Is flying without additional fuel provision possible?An official release by Air India said that regulations require that every aircraft should carry enough fuel to fly to the destination and also an alternative airport in case the route needs to be diverted in case of emergency. However, the airline said that this results in aircraft carrying a lot of dead weight if there is no diversion. Flying without additional provision not only helps conserve fuel, but it also leads to emission reduction. “Provisions exist in the regulations to dispatch flights without an alternate, without compromising on safety issues,” the release said.
#FlyAI : #airindia marks beginning of new era in #fuelConservation and #emission reduction.AI560 Delhi to Hyd operated on #B787 VT ANK, first widebody flight pioneered with no destination alternate touchdown in Hyd airport. Team led by Dir Ops Capt Amitabh Singh made this happen pic.twitter.com/MFkaiKzKmV— Air India (@airindiain) April 29, 2019