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21 Aug, 2012

PressTV – UK airlines cut costs along with safety

“There is pressure on pilots by airlines to carry minimum fuel because it costs money to carry the extra weight, and that is quite significant over a year,” a retired pilot told the Exaro website.

Safety chiefs at the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) say the airlines are carrying the minimum reserve fuel possible to cut costs but they fail to consider the combined impact of airport traffic and bad weather conditions leaving airliners running low on fuel.

via PressTV – UK airlines cut costs along with safety.