Emi­rates boasts ‘clever tech­nol­ogy’ in re­duc­ing flight times

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Emi­rates had re­vealed its flight time sav­ing tech­niques as it em­barks on the first non-stop ser­vice be­tween Auck­land and Dubai, one of the long­est air routes in the world by dis­tance.

The car­rier claims with the as­sis­tance of “clever tech­nol­ogy and good plan­ning”, pas­sen­gers will get to their desti­na­tion in the short­est pos­si­ble time.

Emi­rates will be us­ing flex­i­ble routes, which can vary by day, tak­ing ad­van­tage of tail winds and avoid­ing head winds to re­duce the time in the air.

It claims that com­bined with the elim­i­na­tion of an en-route stop in Aus­tralia, the time to Auck­land could be short­ened by up to three hours.

The air­line starts its first non-stop ser­vice from Dubai to Auck­land on 1 March and will be op­er­ated by a Boe­ing 777-200LR, it should take just un­der 16 hours from Dubai to New Zealand and 17 hours, 15 min­utes in the other di­rec­tion.

“Emi­rates con­tin­ues to in­vest in in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies, and we utilise best prac­tices in op­ti­mis­ing our flight plan­ning sys­tems, find­ing the best routes that take into con­sid­er­a­tion weather and cur­rent con­di­tions to en­sure we save time, fuel and emis­sions, while never com­pro­mis­ing on the safety and com­fort of our pas­sen­gers and crew,” said Ge­off Hounsell, Emi­rates’ VP flight op­er­a­tions sup­port ser­vices and air traf­fic man­age­ment.

“The or­gan­ised track sys­tem – AUSOTS - is well-proven and ex­tend­ing that pro­gramme so that it is spe­cific to the Auck­land–Dubai route will have sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits, with­out im­pact­ing the op­er­a­tions of other air­craft go­ing to Aus­tralia”

The non-stop flight will have a com­ple­ment of 13 cabin crew and four pi­lots, al­low­ing for rest pe­ri­ods.

Hop­ing for a tail wind

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