SQ Go Green

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    Singapore Airlines Joins Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group



    06 September 2011 - Singapore Airlines has taken another step towards greener skies by joining the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG).

    Established in 2008, SAFUG is a working group that aims to accelerate the development and commercialisation of lower-carbon renewable aviation fuels, derived from environmentally and socially sustainable sources.


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    Singapore Airlines maintains a young and modern fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft. The average age of its passenger fleet, as of 1 September 2011, is six years and four months. The Airline is also an early adopter of technology, having been the first airline to operate the fuel-efficient Airbus A380, for example, and having placed orders for the latest-generation Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft.

    Some of Singapore Airlines’ other environmentally friendly initiatives include:

    - Maintenance programmes for both airframes and engines that ensure operational efficiency and enhanced fuel efficiency;

    - Route planning procedures that ensure that Singapore Airlines’ planes fly the most fuel-efficient routes where possible;

    - Regular green flights across Asia and the Pacific under the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE) programme;

    - Improvements in flight operation procedures that minimise fuel use without compromising safety, for example through tailored arrivals and continuous descent operations; and

    - Use of weight-saving initiatives such as lightweight crockery, galley service equipment, cargo containers and other aircraft modifications.
     
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    Seems they take this very seriously, thanks for informing us on MP about this step on Singapore Airlines positive future!:)
     
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    uh oh...hope this is not a disguise for more cost-cutting by SQ :p
     
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    Somehow that's one other way of looking at it too.. Hope that doesn't mean reducing cabin crew numbers and amenities for pax..
     
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    yes...that's what i'm afraid of...less magazines available on board...no menu booklet for Y pax....china casserole dish replaced with disposable tin foil container....*shudder*....hope it doesn't happen though :)
     
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    On SQ, never! We strive to remove other things that would annoy the pax less.. Like less amenity kits, and so forth.. :p
     
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    and paper towels replaced with facial tissues in Y lavs :p
     
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    That's one real :rolleyes: that one.. :p
     
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    No table linen in J on SQ856 today. Maybe it's the green initiative to reduce the amount of detergent to wash the linens :p ;)
     
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    Someone screwed up on getting the "green" detergent? ;)
     
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    It was too expensive so in the end they had to abandon it. :p
     
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