AIRLINERS will spend less time circling while waiting to land under a new green scheme.
Passengers journey times will be slashed because they will disembark sooner.
Planes will spending less time circling while waiting to land to cut carbon emissions
Cutting-edge technology used to reduce stacking will dramatically cut carbon emissions under the government plan.
Poor air quality is a major risk to public health and can cause breathing diseases, lung cancer and cut life expectancy.
One study even claims living within six miles of an airport can trigger heart issues and higher levels of asthma.
The scheme was detailed in a document attached to the Tory party manifesto ahead of the election. Experts will develop pioneering work in electric and low-carbon flight. The government revealed in its Queens Speech last month that it had big travel plans.
Airspace modernisation will help cut aviations carbon emissions in half by 2050.
And it will be funded by existing department budgets.
Tim Johnson, of the Aviation Environment Federation, said: Supporting a transition to electric planes and other low-carbon technologies is vital.
Global Action Plans Chris Large said: Its clear people want an end to air pollution.
For those living near airports its hard to see how efficiencies in handling flights will reduce pollution when flight numbers continue to increase.
The Transport Department said: Modernising our airspace is vital for making journeys quicker, quieter and cleaner as well as maintaining the UKs position as a world-leader in aviation.