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A Lower Carbon Footprint in the Air

UPS AIRLINES

A Lower Carbon Footprint in the Air

Since 2005, UPS Airlines has reduced its carbon intensity by 13 percent through strategies focused on our aircraft fleet, aircraft weight, and aviation procedures. We increased oversight of our airline’s footprint in 2018 with the creation of the Fuel Analytics and Sustainability Group. Here are a few other ways that we avoided greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while in flight during 2018.

Operation Specifications

Historical flight plan data enables more accurate fuel requirements, allowing us to grant permission for planes to carry less reserve fuel on international flights, reducing weight and carbon emissions.

GHG Reduced 24,300 Metric Tonnes

Fire-Resistant Containers

Enhance safety and weigh less than traditional containers.

GHG Reduced 7,700 Metric Tonnes

“Winglet” Modifications

Reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency by 3.6 percent per flight.

GHG reduced 82,800 Metric Tonnes

Jet Engine Washing

Removes particulate matter accumulated during engine operation.

GHG Reduced 24,900 Metric Tonnes

A/C PACK ECO-CONTROL MODULES

Optimize air conditioning packs to reduce cruise fuel burn.

GHG Reduced 10,200 Metric Tonnes

Pounds of CO2 per Available Ton Mile (ATM)

 

Lbs CO2/ATM (Nautical Miles)

Lbs CO2/ATM (Statute Miles)

2018 2017 2016 2005(Baseline) 2020(GOAL)

1.35
(13% reduction)

1.40

1.39

1.54

1.24
(20% reduction)

1.17
(13% reduction)

1.22

1.21

1.34

1.08
(20% reduction)

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