THE environment programme run by the National Air Traffic Service, based in Segensworth, has reported it has saved £160m-worth of fuel over the five years it has been running.
NATS says its procedures have saved 800,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere since 2008.
NATS was the first air traffic control service in the world to set targets to support the sustainable development of aviation. It has pioneered practical and technological changes to optimise airspace and aircraft performance.
Ian Jopson, head of environment and community affairs at NATS, was proud of the company’s achievements.
‘We have made great progress over the past five years, but as we celebrate these successes we must also look to the future,’ he said.
Since 2008 NATS’ energy consumption has fallen 29 per cent, with water usage also dropping by 45 per cent.