ENAIRE improves flight efficiency by making greater use of continuous descent operations


Eurocontrol (the European network manager) confirms that Spanish airports, thanks to ENAIRE’s air traffic controllers, are leading the way in continuous descents, thus contributing to savings in aircraft fuel burn and reducing atmospheric emissions from air traffic.

In 2021, 36% of the approaches authorised by ENAIRE were continuous descent approaches (CDA), compared to the European average of 18%, according to EUROCONTROL (Performance Review Unit) data from the continent’s major airports, meaning CDAs are 18 percentage points higher in
the case of Spain.

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