Continuous Climb and Descent Operations (CCO & CDO) are aircraft operating techniques enabled by airspace and instrument procedure design and facilitated by air traffic control.
Benefits of CCO & CDO ⬇
- Reduction in pilot and controller workload through reduced required radio transmissions and ATC intervention
- reduced fuel burn through optimal engine thrust settings
- Cost savings
- CO2 emission savings
- Less noise
- More efficient use of airspace
By removing level-offs which require high thrust in order to maintain a level flight in low altitudes on the approach phase, environmental and financial savings can be achieved with the help of continuous operations.
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