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MIT Departure Metering Study

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a detailed study on the effects of surface departure metering on aircraft fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Based on data gathered over seven months of operation of the departure metering program at JFK International Airport, the MIT study compared taxi out times, fuel burn and emissions before and after the metering progam.  Highlights of the annualized results are:

  • Lower fuel bills for airlines
  • Greener operations
  • Improved passenger experience
Study

Click here to download the MIT study on the impact of departure metering at JFK International Airport.

Press Release

Click here to read the press release on the MIT study results.