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    NEWS HEADLINES
  • Design features of the EU’s aviation ETS should be strengthened to deliver real emissions reductions, finds T&E report
  • JetBlue signs with SG Preston in one of the largest ever airline renewable jet fuel offtake agreements
  • Paris high ambition countries call for urgent action on aviation emissions and a robust global carbon scheme
  • Environmental NGOs fear voluntary participation in global aviation scheme will undermine carbon neutrality goal
  • LanzaTech achieves breakthrough with first batch of sustainable jet fuel to be produced from ethanol
  • KLM and Lufthansa sign long-term agreements with US sustainable biofuel producers AltAir and Gevo
    COMMENTARY
  • The fight must go on to protect the EU's right to continue with its own aviation emissions scheme
    ICAO 38th ASSEMBLY NEWS & COMMENT
  • ICAO President upbeat on an Assembly climate agreement as UN leader calls on aviation sector to limit emissions
  • Divergent views of ICAO States point to the difficulty in achieving an international consensus on emissions schemes
  • Environmental NGOs call for ICAO to bring forward global MBM adoption to 2015 for implementation in 2016
  • Aviation industry calls for global agreement and climate change leadership by governments ahead of ICAO Assembly
  • An NGO message for the ICAO Assembly: Introduce a global market-based measure now
  • ICAO moves closer to agreement on limiting growth of aviation emissions as EU officials justify climb-down
  • ICAO Council meets to hammer out a compromise on implementing a global MBM to limit growth of aviation emissions
  • Will ICAO States at last deliver a meaningful global agreement on mitigating international aviation emissions?
  • Market measures are the quickest and most effective way to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, find climate researchers
    NEW PUBLICATIONS
  • ICAO Environmental Report 2016 – On Board a Sustainable Future
  • McGill University’s Occasional Paper Series on the environmental sustainability of international civil aviation
    NEW BOOK
  • Climate Change Governance in International Civil Aviation: Toward Regulating Emissions Relevant to Climate Change and Global Warming
    NEWS & ARTICLES FROM THE NET
  • Shuttle diplomacy under way on global aviation emissions deal
  • Winging it: EU researchers look for novel ways to cut aircraft noise
  • Ryanair CEO: Drop the 'nonsensical' CO2 tax and let airlines save Europe
  • Is jet-setting compatible with a safe climate?
    FEATURE ARTICLES
  • Refuelling the future: Sustainable, drop-in aviation biofuel is a reality but challenges remain, says Boeing
  • New draft EU ETS regulations could simplify the monitoring process for hundreds of operators
  • Airlines struggle to get carbon offsetters onboard but one carrier may have the answer
  • Large and smaller airlines are choosing to manage their EU ETS carbon needs in a variety of ways
  • Aviation carbon emissions and regulatory compliance proving a concern for aircraft financiers and insurers
  • A global scheme for aviation emissions provides a better deal than US and EU cap-and-trade systems
  • Targeting airspace efficiency: how air traffic management can play its part in reducing aviation emissions
  • Poor management and over optimistic yield forecasts are causing jatropha to become the biofuel blunder crop
  • British Airways sets off towards its destination of becoming the world's most responsible airline
  • Two organizations and countless companies strive to bring the dream of algae biofuels to life
  • Affected airlines must factor in many uncertain issues as they plan for inclusion into the EU ETS
    ARCHIVED APPOINTMENTS
  • A4A's Nancy Young appointed by UN Secretary-General to his high-level sustainable transport advisory group
  • IAG appoints Counsell to head up sustainability programme across airline group
  • Changes at Cathay Pacific as Watson moves to parent company and Chan to head Environmental Affairs
  • Dr Fang Liu of China becomes the first-ever woman to be appointed Secretary General of ICAO
  • Legal counsel insider appointed to head up IATA's environment and climate change work
  • IATA promotes aviation environment lead Paul Steele to head up the association's advocacy activities
  • AEA’s environment manager promoted as new Deputy Secretary General and will head up political team
  • Birmingham Airport’s new Environment Manager rises through the ranks
  • SWISS appoints Jürg Dinner to newly-created post of Head of Public & Environmental Affairs
  • Tim Rees seconded from Airservices Australia as CANSO's new Environment Manager
  • Algal Biomass Organization names Mary Rosenthal as its first Executive Director
  • Linden Coppell takes up role as Etihad Airways' first Manager for Environmental Affairs
  • Ex-SBAC Mark Watson joins Cathay Pacific's new Environmental Affairs Office
  • Finnair appoints Kati Ihamäki new Vice President, Sustainable Development
    FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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    RECENT NEWS
  • ICAO carbon offsetting scheme moves a step closer to agreement as Council releases final draft resolution text
  • Heathrow to add 50 new noise monitors as part of latest 10-step noise reduction strategy
  • French authorities seize Polish charter carrier aircraft over non-payment of airport noise violation fines
  • Time running out for ICAO States to agree on participation in global carbon scheme for international aviation
  • Dallas Fort Worth becomes the first North American airport to achieve carbon neutrality
  • US government lays out R&D strategy to address key challenges hindering development of alternative jet fuels
  • Lufthansa Group fails for the first time to improve annual fuel efficiency of its fleet
  • Virgin Atlantic records small decline in fuel efficiency as it awaits positive impact of new 787s and A350s
  • The inclusion of Swiss flights in the EU ETS under ‘Stop the clock’ is lawful, says ECJ Advocate General
  • EPA issues endangerment finding that paves the way for aircraft GHG regulation in the US
  • NATS achieves emissions reductions but increasing air traffic poses an environmental performance challenge
  • European airlines and NGOs step up pressure for agreement on global CO2 scheme for international aviation
  • Produced from high-energy tobacco crops, SAA undertakes Africa’s first sustainable biofuel commercial flight
  • Boeing partners with Embraer in next phase of ecoDemonstrator test programme
  • United marks new service to Auckland with green flight operated under ASPIRE initiative
  • Six airlines singled out in latest NRDC survey as leaders in development of sustainably-sourced aviation biofuels
  • New generation Boeing Dreamliners resulting in improved noise performance at airport, says Heathrow
  • Groundbreaking aviation biofuel supply initiative wins Oslo Airport industry environment award
  • Behavioural economics can nudge pilots into boosting fuel and carbon efficiency, finds Virgin Atlantic study
  • EU emissions from international flights rise 1.6% in 2014 to overtake those from shipping for the first time
  • If we don’t work in partnership, we won’t reach industry 2050 CO2 reduction target, warns Qantas chief
  • Amyris/Total enter into two-year agreement to supply renewable jet fuel for Cathay Pacific A350 delivery flights
  • Sufficient supply of high quality carbon credits and sustainable fuels to meet aviation CO2 goals, finds study
  • Alaska undertakes first commercial flights to use Gevo's newly-approved alcohol-to-jet renewable fuel
  • Persuading governments to adopt global carbon scheme would be one of IATA's greatest achievements, says Walsh
  • Airline industry comes together to urge governments to adopt global carbon offset mechanism
  • Canadian jet biofuel initiative selects Montreal-Trudeau for co-mingled fuel supply project
  • Industry carbon reduction programme now extends to over 150 airports worldwide
  • Analysis: Unpicking the complex ground rules for international aviation's proposed global carbon emissions scheme
  • Aviation industry encouraged by ICAO progress on global carbon scheme negotiations but calls for higher emissions coverage
  • Key differences must be bridged quickly to avoid failure by countries to agree a global aviation carbon scheme, say NGOs
  • Despite disagreements on key elements of global aviation CO2 scheme, ICAO chief confident of success
  • ICAO states convene to reach consensus on a global measure to cap international aviation emissions
  • ICAO CO2 emissions standard was a factor in the decision to favour the all-new Bombardier C Series, says Delta
    GLOSSARY
  • Glossary
    ARCHIVED BOOKS
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Aviation - Legal and Policy Challenges
  • Will Sustainability Fly? Aviation Fuel Options in a Low-Carbon World
    ARCHIVED COMMENTARIES
  • A market-based measure for CO2 emissions from international aviation: need, design and legal form
  • Is success in sight for a global agreement on an effective economic measure to address international aviation emissions?
