Seasonably flexible airspace management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions

Seasonably flexible airspace management reduces fuel burn and saves CO2 emissions

The airspace of the six FABEC States of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland is one of the busiest and most complex in the world. Almost 13,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 4,200 tonnes of fuel have been...
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ICAO Council reaches landmark decision on aviation emissions offsetting

ICAO Council reaches landmark decision on aviation emissions offsetting

The ICAO Council made important headway today on the key international standards supporting the planned timeline for the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’, during its 214th Session. Collec...
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NASA Tech Cuts Airframe Noise by 70% on GIII Testbed

NASA Tech Cuts Airframe Noise by 70% on GIII Testbed

A series of NASA test flights with a Gulfstream GIII testbed last month demonstrated that airframe noise can be reduced by more than 70 percent on landing approach using non-propulsive technologies. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, conducted at...
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Funding for UK waste-to-jet fuel project

Funding for UK waste-to-jet fuel project

Development funding of £4.9m secured for next stage of UK waste-to-jet fuel project from industry partners and Department for Transport Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, is pleased to announce that £4.9m of funding has been secured to deliver...
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Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons

Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), estimates that its customers have saved more than 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million USD, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GT...
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Industry steps up action calls for CORSIA standards

Industry steps up action calls for CORSIA standards

Government representatives are attending the ICAO Council meeting in Montreal that extends through end of June. A key agenda item is to agree on standards and recommended practices for the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for Intern...
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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 countrie...
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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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