A review on air emissions assessment: Transportation

A review on air emissions assessment: Transportation

The greenhouse gas emissions footprint and global warming potential are widely-used for environmental sustainability studies. However, environmental sustainability is far wider than carbon emissions and climate change. This study has highlighted the importance of including air pollutants rather than limiting...
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Reduction measures for air pollutants and greenhouse gas in the transportation sector: A cost-benefit analysis

Reduction measures for air pollutants and greenhouse gas in the transportation sector: A cost-benefit analysis

Cost-benefit analysis of emission control measures is an important part of the development and refinement of policies in the transportation sector, especially in China. In this paper, a cost-benefit analysis of the measures in place to reduce air pollutants [c...
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Life cycle assessment of air transportation and the Swiss commercial air transport fleet

Life cycle assessment of air transportation and the Swiss commercial air transport fleet

In this work we present a life cycle assessment of air transportation, the Swiss commercial aircraft fleet, and its potential development from 1990 to 2050. We first perform a life cycle assessment of air transport with 72 common aircraft types...
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Singapore Airlines to increase inflight sustainability efforts

Singapore Airlines to increase inflight sustainability efforts

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is stepping up its inflight sustainability initiatives, by introducing new efforts to reduce food waste and cutting back on plastic products. At the SIA’s World Gourmet Forum, the flag carrier said it would introduce automated data ...
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World’s top 20 airlines falling short on climate change commitments, study finds

World’s top 20 airlines falling short on climate change commitments, study finds

All of the world’s top 20 airlines risk falling short of the demands of the Paris Climate Agreement, research suggests. None of the 20 has an emissions target after 2025 despite commitments to limit temperature rises to 2C or below....
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Lufthansa Group Increases Commitment to the Environment and Society

Lufthansa Group Increases Commitment to the Environment and Society

The Lufthansa Group is prioritizing its corporate social responsibility initiatives. With three new measures, the company is reinforcing its goal of being a leader in the field of corporate responsibility in the aviation industry. The new measures at a glance:...
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Improving airline fuel efficiency via fuel burn prediction and uncertainty estimation

Improving airline fuel efficiency via fuel burn prediction and uncertainty estimation

Motivated by the significant fuel saving and efficiency boosting potential of reducing unnecessary fuel loading, the goal of this paper is to provide more reliable discretionary fuel recommendation values for dispatchers in fuel planning stage. Based on the an...
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Airlines urge the EU Commission and Member States to fix the ATC problem

Airlines urge the EU Commission and Member States to fix the ATC problem

European passengers and businesses deserve better than to suffer from the consequences of ten years of wrong management decisions from ANSPs that have been maintaining antiquated Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems operating with appalling inefficiencies. It is ...
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Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

  Environmental activists recoil for a reason when the super-rich fly private jets to forums that preach carbon neutrality. Airplane pollution levels really are going through the stratosphere and nobody seems to have a viable plan to rein them in. Airplane ...
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Optimization Software Helps Airports Go Green with Ground Support

Optimization Software Helps Airports Go Green with Ground Support

Recently, airports have begun scrutinizing their ground support equipment (GSE) and ground transportation methods with the goal to reduce emissions. By applying advanced software, greater positive changes can be achieved. Optimization software is helping airpo...
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