United has achieved 83.28 million gallons of fuel savings and 809,700 metric tonnes of reduction in CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission through technological improvements, like the use of standard and advanced Split Scimitar winglets, as well as simple logical improvements that large airlines tend to ignore. While we can attribute 58% of the fuel savings to the company’s use of winglets, 25% of the savings was because of efficient route planning.
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United’s attention to detail is impressive, as it has achieved almost 13.68 million gallons of fuel savings and 1,32,700 metric tonnes of CO2 reduction through:
Standard winglets are used by all United’s (UAL) competitors, including Delta (DAL), American Airlines (AAL), Southwest (LUV), and JetBlue (JBLU). In addition to focusing on fuel efficiency and carbon management, United has also invested in cost-efficient alternate fuels and waste management and was named “Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World magazine’s Eco Aviation for showing increased responsibility towards the environment.