  • An ICAO deal that falls well short of carbon-neutral growth target will have no credibility
  • CAAFI and its 10-year journey to the cutting edge of sustainable jet fuel commercialisation
  • Mitigation of international aviation emissions: The flightpath from Paris to Montreal
  • ICAO must design robust sustainability criteria for aviation biofuels into its market measure
  • A real deal - how aviation can contribute to success in Paris
  • Fast-growing airlines from developing countries should not have to shoulder an unfair share of the GMBM burden, says China
  • Ending international aviation’s $65 billion fuel tax exemption an essential step towards decarbonisation
  • Why taxes are not an option in addressing international civil aviation's carbon footprint
  • Dealing with aviation’s carbon challenge in the lead up to the Paris climate summit
  • Addressing carbon emissions from international aviation requires the recognition of special circumstances
  • The challenge of finding a legal vehicle to enforce compliance with a global aviation emissions scheme
  • Designing a market-based scheme to address international aviation emissions through carbon offsetting
  • Reconciling CBDR with non-discrimination: A fundamental requirement for ICAO's global MBM success
  • To restore relevancy and credibility, ICAO must show leadership and direction on a global aviation emissions scheme
  • Mitigating international air transport emissions through a global measure: Time for some lateral thinking
  • An NGO message for the ICAO Assembly: Introduce a global market-based measure now
  • Will ICAO States at last deliver a meaningful global agreement on mitigating international aviation emissions?
  • How silos can be bridged to achieve a global accord on market-based measures for mitigating aviation carbon emissions
  • Aviation in a carbon-constrained world: 2050 scenarios for long-haul tourism
  • Allocating international aviation CO2 emissions: the airspace-based approach and its alternatives
  • Forces for good but aviation and tourism share a responsibility to address their growing carbon footprint
  • Climate change and bold action on green policies can drive a third golden age of aviation
  • Rio, Kyoto, Brussels and Chicago: Reconciling principles related to international air transport emissions
  • Dropping the application of CBDR to international aviation could unlock significant financing for developing countries
  • EU airlines could be ETS victims over definition of 'equivalence' as non-EU states seek exemption from scheme
  • Aviation and climate change: what now for a global approach?
  • China's actions and stand on greenhouse gas emissions from international civil aviation
  • Aviation after Copenhagen: ICAO must now develop a bold strategic vision
  • ICAO's flawed carbon calculator is symptomatic of a lack of industry transparency on aircraft performance
  • Bunker fuels and Copenhagen - the disappointing outcome that leaves the aviation industry adrift on GHG emissions
  • Airlines in the United States are avoiding their role in climate change by postponing meaningful action
  • EU emissions trading funds from airlines' hard-earned revenues should be used wisely and not squandered
  • The EU ETS is not that big a deal – and it even has some ingenuity
  • The control of aviation emissions reaches a critical juncture
  • Taxing international aviation to pay for adaptation to climate change in developing countries is only a partial answer
  • Kyoto v. Chicago: ICAO debates how to apply the principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities to aviation
  • A global scheme for aviation emissions provides a better deal than US and EU cap-and-trade systems
  • FAA lays out a plan by which it hopes to achieve carbon neutral growth in aviation emissions through increased operational efficiency and technology
  • The search for alternative aviation fuels: understanding the challenge
  • California and its allies join forces with Europe to break the Bush administration's intransigence on aviation emissions
  • Disagreement on environmental impacts of air transport is seriously undermining UK government policy
  • A way forward in achieving an acceptable global aviation emissions mitigation framework
  • Why aviation must be included in the European Emissions Trading Scheme
    ARCHIVED AIRCRAFT & AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY
  • University of Alabama researcher develops a 'sponge' material that cuts jet engine noise
  • Boeing promises additional fuel burn improvement from new winglets for 737 MAX as Airbus unveils Sharklets
  • Alitalia becomes launch customer for WheelTug's innovative aircraft taxiing electric drive system
  • UK’s Monarch Airlines signs up to Pratt & Whitney’s EcoFlight to develop and implement fuel efficiencies
  • Etihad discovers new cleaner look for its aircraft also has environmental benefits
  • Pratt & Whitney extends its EcoPower engine wash service to the Middle East and North Africa
  • Airbus and IAI to develop pilot-controlled, semi-robotic aircraft tow tractor to allow engines-off taxiing
  • Wing modification specialist confirms fuel and emissions can be reduced by up to 4 percent on older 737s
  • GE and NASA to begin wind-tunnel test programme this summer to evaluate open-rotor jet engines
  • Era Systems to upgrade noise and flight track monitoring system at Phoenix Sky Harbor
  • Lufthansa Cargo starts pilot scheme using lightweight containers to test fuel and emissions savings potential
    ARCHIVED NEWS FROM THE WEB
  • House passes bill defying Europe's aircraft emissions rules
  • Emissions standards fuel Canadian airline ire
  • Sceptics question airline biofuels
  • Russia proposes airport slots as CO2 reduction incentive
  • Airlines weigh the advantages of using more biofuel
  • Quick win: aviation biofuels offer breakout for clean energy
  • Out of the frying pan and into the air
  • Australia adds opt-in rule for polluters in CO2 scheme
  • Most airlines will need to buy 30-40 per cent of their EU ETS carbon permit needs
  • Farmers sought for California jet biofuel project
  • Boeing looks to carbon recycling for weight reduction
  • US senator touts camelina crop to farmers
  • House ready to fight Europe's ETS
  • Aircraft emissions standards hard to craft
  • Airlines and carbon - the European plan makes sense
  • India to oppose EU's emission trading system for airlines
  • Australian regional carriers to pay fourfold on carbon tax
  • Why do airlines fight rules to help the environment?
  • Australian airlines count the cost of carbon tax plan
  • UK government "giving green taxes a bad name"
  • EU parries China's jab on aviation emissions scheme
  • Airlines making giant gains in efficiency
  • Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to London...Southend
  • US airlines challenge European emissions rule
  • Airlines win approval to use plant-based biofuels on commercial flights
  • Europe and US in legal clash over airline emissions
  • Global maritime carbon deal dead in the water
  • Aviation industry goes green
  • Biofuel boom in aviation
  • Aviation's ETS objections are baseless
  • Airports planning for a sustainable future
  • EADS details near-hypersonic transport concept
  • World Bank to suggest CO2 levy on jet and shipping fuel
  • Stand up to China today, or pay dearly tomorrow
  • Scientists eye algae as fuel for airplanes
  • Airline manoeuvres intensify as EU cap on jet emissions looms
  • German decision to scrap nuclear to add to airline carbon costs
  • Lead emissions from avgas may lead to costly California lawsuits
  • Solar plane is European 'dream bird', says EU commissioner
  • Military and aviation industry outline need for sustainable biofuels
  • As jet fuel prices soar, a green option nears the runway
  • IATA sees 10 airlines joining carbon scheme this year
  • Majestic muck: Can pond scum revive airlines?
  • EU's aviation carbon control aims at emission reduction or just 'passage money'?
  • Idling jets pollute more than thought, researchers find
  • Business aviation operators seek to reduce administrative burden of EU ETS
  • Aviation carbon suit to stir trade tension at Durban talks, says IETA chief
  • Camelina falling out of favour with Montana farmers
  • ATAG's Steele: Airline industry needs biofuel
  • FAA and airlines continue attack on Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme
  • European biofuel dispute over land use change splits the industry
  • UK hits aircraft operators with extra ETS admin fees
  • Argentinean algae company confident its jet fuel will be ready soon
  • Lufthansa to start trading EU emission permits on European Energy Exchange
  • Germany joins up with Lufthansa to sponsor biofuel six times worse than fossil fuels
  • Turning the blue sky green - American's onboard recycling efforts
  • NASA: Green airliner achievable by 2025
  • Airports and neighbourhoods prepare for Boeing’s massive new 747 freighter
  • European pollution regulations face challenge from US airlines
  • EU's airline emission goals under scrutiny
  • Welcome back carbon?
