News & Industry Affairs / Environment
- I want to offset the carbon from my long-haul flight. What are my options?
- Richard Branson: ‘Aviation can be carbon neutral sooner than we realise’
- Aviation industry applauds another CORSIA milestone
- Airbus launches electric airplane race
- Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
- Global climate action effort now counts over 250 airports
- CORSIA standards: endorsed by ICAO and hailed by industry
- Clean Energy Wire: Emission-free aviation is feasible
- The green aviation debate
- IATA Environmental Policy: Combating the illegal trade of wildlife
- IATA Airlines International analysis: the cost of going green
May 24, 2016. Martin Rivers for IATA. Having pledged to pursue carbon-neutral growth from 2020, airlines are committed to reducing the environmental cost of flying even as they gear up for decades of continued growth in air transport. A key tool in achieving this is the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) — a global market-based mechanism that will help airlines to effectively cap net emissions at 2020 levels...
Read the full article here: airlines.iata.org/analysis/the-cost-of-going-green
- Booz & Company (now PWC's Strategy&): The Future of Green Aviation
2008. Airlines today are faced with a dramatically changing business landscape, largely because of volatile jet fuel prices and the pressure of climate change and its affects on the environment. Airlines must reduce their consumption of oil-based jet fuel by investing in more fuel-efficient technologies, nurturing the growth of alternative energies, and, more immediately, and change their business models and metrics by which performance is measured...
Download the pdf document: www.strategyand.pwc.com/Future_of_Green_Aviation.pdf
- 5 Advances That Will Change Air Travel
May 2, 2017. National Geographic. New plane designs, alternative fuels, flight patterns, and even airport architecture promise to shrink aviation's carbon footprint. This article is part of National Geographics Urban Expeditions series, an initiative made possible by a grant from United Technologies to the National Geographic Society.
As the world’s middle class expands, so does its ability to travel. Passenger numbers are expected to double over the next two decades, and carbon emissions from aviation will rise along with them—by about 300% by 2050. While today’s flights emit half as much as they did in 1990, further savings are needed to meet the industry’s goal of capping its carbon emissions. Meanwhile airlines are investing in new technology, alternative fuels, and operational advances.Read the full article here: nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/transportation/green-aviation1/
Kelsey Nowakowski, National Geographic journalist
- Can the aviation industry ever be green?
January 8, 2010. Guardian Environment Network. Cutting emissions on the scale required to meet carbon targets means big changes in either how, or how much, we fly. Roger East sees an industry in need of radical innovation and asks, can it go fast – and far – enough? From Green Futures, part of the Guardian Environment Network...
Read the full article here: Can the aviation industry ever be green?
Below: This future aircraft design concept for supersonic flight over land comes from the team led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The team's simulation shows possibility for achieving overland flight by dramatically lowering the level of sonic booms through the use of an "inverted-V" engine-under wing configuration. Other revolutionary technologies help achieve range, payload and environmental goals. This supersonic cruise concept is among the designs presented in April 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement-funded studies into advanced aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 time-frame. Image source: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1698.html Credit: NASA/Lockheed Martin Corporation. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.