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12 December 2008

The best ecological project award

AEROFLOT HAS BEEN AWARDED “THE BEST ECOLOGICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR”

December 12, 2008, Moscow. – JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” was awarded the prize in the field of ecology - “The best ecological product of the year” in the nomination “Nature-oriented technologies. The best project aimed at reducing power consumption and increasing ecological efficiency of transportation companies”. The prize was founded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation in order to create additional stimuli to increase the ecological efficiency of the Russian economy and attract the public attention to the ecological problems.

“The program of power saving and increasing the ecological efficiency till 2020”, having been appreciated at the contest, was developed in Aeroflot in order to implement the Order of the President of the Russian Federation as of 04.06.2008 #889 “About certain measures aimed at increasing the power and ecological efficiency of the Russian economy”. The program stipulates the increase of the efficiency of the use of the fuel – power resources by the JSC “Aeroflot”, the creation of the necessary conditions to transfer the economy of the airlines to the energy-efficient way of development, the decrease of the negative impact on the environment of the JSC “Aeroflot” objects. The implementation of the program will allow the JSC “Aeroflot” to save up to 1.5 mln tons of the fuel and decrease its specific consumption (gram per unit of the offered to transport ton-kilometer) annually from 2007 to 2020 by 43.6 per cent.

According to the director general of the JSC “Aeroflot” Valery Okulov, “the civil aviation bears the responsibility for two per cent of carbon dioxide, emitted into the atmosphere, created within the process of human activity. Thus, optimizing the fuel consumption in the airlines and developing the measures to decrease the impact on the environment are the important levers to provide the rational and ecologically responsible use of the power resources in this country. Power saving program of Aeroflot is exactly directed to this”.