  • Mayrhuber urges teamwork to make aviation more sustainable
  • Aircraft contrails stoke warming, cloud formation
  • Aviation may be biofuels' killer app
  • Boeing: Biofuels 'vital' to airlines' carbon pledge
  • When waiting saves time - study says keeping planes at gate increases efficiency
  • Airline industry last in line to sign up for algae fuel: Sapphire CEO
  • Plane truths: How to build greener planes that airlines will actually want to fly
  • Aviation industry's role in finding renewable fuels
  • Plane spotters and bubble blowers wanted for climate survey
  • House OKs testing of forest biomass as jet fuel
  • Due diligence: how to evaluate a renewable energy technology
  • Airport's planned solar farm would be the largest in the state
  • EU court backs fines for excessive airline noise
  • EU wants 60 per cent transport carbon cut by 2050, draft will say
  • Alaska Air chief calls for more cooperation between industry and the FAA
  • Boeing hopes aviation biofuel market-ready by 2015
  • Humans with antlers - why we're wired for extinction
  • Biofuels: Off into the wild, green yonder
  • Energy markets: Lufthansa, Delta jockey for free carbon permits
  • Alternative fuels don't benefit the military, a RAND report says
  • Green groups warn new London airport plan is not fit for take-off
  • How we'll fly in 2025 - NASA's vision
  • The growth of aviation biofuels
  • Aviation biofuels: real or green fantasy?
  • Dismantling company finds innovative ways of reusing scrapped aircraft materials
  • Biofuels developers get a taste for waste
  • BA, Rolls-Royce ramp up biofuel effort
  • Forecast for 2011: Turning on to biofuels
  • $3 billion for green aviation research?
  • A push to make air travel more environmentally friendly
  • Aviation escapes proposed new tax as UN climate talks end
  • Airline industry emerges from COP 16 meetings with ICAO recognition, no green tax
  • COP 16 campaign may delay airline industry GHG restrictions
  • Hydrotreated renewable jet fuel close to certification but scale-up challenges remain
  • Emissions trading: spectre of EU ban looms for lax airlines
  • EU carbon price to rise 49 percent next year, predicts analysts
  • Cancun: Richard Branson calls for global carbon taxes
  • Deadline looms for EU verified emission report
  • Hydrogen should take priority over biofuel in aviation: WWF
  • Europe's Aviation ETS: blame it on the 'Taliban'
  • Aviation's lesson for Cancun: the real thing?
  • ICAO's aviation emissions reduction plan heads for Cancun
  • Generating sustainable feedstocks locally is one of the main advantages of aviation biofuels
  • Space tourism - a final frontier worth exploring?
  • New Mumbai airport gets environmental clearance
  • Boeing subsidiary joins effort to develop electric aircraft
  • Aviation industry 'ditches' hydrogen
  • Study: carbon footprint of electronic devices can rival those of airlines
  • Russia could use sawdust to fuel airplanes, says minister
  • Factory turns chicken fat to diesel and jet fuel
  • Algal fuels: just around the corner or 10 years away?
  • Young algae industry getting government push
  • Noise politics is local and powerful
  • Travel expert: Environmental policies loom as tourism threat
  • Boeing to test China commercial jet biofuel next year
  • Aviation needs CO2 price to double by 2020: British Airways
  • Algae power reaches for the sky
  • What does Boeing's SolarEagle mean for the future of green aviation?
  • Delta seeks advanced engine technology to help meet its aggressive CO2 goals
  • Airlines are turning the blue yonder green
  • Biofuel ready for commercial-scale production
  • Branson bets his own money on renewable oils from algae
  • Tech fixes to wind turbine-radar conflict face hurdles
  • Could saddle seats in planes help cut CO2?
  • Soapbox: We are not in denial about climate change
  • Global warming? It doesn't exist, says Ryanair boss O'Leary
  • Few air travellers offset carbon emissions, UK study finds
  • Arizona set to become centre for algae-based, biofuel industry
  • Ranking the airlines by fuel efficiency
  • Colorado researchers turn plant scraps into butanol jet fuel
  • FAA's bird fears runs into conflict with EPA requirements over storm-water pond plan
  • How the science of biomimicry is being used to develop more fuel efficient aircraft
  • Electric hybrid airliner generates buzz at Oshkosh air show
  • Garuda Indonesia planning to switch to biofuel
  • Aviation industry's drive for fuel economy spurs progress in cockpit technology
  • Commercial airlines may get one percent of fuel from biofuels by 2015, Boeing says
  • Algae holds promise to make aviation carbon-neutral
  • Looking for green in blue skies
  • The flying Prius - the future of the passenger jet
  • Carbon airliner with a small footprint readied for take-off to Britain
  • New Mumbai airport plan pits environment against business
  • Aviation industry harnesses algae for biofuel
  • German air travel tax set at up to 26 euros from January 2011
  • Push up cost of air travel to cut demand, say UK engineers
  • Airplanes can punch holes in clouds and make it rain, finds study
  • Airframers step up biofuel efforts ahead of Farnborough Air Show
  • Aviation taxes in danger of pricing people out of flying, says BA's Willie Walsh
  • Airlines fret as emission rules in Europe are set to kick in
  • Britain curbing airport growth to aid climate
  • Boeing looks at lifecycle efficiencies beyond the 787
  • Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport, say scientists
  • At German airports, bees help monitor air quality
  • Southwest COO pushes for narrowbody replacement
  • Airlines urged to speed up preparations for EU emissions trading
  • Comment: What about another big greenwashed tax on tourism?
  • How green is the World Cup?
  • Aviation biofuels are growing up quickly
  • Energy of the future? It's green and slimy
  • Smoother airplane landing pattern conserves fuel
  • London City Airport CEO calls on industry to lobby UK government
  • Airlines reject Germany's proposed environmental tax
  • US Air Force confident of meeting 2011 blended synthetic fuel target
  • Green approaches: Airport sustainability
  • Sky’s the limit for synthetic jet fuel maker
  • New UK government coalition sets out plans on runways and aviation tax
  • Spirit Airlines installs lighter-weight, fuel-saving, pre-reclined seats
  • Heathrow runway plans scrapped by new UK coalition government
  • Lufthansa to use biofuel on flights by 2012, says CEO
  • Montana-grown camelina biofuel takes off in jet engines
  • Deadline looms for business aviation emissions trading crunch
  • Heathrow's third runway opponents score High Court victory
  • EADS backs algae as future biofuel rather than fuels from plant-derived sources
  • Los Angeles International Airport tightens carbon accounting for US climate rules
  • EU draws up plans for first direct tax with fuel levy
  • Jet stream: Special Biofuels Digest report on aviation biofuels
  • Fly the poplar skies - Research teams developing processes for carbon-negative renewable jet fuel
  • Aviation biofuels: the bumpy road to scale production
  • Leaving the trash behind - recycling efforts at US airports
  • What you must know about flying green
  • EU approves revised ETS rules to combat cyber crime
  • Greening air travel to reduce its environmental impact
  • Foreign Office's 10:10 plan takes off with economy flights for ambassadors
  • Aerospace chief: Industry on track to deliver 'greener' aircraft
  • Airlines have to know how carbon is going to be taxed and what emissions standards will apply to them
  • Business class fliers leave far larger carbon footprint, but by how much?
  • Algae to solve the Pentagon's jet fuel problem
  • SAP cuts business flights by 25 percent for environmental as well as business reasons
  • Bosses fail to lead on green travel
  • Aviation firms showcase green technologies at Singapore Airshow
  • Research for the future at the German Aerospace Centre
  • The solid business case for cutting carbon emissions
  • High-speed rail wins out over airport expansion
  • Is biofuel is the green answer to oil-based jet fuel?
  • Great Plains doubling camelina acreage in 2010 as aviation biofuels darling gains traction
  • Boeing Dreamliner: the promise of greener flying
  • Building the alternative aviation fuels coalition
  • UAE airlines flying high in race to safeguard environment
  • Can the aviation industry ever be green?
