Continuous Climb and Descent Operations

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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