SIA Begins Daily ‘Green’ Flights between Los Angeles and Singapore
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Singapore Airlines (SIA), working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, launch daily ‘green’ flights on the Los Angeles-Singapore route on May 16.
Singapore Airlines’ flight SQ37, which the airline operates non-stop from Los Angeles to Singapore using Airbus A340-500s, will employ enhanced air traffic management operational procedures gate-to-gate between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore’s Changi International Airport (SIN), in order to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions in all phases of the flight.
The flights are being organized and handled by the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE) partnership. The partners in ASPIRE are Airways New Zealand, the Federal Aviation Administration, Airservices Australia, the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
Los Angeles-Singapore is the second regular ‘city pair’ under the ‘ASPIRE-Daily City Pair’ program, which aims to deliver gate-to-gate environmental best practices for flights between pairs of airports throughout Asia and the Pacific, which have some of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world. The first daily ‘city pair’ flight was launched between Auckland and San Francisco on February 21. Read More