EU urges ICAO to establish robust CORSIA system

EU urges ICAO to establish robust CORSIA system

The European Union (EU) is urging ICAO to establish the most robust Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) system possible, so the global airline industry can stabilize CO2 emissions at 2020 levels. A number of European countries...
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EU Plans To Ban Plastic Cutlery and Plates on Airliners

EU Plans To Ban Plastic Cutlery and Plates on Airliners

The European Commission has proposed new legislation that would ban plastic cutlery, plates, straws, and drink stirrers in an attempt to reduce the harmful effect of plastic in the oceans. Some airline industry officials, however, think the new policy will...
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Bizav Leaders To Launch Alternative Fuels Initiative

Bizav Leaders To Launch Alternative Fuels Initiative

  A group of leaders from across the industry is unveiling a plan next week that is designed to advance the development and adoption of alternative fuels. Details of the sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) plan will be highlighted during...
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FAA Rulemakings Will Pave Way for New Supersonic Era

The FAA plans to publish proposed rules by early next year that would outline noise certification for supersonic aircraft and clarify procedures required to obtain special flight authorization to conduct supersonic flight-testing in the U.S. This would enable ...
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Airbus and Rolls-Royce Agree to Team on UltraFan Integration

Airbus and Rolls-Royce Agree to Team on UltraFan Integration

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have agreed to collaborate on the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan demonstrator for flight testing. A scalable jet engine design suitable for widebody or single-aisle aircraft, the UltraFan would generate a 25 percent fuel efficie...
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Sustainability and changing consumer tastes lead discussion at Arabian Travel Market

Sustainability and changing consumer tastes lead discussion at Arabian Travel Market

The Arabian Travel Market, the travel industry’s leading global event in the Middle East, celebrated its 25th anniversary in Dubai, with over 39,000 attendees. Sustainability was the theme of the year. The UAE is leading the way in the region...
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Gatwick first in the world to trail autonomous shuttle bus for airside staff

Gatwick first in the world to trail autonomous shuttle bus for airside staff

Gatwick has said the trial could be first step toward widespread use of autonomous vehicles on airfields across the world and could reduce vehicle numbers, emissions and costs. The trial will be run in partnership with Oxbotica – a company that develops...
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Avoiding flu while you fly

Avoiding flu while you fly

New research from the US appears to contradict the view that aircraft are hotbeds for the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza – but where you sit can be important. The study suggests the best way to avoid the...
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Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

The Boeing Company has teamed with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and U.S. energy firm SKYNRG, to identify biofuel feed stocks in Africa. Africa...
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Embraer E190-E2 Certified, Widerøe To Fly In April

Embraer E190-E2 Certified, Widerøe To Fly In April

  Embraer has received type certification for the E190-E2 twin-engined jet from Brazilian, US and European aviation regulators, paving the way for first delivery and entry into service. Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe will be the first airline to take...
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