Meanwhile, airborne delays in Brisbane during morning and evening peak periods have dropped by 35 per cent since Airservices introduced the ground delay system in late 2012.
Airservices has introduced a new system that will reduce airborne delays, help to save fuel and associated emissions, enhance safety and reduce air traffic congestion at Melbourne Airport.
Time-based metering can reduce airborne delays
and improve coordination and planning between adjacent air traffic control facilities," he added.
A world-first deployment of an integrated flow management and arrival management system, which will save airlines tens of millions of dollars in fuel by significantly reducing airborne delays and optimizing flight profiles, is now in operation for flights into Auckland, New Zealand.
Aircraft fly more efficiently due to planned and predictable flight paths, and airborne delays are significantly reduced lowering fuel use and CO?