The Airbus 380 aircraft is the most environmentally advanced aircraft in the sky and Emirates will operate 58 of them.
Emirates selected the A380 – and underpinned the Airbus decision to proceed with the program – because it is the most efficient aircraft flying today. Flying more passengers and burning less fuel – and therefore emissions – is an important environmental outcome. The A380 is more fuel efficient per passenger kilometer than a small family car. Emirates versions will offer fuel economy as low as 3.1 liters per 100 passenger km, better than that of Toyota’s acclaimed Prius hybrid passenger vehicle. With our planes at typical loads versus the typical car journey (of one passenger), the Emirates A380s are a significant environmental development.
Emirates A380s will feature the Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, which will save a further 500,000 liters of fuel per aircraft per year than other alternatives. The greater fuel efficiency of the GP7200 engines on Emirates A380s means the lowest emissions of any large commercial aircraft.
Emirates is growing and adding more (eco-efficient) aircraft to our operations. But our fuel and emission performance is one of the industry’s best and our further fleet improvement will help to offset aviation’s total growth and emissions.
The bottom line? The A380, along with aircraft like our new B777 family and our order of 70 A350-XWBs, allows Emirates to offer one of the world’s youngest and most efficient fleets.
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