Finnair captain Pertti Hämäläinen is an outdoorsman with an appreciation for nature. Studying environmental and resource economics as a hobby has made him think about eco-friendly flying and how the choices he makes can have a positive impact.
For Finnair pilots, economical and sustainable flying means planning routes and estimating fuel needs carefully. Sticking to schedules is important because one flight's delay can have a domino effect on other flights.
Aircraft equipment has also taken steps towards sustainability with technology providing better calculation capacity, as well as airplanes being built lighter to reduce fuel consumption.
Note: A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert pilots of potential hazards that could affect the safety of the flight.