Chilean company LATAM will modernize its fleet of Airbus aircraft With a single aisle representing more than 200 aircraft of the A320 family, to be equipped with a function that reduces fuel consumption in the landing phase before landing.
Airbus said in a statement on Wednesday that Landing Coil Optimization (DPO) equipment will be delivered for integration into these aircraft between the end of this year and the beginning of next year.
In this way, the LATAM fleet will be the largest company equipped with this technology.
The DPO function enables the aircraft to descend from cruising altitudes with the engine idling, thus reducing kerosene consumption and equivalently reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
In addition, it serves to keep the aircraft as level cruising as possible, which avoids accelerating descent and thus reduces the time it has to withstand at low altitude by burning a lot of fuel while waiting for a moment. drop.
According to the European aviation manufacturer, This functionality will allow the largest airline in Latin America to save more than 100 tons of fuel per year per machine. This equates to avoiding the emission of more than 300 tons of CO2 per device per year.