  • Two cheers for new greener jet fuel
  • USA's first on-site wind turbine at general aviation facility installed
  • Sir Richard Branson: the airline owner on his new war
  • Virgin's Branson says airlines want emissions targets
  • Southwest's CEO calls cap and trade schemes disastrous
  • LAX nears goal of 70 percent waste diversion by 2015
  • Copenhagen: support for a global tax on shipping and aviation grows
  • Company wants to turn poultry fat into jet fuel at Iowa plant
  • US jet fuel biorefinery projects receive $100 million grant money
  • Cut in carbon emissions may have dire consequences on vacation plans
  • Aviation rivals rally for 'green manifesto'
  • KLM biofuel flight fuels hopes for green airlines
  • Clouds created by jets cut out Britain's sunshine, discovers researchers
  • Paying more for flights eases guilt, not emissions - organizations review their carbon offset programmes
  • Falling polar bears put Plane Stupid shocking cinema ad on course for controversy
  • Alternative fuel "can power 15 percent of flights by 2020"
  • Air Passenger Duty condemned by tourism ministers from 100 countries
  • EU research budget cannot cut aircraft emissions says UK agency
  • Jet plains: do grasses, woods, mustards grown in the heartlands hold the key for aviation fuels?
  • SAS claims lead in lean fuel operations
  • Carbon trading – does it really reduce emissions?
  • Sasol makes strides towards alternative fuels for aviation
  • American, Air France reschedule AIRE transatlantic emissions reduction demos
  • Continental Airlines executives encourage consistency in emissions regulations
  • European business aviation group criticizes ETS execution
  • Guilt-free flying - Can flying be ever green?
  • Plane answers: airlines see green in appearing green
  • Boeing looks at greener partnerships in China for aviation biofuels
  • Plastics remain a weight-saving hope
  • Aviation takes lead on emissions
  • Capping carbon - Getting air traffic under control
  • European ETS fiasco riles business aviation
  • Environmental Protection Agency seeks to limit plane de-icing chemical runoff
  • Senate climate bill seeks airplane emissions cuts
  • EU to propose climate action on planes, ships
  • Will new GPS system save US airline fuel and curb emissions?
  • Final EPA rule limits impact on aviation
  • Aviation industry chews over ways to reduce emissions
  • Airbus needs extra cash for new greener and faster planes
  • Aviation emissions cannot grow unchecked, says UK Transport Secretary
  • UK Transport Secretary says the increase in Air Passenger Duty enough to cover industry's climate impact
  • Airlines vow to halve carbon emissions by 2050
  • Quieter, cleaner, safer skies? Sign us up
  • Going green: the optimist's view
  • Travellers unwilling to pay more for green travel
  • Airlines stung by European CO2 limits
  • High-speed trains 'not the answer' for cutting emissions
  • Airlines follow IATA guidance to make ETS submissions 'under protest'
  • EU: Airlines must join emissions trading plan or face penalty
  • Airline emissions scheme deadlines loom
  • How to turn seawater into jet fuel
  • Europe leads the way in greener airlines
  • Airlines will be first US industry to confront cap and trade
  • Going green: just who actually cares?
  • I’m in a dirty old business but I try, says airline chief Richard Branson
  • Academic sets aviation industry challenge on climate change
  • Aviation industry prepares biofuels for take off
  • Heathrow airport noise pollution study 'illogical', says top aviation scientist
  • Electric overtakes alternate fuels in the greening of general aviation
  • Algae: The ultimate biofuel?
  • Low NOx combustors target of new NASA funding
  • Who's behind the plan to pave New York's Central Park and build an airport?
  • Plans to reduce rising emissions from global shipping falter at key international meeting
  • Low-cost carrier AirTran Airways joins environmental sustainability programme
  • Brussels agrees business aviation emissions concession on EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • We have the only alternative fuels approved for commercial aviation, says Rentech CEO
  • We will protect air travel for the masses, says UK Climate Secretary
  • Business aviation groups fear costs in US climate bill
  • Time to clear the airways - sponsored interview with Chairman of BAA
  • One billion gallons by 2014: algal fuel price, capacity projections
  • Greener, cheaper planes favoured at Paris Air Show
  • Biofuels to the fore in fight to reduce aviation emissions
  • For greening aviation, are biofuels the right stuff?
  • Quieter is better
  • Can open rotor deliver?
  • Comment: Carbon Credit
  • The conventional wisdom about jatropha is wrong, says biofuels company, as cold-tolerant species appear
  • Green group proposes surcharge at Jackson Hole Airport
  • Passengers should pay global carbon tax, says British Airways chief
  • Train can be worse for climate than plane, discovers new US full life-cycle emissions study
  • Wild green yonder: are new aircraft orders an environmental play?
  • European Union eyes airlines and shipping for climate funding
  • Air New Zealand sends its biofuel jumbo jet to the wreckers
  • Airline industry eyes emissions standards
  • ICAO continues work towards establishing emissions targets
  • A US/EU dogfight over greener air travel
  • European Algae Biomass Association says commercialization 10-15 years away; US say 2-3 years: who's right?
  • EC: Airlines need to take ETS submission deadlines seriously
  • Aviation must be part of any climate deal, says UK Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon
  • Plant-derived fuels could be certified for flights within a year, says Boeing exec
  • Green engine: Open rotor remains tantalizing prospect despite potential obstacles
  • How Boeing fights climate change
  • EU to launch European Algae Biomass Association
  • Heathrow third runway a mistake, says Lord Stern
  • UK government insists on business as usual despite heavy losses at BA
  • US airlines take legal action over UK's Air Passenger Duty
  • Wind farms 'could pose danger to planes without new air traffic control radar system'
  • What the heck is radiative forcing & why should my aviation carbon offset include it?
  • GE develops aid to reduce airport noise fines
  • Aviation now contributes 4.9 percent of climate change worldwide
  • Special report on aviation biofuels: Commercialization outlook
  • NASA bags algae, wastewater in bid for aviation fuel
  • Climate change odds much worse than thought
  • EU targets transport, power for next climate action
  • Honeywell to test biofuel in APUs, engines this summer
  • Carbon tax threatens developing world, says eco leader
  • NASA focuses on green aviation research
  • EBAA's Humphries says ETS would burden smaller business aviation operators
  • Aviation industry warns on carbon trading, increased regulation
  • Hailed as a miracle biofuel, jatropha falls short of hype
  • Airlines weighing in on carbon offsets
  • Carbon complexities
  • Building the first carbon-negative airport
  • Altering planes, and the way they fly, to save fuel
    NEWS 2016
  • WestJet teams with clean energy centre to develop a sustainable aviation fuel supply chain in Western Canada
  • Europe must be prepared to be flexible in ICAO GMBM negotiations, EU Transport Commissioner Bulc tells MEPs
  • US environment groups put legal pressure on EPA to act on aircraft emissions rule setting
  • NGOs clash over eligibility of REDD+ forestry credits under ICAO's proposed aviation carbon offsetting scheme
  • Standards body ASTM approves Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet renewable jet fuel for commercial aviation use
  • Etihad Airways opts for Honeywell Aviaso fuel efficiency software to help reduce fuel use and emissions
  • China, India, Russia and South Africa express concern that GMBM proposals do not address differentiation
  • Analysis by the EEA finds around 600 aircraft operators covered by the EU ETS emitted 55 Mt CO2 in 2014
  • Abundant supply of high-quality carbon offsets available for ICAO GMBM but effective governance required
  • Canadian project gets underway to create a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain from local feedstocks
  • Qatar Airways starts programme to meet second level of IATA's environmental management certification scheme
  • KLM Cityhopper to operate 80 flights from Oslo to Amsterdam using ITAKA-sourced camelina biofuel
  • China and US pledge to work together on achieving an ICAO aviation emissions deal
  • NGOs set out their vision of how a global carbon scheme for aviation can align with Paris ambitions
  • Aviation industry urges governments to get behind global carbon scheme as GLADs get underway in Cairo
  • ICAO releases draft resolution text on a global market measure to address international aviation emissions
  • Air transport industry signs Buckingham Palace Declaration in fight against illegal wildlife trafficking
  • Research facility to grow seafood and plants for sustainable aviation biofuels begins operations in UAE
  • Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia go in search of opportunities for locally-produced aviation biofuels
