Ryanair flying ‘more slowly’ to save fuel

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  • Anonymous

    GrahamSmith
    Member

    Morning. Interesting story on our sister site Buying Business Travel about how Ryanair has admitted that it is flying its aircraft “more slowly” to save money as its fuel bill continues to rise.

    Read more here:

    http://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/3021191-ryanair-flies-more-slowly-save-fuel


    Xuluman
    Participant

    Well really they are just flying at normal speeds again. They used to boom around Europe to save time.

    easyJet have also started flying a touch slower to save fuel when time allows, as there is no point arriving too early.


    canucklad
    Participant

    That’s brilliant….. The Harps could chug along at Gypsy Moth speed and you would still be subjected to the ……..

    William Tell overture ….. They have more padding in their schedule than Jack Nicholson had to contend with in “ One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” !!

    As I’ve said before one of these days a FR plane will land before it’s due to take off…lol


    StandingThemUp
    Participant

    Modern airlines have flight management systems that incorporate CI (cost index) capability, to allow a trade off between speed and fuel burn, to optimize the flight.

    If anyone is interested, here is a paper about it.

    http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/1956.pdf?


    StandingThemUp
    Participant

    “As I’ve said before one of these days a FR plane will land before it’s due to take off…lol”

    Only if it crosses the international dateline, eastbound 😉

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