7 January 2013

Angola: TAAG Helps Reduce Co2 Emissions, Saves Billions

Luanda — The Angola Airlines (TAAG) recorded from November 2011 to late 2012 an effective gain of about Akz 3.5 billion, with the implementation of a programme to reduce fuel waste and emissions of Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

The information is contained in a TAAG press release that reached Angop on Monday stating that with the implemention of a fuel saving programme in the above mentioned period, the company's aircrafts reduced emissions of CO2 by 41 million tonnes.

The source added that in 2010 TAAG hired the services of IATA (International Air Transport Association) to evaluate the cost of fuel, with the aim of outlining a management and efficient plan in the area of flight operations.

The results of the evaluation showed that the company could have savings that exceeded 60 percent, with significant environmental and financial gains.

In 2011, TAAG decided to hire the services of experts in order to support the Management Group Fuel Efficiency, having also trained staff.

Since then, the note explains, the Angolan State-owned airline, as a IATA green team member has been contributing to the reduction of environmental impact of aviation fuels.

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