  • United begins regular use of commercial-scale volumes of AltAir's renewable jet biofuel on flights from LAX
  • Concerns over aviation noise and emissions should not stop airport expansion around London, says ITC report
  • European Commission launches consultation on market-based measures to reduce international aviation emissions
  • Study raps industry and media for hyping up new technologies that over-promise on sustainable aviation
  • JetBlue commits to future regular use of aviation biofuels and joins sustainability standards body RSB
  • EU politicians still to be convinced by ICAO efforts on measures to limit international aviation emissions growth
  • NASA starts initiative to design a greener, quieter supersonic passenger aircraft
  • Boeing, Aeromexico and ASA set up new initiative to advance sustainable aviation biofuels in Mexico
  • Faster jet stream as a result of climate change could add 70,000 tonnes of CO2 annually to transatlantic flights
  • Eyes of the world on airlines and ICAO to drive substantial progress on reducing emissions, says UN's Ban Ki-moon
  • ICAO takes significant step on efficiency targets for aircraft with agreement on CO2 emissions standard
  • EasyJet designs new green aircraft taxiing system based on zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell technology
  • After a decade of little growth, European aviation emissions expected to grow significantly by 2035
  • Fuel efficiency improvement by Emirates passenger fleet stalls due to airspace and runway closures
  • ICAO's CAEP meets to agree new aircraft international CO2 standard and decide stringency level
  • Oslo becomes the first airport to supply sustainable jet fuel to airlines through existing supply system
  • COP21 President says growing emissions from aviation and shipping sectors must be tackled this year
  • Virent says Rolls-Royce testing shows its renewable jet fuel cuts harmful particulates by over half
  • Etihad and Masdar develop new energy efficient cool cargo system as aviation biofuel facility nears completion
  • Government must do more to protect the public from aircraft noise health impacts, says AEF report
  • Reports from IMF and French economists call for climate taxes on international aviation fuel or air travel
  • Aircraft operators rack up over $1 million in UK penalties for non-compliance with EU ETS
  • Heathrow sets out progress on action plans to reduce noise, emissions and traffic as it pledges to "go electric"
  • End of an ERA: NASA completes six-year research programme to reduce aviation's environmental impact
  • Ambitions to supply all Sea-Tac flights with biofuel progress as airport launches study with Boeing and Alaska
    NEWS 2015
  • UK airspace changes and Heathrow arrivals procedure will lessen environmental impact, say CAA and NATS
  • Japanese microalgae company Euglena plans new demo plant to produce jet biofuels for ANA
  • Omission of international aviation from Paris climate agreement a vote of confidence, says ICAO President
  • Historic global climate agreement reached in Paris but international aviation left on the sidelines
  • UK Government accepts case for airport expansion but says more time needed to examine environmental impacts
  • Researchers claim to have found a new way to convert wood biowaste into jet fuel hydrocarbons
  • Airports industry partners with UNFCCC on climate action and efforts to increase carbon neutrality
  • UNFCCC adopts first aviation-related Clean Development Mechanism methodology for green taxiing projects
  • Boeing and SkyNRG collaborate with Canadian aviation sector on forest waste to jet biofuel venture
  • Concerns over use of international aviation as a source of climate finance expressed in ICAO declaration
  • Low oil price and current lack of government support stalls British Airways' waste to jet biofuel project
  • A lack of emission reduction targets for aviation risks undermining global efforts on 2⁰C warming objective
  • IATA’s first alternative aviation fuel conference focuses on bringing together airlines and fuel suppliers
  • NATS to install new radar system at Edinburgh Airport to mitigate impact of new wind farm
  • Legacy carriers with high premium seating fare badly in first fuel efficiency study of transatlantic routes
  • NASA and DLR tests show alternative fuels can cut dangerous soot emissions from jet engines in half
  • EU MEPs call on US to support inclusion in Paris agreement of robust measures on aviation emissions
  • Penalty stands, rules UK adjudicator as Jet Airways loses second appeal over Aviation EU ETS compliance
  • Final draft negotiating text for Paris climate summit reinserts "unambitious" reference to international aviation
  • Adelaide Airport to cut carbon emissions by 10 per cent with new rooftop solar power system
  • Scottish EU-funded project launched that will help remote and rural airports to reduce their carbon footprint
  • Cathay Pacific achieves 4.5% improvement in fuel efficiency as it makes progress on sustainability performance
  • Plentiful supply of quality offsets can meet international aviation demand under ICAO global carbon scheme
  • Overall industry progress as Alaska, Spirit, Frontier and Southwest again lead ICCT's US airline fuel efficiency rankings
  • UK aviation minister urges airlines to phase out older aircraft over environmental and climate concerns
  • Radical thinking and technology breakthroughs needed to meet aviation's long-term carbon reduction goal
  • Australia’s rugby union team tackle their flying carbon footprint through the Qantas offset programme
  • Aviation industry climate action report spotlights global projects undertaken to reduce carbon emissions
  • Industry pledges to do more to address the concerns of local communities impacted by aviation noise
  • New Paris draft agreement removes text on international aviation CO2 reduction targets and climate finance
  • Positive outcome at Paris COP will be crucial in progress of aviation global carbon measure, says ICAO chief
  • Industry and governments must do more to reduce the rapid growth in aviation emissions, finds study
  • Acceleration of fuel efficiency programme helps Qantas make up ground on environmental target
  • Fuel efficiency and emissions reporting software company Aviaso acquired by Honeywell Aerospace
  • Industry, NGOs and governments to discuss global aviation environmental and climate issues at Geneva meeting
  • New aircraft fuel efficiency improvements return to historical average but lag ICAO fuel burn goals, finds ICCT report
  • Partnerships are a key driver to achieving international aviation climate goals, says new ICAO Secretary General
  • First flight imminent as South African tobacco crop to jet biofuel project earns RSB sustainability approval
  • Miami International embarks on major $32m two-year energy efficiency project
  • FAA awards $100 million in next CLEEN phase to aid development of green aircraft and biofuel technologies
  • UK parliamentary committee opens inquiry into environmental implications of runway expansion
  • Kerala's Cochin makes claim to being the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy
  • Heathrow trials steeper approaches for landing aircraft in efforts to reduce noise on the ground
  • Fuel and emissions savings from Sea-Tac Greener Skies precision approach initiative exceed expectations
  • Airport carbon scheme enters seventh year with global ambitions and 125 airports accredited
  • Long-term exposure to aircraft emissions causes around 16,000 premature deaths a year, finds MIT study
  • Major European Airbus operators take steps to avoid A320 whistle noise nuisance
  • Fly Green Fund launched to help kick-start sustainable jet fuel market in Nordic region
  • United Airlines signs up first corporate customer for its carbon offset programme
  • Lufthansa Group records good progress in fuel efficiency performance towards 2020 environmental goal
  • US study finds link between climate and flight times results in higher fuel consumption and emissions
  • ATR demonstrator starts flight testing of green regional aircraft technologies as part of Clean Sky initiative
  • FedEx joins Southwest as airline customers for Red Rock’s woody biomass to renewable jet fuel product
  • E-Fan cross-Channel flight could herald a green future for hybrid-electric passenger aircraft
  • Air India hit with UK fine for failing to comply with Aviation EU ETS
  • Japanese initiative plots map to commercialisation of aviation biofuels in time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • United becomes second airline investor in US household waste to renewable jet fuel company Fulcrum
  • Airports Commission recommends third runway at Heathrow but with environmental conditions attached
  • Virgin Atlantic's carbon emissions continue to decline as new aircraft make impact on fuel efficiency
  • Schiphol’s switch to alternatively powered vehicles boosted by new fleet of electric passenger buses
  • NASA signs research agreement with DLR on aircraft noise reduction and funds supersonic flight studies
  • Boeing’s next phase of its ecoDemonstrator 757 programme includes flight using US-sourced green diesel blend
  • New London runway would allow aviation emissions to soar beyond UK carbon target, argues AEF report
  • A good outcome at the Paris COP would help provide momentum to an ICAO MBM agreement, says IATA's Tyler
