Cessna GreenTrak Slashes the Cost of Flying

 - October 18, 2010, 8:08 AM

Cessna's GreenTrak flight planning software will allow operators to use cost indexing to minimize trip costs and the cost of the European Emissions Trading Scheme or any likely U.S. "cap and trade" emissions charge by balancing DOCs, fuel burn and carbon emissions.

GreenTrak does this by determining optimum climb, cruise and descent speed schedules for a determined cost/time ratio using variable inputs including fuel cost, aircraft weight, altitude, wind speed and direction, temperature and individual companies' cost structures. The software produces a flight plan with the lowest total trip cost in terms of fuel burned and carbon produced. The software is available via subscription through CESNAV and runs from a PC or an electronic flight bag.