Green Skies of Peru Project Wins Environmental Award

  Green Skies of Peru Project Wins Environmental Award

Business Wire

KENT, Wash. & MADRID, Spain -- February 12, 2013

GE Aviation, LAN Peru, Peru’s air navigation service provider CORPAC and
regulator DGAC received the IHS Jane’s ATC Environment Award for the Green
Skies of Peru project during the CANSO ATM dinner last night. The project was
one of 70 projects nominated for the IHS Jane’s ATC Awards, with one award
winner in each of seven categories. The awards ceremony was held during the
World ATM Congress where GE Aviation is exhibiting this week (#1104) in
Madrid.

The Green Skies of Peru project, a collaborative effort among GE Aviation, LAN
Peru, CORPAC and DGAC, provides aircraft flying from Cusco to Lima a highly
efficient, predictable flight path throughout the entire flight. The
demonstration phase of the project commenced in February 2012, when LAN flew
the first continuously guided flight from take-off to landing using
Performance-based Navigation (PBN) technology.

The procedures save participating airlines on average 19 track miles, 6.3
minutes, 450 pounds of fuel and 1,420 pounds of CO[2] emissions per flight. In
July, the project team successfully connected the PBN city pair procedures to
the Instrument Landing System (ILS) with auto land at Lima. The breakthrough
technology lowers the aircraft landing minima at Lima to 100 feet when the
three elements are combined.

“On behalf of the entire project team, we are grateful to receive such a
notable industry award highlighting this important project to our country’s
airspace,” said Nicolas Goldstein,CEO of LAN Peru. “It’s encouraging to see
our hard work being recognized as we work to implement the project into our
daily operations to improve operational efficiency.”

GE Aviation’s Air Traffic Optimization unit provides airlines, air navigation
service providers and airports with services to make the way we fly more
efficient. With PBN design and consulting, high-resolution, digital airport
maps, electronic terrain and obstacle data and airline-based flow management
products, GE Aviation is building the foundation to support air traffic
modernization.

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of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military
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Contact:

GE Aviation
Jennifer Villarreal, + 1 616 241 8643
jennifer.villarreal3@ge.com
Emily Butterfield, +1 253 867 3878
emily.butterfield@ge.com
 
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