  • Etihad and partners launch roadmap towards establishing a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the UAE
  • Fuel efficiency software company OpenAirlines secures investment to expand its global coverage
  • US EPA starts regulatory process to address aircraft emissions through a CO2 standard although NGOs unconvinced
  • We are all in this together, says IATA chief in call for industry unity over global aviation emissions market measure
  • NATS records over 600,000 tonnes of carbon reductions in 2014 as it strives towards 2020 target
  • Airlines report continued improvements in fuel efficiency as industry comfortably ahead on short-term global goal
  • Airbus and French regional aerospace R&D cluster select four environmental SME projects for further support
  • FAA undertakes most comprehensive study ever into effects of aircraft noise on residents around airports
  • Airbus embarks on eco-partnership programme to help airline customers achieve environmental objectives
  • Chinese and Indian airlines come into compliance with EU ETS as Swiss case moves to EU's highest court
  • Alaska Airlines inks agreement to purchase Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel as certification edges closer
  • ICAO completes international dialogues with States on a market measure to address aviation CO2 emissions
  • Aviation industry and NGOs press case to ICAO States on the need for a market measure to meet emissions targets
  • JetBlue turns in impressive fuel efficiency gains but emissions continue to grow as a result of traffic growth
  • Air Transat, Germanwings and Cargolux look to improve their fuel efficiency programmes with Aviaso software
  • LAX’s new ocean wave international terminal is awarded LEED Gold sustainability status
  • FedEx Fuel Sense initiatives continue to help cut jet fuel use and reduce aircraft emissions intensity
  • Appeal by India’s Jet Airways against its inclusion in the EU ETS rejected in non-compliance stand-off
  • Sydney becomes first Australian airport to release a sustainability report
  • Aviation emissions covered by the EU ETS edge higher in 2014 to over 54 MtCO2 as emissions from other sectors fall
  • Brazilian rainforest to benefit from JetBlue decision to offset the GHG emissions from all flights during April
  • Red Rock’s first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery edges closer as it secures venture capital funding
  • Heathrow proposes to reduce domestic passenger charges by increasing environmental landing fees
  • Momentum builds for airport sector’s global carbon reduction programme as major airports join up
  • Hainan Airlines partners with Sinopec and Boeing on first biofuel-powered Chinese domestic commercial flight
  • Boeing starts ecoDemonstrator 757 flight testing of fuel-reducing technologies to improve aerodynamic efficiency
  • Cathay steps up sustainable biofuel development ambitions
  • NASA purchases Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel as part of performance testing programme
  • New Airservices air traffic flow system reduces delays, fuel and emissions at four Australian airports
  • Founder criticises aviation industry for lack of interest as Solar Impulse takes off on round-the-world journey
  • Germany fines aircraft operators $5.9 million as it publishes first Aviation EU ETS non-compliance list
  • UNFCCC agreement paves the way for some aviation emission reduction projects to be eligible under CDM
  • Ecofys report recommends the industry develops a common sustainability standard for aviation biofuels
  • TaxiBot now operational at Frankfurt as Lufthansa and IAI agree to pursue widebody version of green taxiing solution
  • ASTM raises FAME limits following cross-contamination concerns over biodiesel traces in jet fuel
  • Carbon emissions from global airfreight to rise faster than other transport modes, predicts ITF
  • UN climate talks end with negotiating text that calls for international aviation carbon reduction targets and a levy
  • Europe’s regional airlines set out a strategy to strengthen air transport’s ties with European institutions
  • Winnipeg International becomes the first airport terminal in Canada to receive LEED sustainability certification
  • Atlanta proposes 30-acre facility to meet ambitious airport recycling target at Hartsfield-Jackson International
  • US environmental groups and aviation sector lobby EPA and FAA over aircraft emissions endangerment
  • Airlines must use their market power to ensure biofuels meet the highest sustainability standards, says NRDC
  • Either confront the environmental challenge or risk losing any new runway capacity, UK regulator warns sector
  • Climate policy directed at aviation CO2 is woefully inadequate and requires demand management, finds study
  • From shoes for disadvantaged African children to designer bags, Southwest's old leather seat covers find a use
  • United and JetBlue see value in a customer demand for environmentally sustainable holiday destinations
  • Annual savings of around one million tonnes of aviation CO2 steer NATS towards its 2020 emissions target
  • Contract awarded for UAE pilot project that will use desert plants and seawater to produce jet biofuel
  • LATAM partners with SCX to launch a corporate air travel carbon offsetting programme in Latin America
  • Boeing and Embraer open joint research centre to aid sustainable aviation fuels development in Brazil
  • Heathrow sets out blueprint for tackling aircraft noise as Qatar’s all-new Airbus A350 XWB makes its London debut
  • Finnair and SAA first to reach the top level in IATA's airline environmental assessment programme
  • Cross-border trial to reduce holding times over London for Heathrow-bound aircraft reaps fuel and CO2 benefits
  • Renewable jet fuels from Amyris and Gevo make advances on approvals and towards commercial supply
  • A composite airplane fleet of the future could reduce aviation life-cycle carbon emissions by 15 per cent, finds study
    NEWS 2014
  • NASA flight tests innovative technologies aimed at improving flight efficiency and environmental performance
  • Airbus inks US sustainable aviation fuels MoU with Fischer-Tropsch specialist Emerging Fuels
  • EU states tread warily on naming and shaming aircraft operators that have failed to comply with EU ETS rules
  • South African venture to develop sustainable aviation fuels from tobacco plants progresses to next phase
  • Conditional environmental permit progresses Hong Kong International's plans for a third runway
  • Finnish study identifies locally sourced green diesel as a route to aviation biofuel use if price can be met
  • Airline improvement in efficiency outweighed by overall growth in CO2 emissions, finds annual ranking
  • EU praises wider engagement on ICAO global measure for aviation emissions but concerned over environmental integrity
  • Flight test by Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 787 marks first-ever use of green diesel as an aviation biofuel
  • UK aviation industry group calls on government to share its vision for a sustainable fuels future
  • India’s carbon emissions from airline operations show small increase in 2013 but fuel efficiency improves
  • NATS new flight efficiency tool expected to identify operational improvements and help airlines save fuel and emissions
  • Boeing starts ecoDemonstrator 787 flight testing of new efficiency performance technologies
  • Eurocontrol and ACI Europe publish factsheet to help air transport adapt to a changing climate
  • Virgin Atlantic fleet renewal programme leads to a three per cent fall in carbon emissions during 2013
  • Unique partnership between airport, airlines and fuel suppliers sees Oslo become first hub for biofuel flights
  • Overall fuel efficiency of US airlines fails to improve on domestic routes during 2013, finds ICCT study
  • Delaying a decision on a new London runway carries a high risk, Airports Commission chief warns politicians
  • TaxiBot green taxiing vehicle receives European approval for Boeing 737 commercial operations
  • SAS and Norwegian flights mark ambitious plans for ramping up biofuel production in Nordic countries
  • Study finds a carbon gap of 220 million tonnes in 2023 will require offsetting by the airline industry
  • Gatwick and Heathrow battle it out over future compliance with UK and EU air quality targets
  • Five airports from Indonesia and Thailand newly accredited into industry carbon programme
  • FAA awards $10 million in VALE grants to six US airports to help reduce emissions and improve air quality
  • Air France launches one-year sustainable development showcase project involving weekly biofuel flight
  • Finnair, TUI Travel and Munich Airport score highly in CDP international climate leadership index
  • HSBC provides funding for LanzaTech and Virgin venture to produce jet biofuel for flight demonstration
  • ENGAGE and AMBER air navigation projects to save fuel and reduce emissions reach successful conclusions
  • Boeing and COMAC open new demo facility to produce sustainable jet fuel from Chinese used cooking oil
  • Air France to evaluate operational and environmental benefits of semi-robotic TaxiBot system at Paris CDG
  • Large potential exists to reduce aviation's climate impact through minor changes in flight trajectories, finds study
