Airbus has delivered the first FANS-C equipped A320 airliner to easyJet today in Madrid. FANS-C technology will enable airlines to optimise their aircraft’s trajectories and make traffic flows more fluid and aircraft speed easier to manage, which will help them save fuel and reduce noise. In particular, the sharing of predicted trajectories with ATC controllers will enable smooth aircraft sequencing on approach and within the ‘terminal manoeuvring area.’

Hugh McConnellogue, group head of network operations at easyJet said: “We are very pleased to be the first airline to receive this new FANS-C technology in our Airbus aircraft and try it for real in the SESAR demonstration. Our hands-on experience already indicates that it promises to be an important enabler to increase efficiency, safety and on-time performance of our expanding operations – especially in the congested European airspace.”

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