Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines says it will stop selling duty-free goods on its flights to reduce the weight of its aircraft and save fuel and ultimately reduce carbon emissions. SAS said it is also trying to be more climate-friendly by using new,...
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The influence of emission thresholds and retrofit options on airline fleet planning: An optimization approach

The influence of emission thresholds and retrofit options on airline fleet planning: An optimization approach

To reduce fleet emissions, airlines can purchase modern and fuel efficient aircraft or apply retrofits to the existing fleet (e.g., blended winglets, cabin weight reduction, electric taxiing systems, re-engining). Decisions on these alternatives are part of a...
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United Airlines Expands Commitment to Biofuel, Powering More Flights With More Biofuel Than Any Other U.S. Carrier

United Airlines Expands Commitment to Biofuel, Powering More Flights With More Biofuel Than Any Other U.S. Carrier

United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scal...
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Climate action in aviation an inspiring challenge

Climate action in aviation an inspiring challenge

The aviation industry should be inspired by its role in the fight against climate change, according to one of its sustainability leaders. Michael Gill, the Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) told the Global Sustainab...
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Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Air travel is growing fast. According to this year’s European Aviation Environmental Report, the number of flights in and out of the European Economic Area increased by 8 percent between 2014 and 2017. The figure is expected to grow by...
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Can Aviation Grow and Achieve Net-Zero Emissions?

Can Aviation Grow and Achieve Net-Zero Emissions?

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has just produced a mammoth report and roadmap on how the country can achieve net-zero emissions by 2050-a target all big emitters will need to hit to have any chance of stopping global...
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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...
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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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