A year-long experiment in the Swedish Gothenburg metropolitan area with lowered speed for landing aircraft has been successful and will now become permanent.
The project estimated that the deceleration achieved during the test period is equivalent to approximately 800 tons of carbon dioxide annually in the Gothenburg area, which also means about two million SEK or about $240.000 in lower fuel costs for airlines.
Gothenburg Metropolitan Area Facts:
One million inhabitants
Göteborg Landvetter Airport – 5,004,093 passengers, 2013
Göteborg City Airport – 807,763 passengers, 2012