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Air Force Efforts At Fuel Savings Are Adding Up

April 17 2012


The U.S. Air Force is pursuing a number of programs intended to increase fuel efficiency, reports the Stars and Stripes.

For example, the service has ordered its pilots to fly higher and slower in an effort to reduce fuel use.

Increased oil prices have added $1 billion to the cost of operating the Air Force fleet this year, according to Kevin Geiss, the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for energy.

The service has also been installing fuel-efficient engines on its...

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