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Fuel efficiency gains since the modern jet age

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Decades of improvements in airplane efficiency, logistics, and load factor slashed the fuel burned per seat by 82% during 1958–2010. Compared to early airliners like the Comet 4, engine fuel consumption has dropped by nearly 50%.

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Air Transport Action Group. 2010. Beginner’s Guide to Aviation Efficiency. Air Transport Action Group. link

 
 
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