies Over Seattle project, which demonstrated Alaska Airlines’ ability to cut fuel burn and reduce emissions by 35 percent compared to a conventional landing using precision navigation

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