  • NATS looks for long-term solutions to deal with the problem of false radar returns from wind turbines
  • Hong Kong International's new runway plan gets green light from government's environmental advisors
  • Southwest Airlines agrees to purchase three million gallons per year of renewable jet fuel sourced from forest residues
  • Air France-KLM again leads DJ Sustainability Index as LATAM becomes first airline group in the Americas to join
  • Aviation sector taking action to improve fuel efficiency and stabilise carbon emissions, ICAO chief tells UN Climate Summit
  • Government must restrict the building of new homes within airport noise contours, say UK airport operators
  • Rarotonga Airport's solar farm nears completion as island nation balances tourism and climate change challenges
  • Lufthansa operates commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement
  • European travellers and 'experience seekers' more likely to offset their carbon emissions, finds Australian study
  • ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation gets major boost as North American region joins the carbon programme
  • Faced with legal and NGO pressure, US EPA starts domestic regulatory process to address aircraft emissions
  • Airbus joins South African project to research the potential for replacing APUs with fuel cell technology
  • US Farm to Fly initiative to develop national aviation biofuel industry receives boost from Energy Department
  • Garuda Indonesia plans to start using locally-sourced aviation biofuel from 2016 as part of government target
  • Auckland Airport partners with tenants to launch ambitious three-year, $2.5m energy savings programme
  • San Diego wins ACI North America's environmental management award for its Green Build expansion project
  • As air traffic growth outpaces carbon reduction efforts, a global regulator with teeth is required, says new study
  • Europe Airpost signs with fuel efficiency software specialist Aviaso as French aerospace giant Safran enters market
  • US conservation groups to sue EPA over delays in finding aviation emissions an endangerment to health
  • EU-funded software project looks to reduce HVAC energy consumption at airports by up to 20 per cent
  • UK airspace environmental and operational efficiency continues to improve but NATS faces challenge
  • Cathay Pacific enters equity deal and 10-year offtake agreement with MSW-to-biojet developer Fulcrum
  • Portland International receives FAA VALE environmental grant towards purchase of clean technology buses
  • Boeing, SAA and SkyNRG to collaborate on project to convert new tobacco hybrid crop to sustainable jet fuel
  • Work on an ICAO global market-based measure begins to narrow down finer details of the Strawman
  • Honeywell UOP renewable jet fuel technology selected by Petrixo for large new Gulf biorefinery
  • British Airways A380 to feature in cross-industry initiative to study noise reduction procedures at Heathrow
  • Industry and green groups clash on the economic and climate impacts of UK runway expansion
  • UK aviation group calls for government backing to kick-start production of sustainable aviation fuels
  • Japanese initiative launched to develop next-generation sustainable aviation biofuel sector by 2020
  • As Australia repeals carbon tax, Qantas removes its domestic flight surcharge but says fares won't drop
  • Brazil's GOL to start international flights using newly-certified Amyris/Total renewable jet fuel
  • Cambridge reports highlight the dangers to tourism and air transport sectors through climate change impacts
  • Virgin Australia extends its passenger carbon offset scheme to include Tasmanian nature conservation project
  • SkyWall concept wins competition to find a solution to reducing ground noise impacts at Bromma Stockholm
  • UK industry group Sustainable Aviation and NATS launch initiative to improve continuous descent performance
  • Boeing's new five-year environmental targets include zero growth in greenhouse gas emissions from facilities
  • First commercial Swedish biofuel flights as SkyNRG and Statoil announce Karlstad Airport as the country's first BioPort
  • With 102 airports on four continents, airport carbon programme looks to expand geographical reach
  • Amyris/Total renewable jet fuel gets ASTM green light as SIP fuels are approved for commercial aviation use
  • Aigle Azur and Enter Air sign with French software company OpenAirlines for fuel efficiency solution
  • Heathrow's latest noise performance league table shows steady progress by airlines but with room for improvement
  • Virgin Atlantic gets its sustainability message across to passengers with onboard animation video
  • UK's aviation regulator says airlines and airports must do more to tackle noise impacts before capacity can grow
  • Air Transat becomes first North American airline to complete Stage 1 of IATA's environmental programme
  • Airline emissions expected to increase by 3.2 per cent in 2014 but fuel efficiency improvement ahead of target
  • Aviation leaders call for more support from government and major oil companies for alternative aviation fuels
  • Bruel & Kjaer signs Australian and Dutch contracts to enhance community engagement on aircraft noise
  • Boeing acquires fuel efficiency and carbon reporting software and consultancy company ETS Aviation
  • Climate research project to collect atmospheric data notches up 20 years and 41,000 Airbus flights
  • ‘Link globally, think locally’ is key to building successful sustainable aviation fuel supply chains, says industry expert
  • Sustainable jet fuel from Australian mallee trees could be powering aircraft from Perth by 2021, finds study
  • KLM and SkyNRG start new series of long-haul sustainable jet fuel flights to the Caribbean as part of ITAKA project
  • Lufthansa Group's fuel consumption drops as fuel efficiency beats the four-litre barrier for the first time
  • Boeing and Embraer to open joint research centre to help develop Brazilian aviation biofuel supply chain
  • With air traffic likely to triple over the next 20 years, decoupling emissions growth will be a major challenge, warns IATA economist
  • Aviaso signs with CityJet for EU ETS reporting software and extends fuel efficiency contract with Monarch
  • ACI on course to welcome 100th airport to its carbon scheme as Amsterdam Schiphol achieves neutrality
  • Avianca and Lufthansa team up with US next-gen biofuel companies to support alcohol-to-jet fuel approval
  • Alaska and Spirit the most fuel-efficient on US domestic operations with overall trend showing modest gain
  • EU research project claims revolutionary breakthrough that uses solar power to produce renewable jet fuel
  • India says new international treaty will be required to enforce ICAO aviation emissions global market-based measure
  • Boost for British Airways and Solena waste-to-jet fuel GreenSky project as location of facility is confirmed
  • NASA signs agreements with German and Canadian partners to test impact of alternative fuels at altitude
  • First round-the-world solar powered flight to take place in 2015 as Solar Impulse 2 is unveiled
  • ACI’s airport carbon programme extends its reach as Incheon becomes South Korea's first accredited airport
  • British Airways opts for credit360’s sustainability software to monitor its carbon reduction performance
  • Boeing receives EPA's highest energy efficiency award for its operations as it strives for zero emissions growth
  • Feisty exchanges over Aviation EU ETS as European Parliament votes to continue with ‘Stop the Clock’
  • Critical week for the Aviation EU ETS as MEPs hear arguments on which proposal to support
  • US demonstration plant starts daily production of drop-in renewable jet and biodiesel fuels
  • Gatwick goes on the noise offensive with compensation pledge to help win battle for a new London runway
  • Converting airport equipment to electric at Sea-Tac to save $2.8 million of fuel and 10,000 tons of emissions annually
  • Norwegian airport operator Avinor to invest up to $16.5 million to support national aviation biofuel production
  • Development of sustainable jet fuels moves towards next phase of new technology pathways and ramping up supply
  • Aviation EU ETS agreement to continue with 'Stop the Clock' stumbles as Parliament's ENVI MEPs narrowly vote to reject
  • ICAO groups start work on developing a global market-based measure for international aviation emissions
  • Iberia fits Airbus A340 with air quality sampling equipment as part of IAGOS climate change research project
  • Boeing, South African Airways and RSB start efforts to help small farmers in Southern Africa grow sustainable biofuels
  • EU states get their way as deal struck with Parliament negotiators to continue with 'Stop the Clock'
  • Emissions reductions at Boeing facilities recognised by Climate Leadership Award from US EPA
  • Civil aviation mourns the passing of Assad Kotaite, ICAO leader, diplomat and visionary
  • NGOs urge EU governments to take action over EU ETS enforcement against non-compliant foreign airlines
  • Leading UK companies taking part in WWF challenge cut business flights by 38 per cent over three-year period
  • Cathay Pacific, SAA and Thai up their game in response to Heathrow's noise performance league table ratings
  • Aircraft operator hit with half a million euro EU ETS non-compliance penalty as EU states send out enforcement notices
  • Airbus and China's COMAC to cooperate on developing ATM concepts to deliver sustainable air transport growth
  • Deal on extending EU ETS 'Stop the Clock' until 2016 inches closer but red lines drawn on revenue earmarking
  • China’s aviation regulator opens the way for commercial use of aviation biofuel as it awards first licence to Sinopec
  • United Airlines to replace its hot beverage cups with a fully recyclable version made from plastic bottles
  • UK sustainable aviation industry group plots roadmap towards a 30 per cent uptake in aviation biofuels by 2050
  • Malaysia’s first airport solar power system to save $627,000 in annual energy costs and 18,000 tonnes of CO2
  • Growing confidence in understanding the climate impact of aviation non-CO2 effects, says leading scientist
  • Students and companies worldwide invited to join open-source Embry-Riddle project to develop renewable jet fuel
  • Liese secures Parliament mandate to back EU ETS airspace proposal and sets sights on revenue earmarking
  • Angry MEPs threaten to derail Aviation EU ETS negotiations with EU states over airline non-compliance
  • Aviation EU ETS up in the air as European politicians, member states and airlines differ on future direction
  • Airbus sets up Centre of Excellence in Malaysia to assess local sustainable jet fuel production opportunities
  • Canadian aerospace initiative receives $22 million over five years to continue green aviation R&D
  • Seawater-fed desert plant an efficient source of sustainable aviation biofuel, find Abu Dhabi scientists
  • Demonstration flight marks launch of new Abu Dhabi initiative to develop a UAE sustainable aviation biofuel industry
  • Bombardier's Belfast facility given green light on energy plant to convert waste into heat and electricity
  • Boeing identifies readily-available renewable green diesel as potential cost-competitive sustainable jet fuel
  • Airbus signs agreement with Safran and Honeywell to further develop and evaluate green taxiing system
  • Analysis shows 84m tonnes of aviation CO2 covered by EU ETS in 2012 as cargo airlines reap windfalls
  • Swedish airport launches competition to find solution to reduce ground noise impact on local residents
  • Airways New Zealand develops seven new green aviation Asia-Pacific routes under the ASPIRE programme
    NEWS 2013
  • Proposal by BRIC states to set up a new group on a global MBM for aviation approved by ICAO Council
  • EU proposal to unilaterally regulate international flights in EU ETS puts global scheme at risk, says 'shocked' IATA
  • The air transport and climate change issue should be addressed in the broader context of tourism development, says UNWTO chief
  • Airport expansion must take into account climate change and environmental impact, says Davies interim report
  • Boeing supports RSB in workshop initiative to help small farmers in Southeast Asia produce sustainable biofuels
  • Baltimore/Washington airport concessions agree initiative to recycle waste cooking oil into biodiesel
  • Boeing to partner with TUI Travel on next ecoDemonstrator programme to test new environmental technologies
  • Airservices Australia's Flex Tracks programme completes 10 years of fuel and emissions savings for Emirates
  • Australian aviation biofuels technically viable but face significant obstacles, says major Qantas/Shell report
  • Virgin Atlantic becomes the first airline to adopt a noise management strategy and reduction targets
  • UK wobbles as US legislators join with China in opposing EU plans to include third countries in revisions to EU ETS
  • European Parliament rapporteur proposes tougher emissions cap and fewer free allowances for revised Aviation EU ETS
  • Heathrow environmental initiatives and new Terminal 2 recognised by sustainability best practice awards
  • Virgin Atlantic hails RSB certification of LanzaTech's Chinese venture to convert waste gases into sustainable jet fuels
  • Cathay Pacific and Airservices collaborate on Pacific green demonstration flights as part of ASPIRE programme
  • Going with the flow – NASA and Boeing test advances in aerodynamic technology to improve fuel and noise performance
  • GOL to collaborate with Boeing on sustainable jet biofuel flights during next World Cup and Olympics
  • Russia urges ICAO to reconsider 'unrealistic' carbon neutrality goal and market measures for international aviation
  • Branson calls for 'brains trust' collaboration to achieve commercial scale-up of renewable jet fuels
  • Airport industry carbon reduction scheme recognised as one of Europe's top low-carbon projects
  • Noise is the key issue constraining Heathrow growth, says CEO, as first airline noise rankings are released
  • SkyNRG gets Dutch government backing to set up a BioPort Holland sustainable jet biofuel supply chain
  • United launches cargo emissions calculator in response to increasing customer need for carbon footprint data
  • GE Aviation signs 10-year agreement to purchase 500,000 gallons of alternative fuel annually for engine testing
  • Nordic aviation sector joins with Boeing and Airbus to launch a regional sustainable biofuels initiative
  • Count us out of carbon-neutral growth measures, China and other major emerging countries tell ICAO
  • UK CAA study calls on airports to use landing charges in efforts to encourage cleaner and quieter flights
  • Airberlin counts the carbon calories in slimming exercise to reduce the weight of onboard items
  • Lufthansa signs electric tractor development contract to extend its green ground handling programme
  • EU will fully comply with ICAO resolution on EU ETS airspace provision, says Commission, as opposition starts
  • Colombia's first commercial biofuel flight uses camelina-based renewable jet fuel blend from Honeywell
  • Too many airline operators are paying lip service to fuel efficiency management, concludes industry survey
  • Too far or not far enough - Commission's EU ETS proposals for international aviation greeted with concern
  • Virgin Atlantic expects extensive fleet upgrade programme to bring significant savings in carbon emissions
  • European Commission to press ahead with airspace coverage of the EU ETS despite ICAO Assembly defeat
  • Brazil’s Avianca to back Byogy’s alcohol conversion technology as a future source of renewable jet fuel
  • Africa’s first sustainable aviation biofuel project gets underway as Boeing and South African Airways ink agreement
  • Following ICAO limits on regional carbon schemes, European airlines disagree on next moves over the EU ETS
  • ICAO Assembly climate change outcome hailed by industry but seen as a missed opportunity by environmental NGOs
  • ICAO States reach agreement on roadmap towards a global MBM but Europe suffers defeat over EU ETS
  • Climate researchers find even carbon-neutral growth from 2020 will not be enough to stave off climate impacts
  • Measuring environmental impact – Positive results from the latest reporting tools for ATM performance
  • Etihad conducts gate-to-gate fuel optimisation flight to Sao Paulo as part of week-long efficiency programme
  • Meeting of ICAO States to discuss environmental activities ends with lack of consensus over MBMs
  • ICAO President upbeat on an Assembly climate agreement as UN leader calls on aviation sector to limit emissions
  • Divergent views of ICAO States point to the difficulty in achieving an international consensus on emissions schemes
  • Environmental NGOs call for ICAO to bring forward global MBM adoption to 2015 for implementation in 2016
  • Aviation industry calls for global agreement and climate change leadership by governments ahead of ICAO Assembly
  • The wide gap in top and bottom domestic US airline fuel efficiency rankings highlights market complexity
  • New Center of Excellence to receive $40 million FAA funding for alternative jet fuels R&D and environmental goals
  • Leading European leisure group calls for greater airline industry transparency in carbon reporting
  • 'Green Skies of Brazil' programme rolled out in drive to improve airspace efficiency and reduce environmental impact
  • Policymakers and industry stakeholders meet to discuss setting up sustainable aviation fuel industry in Southeast Asia
  • Multifunctional fuel cell technology research wins Airbus important European environmental award
  • United States' aviation carbon footprint in 2012 dwarfs that of other countries, finds new global analysis
  • SkyNRG diversifies with Schiphol agreement to supply sustainable diesel for ground vehicles
  • United, airberlin, Qantas and Air Canada pick up eco awards for sustainability and environmental endeavours
  • ICAO moves closer to agreement on limiting growth of aviation emissions as EU officials justify climb-down
  • ICAO Council meets to hammer out a compromise on implementing a global MBM to limit growth of aviation emissions
  • Market measures are the quickest and most effective way to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, find climate researchers
  • TUI Travel commits to operating Europe's most fuel-efficient airlines as it raises its carbon target ambitions
  • Automated taxiway guidance simulation trials demonstrate reductions in aircraft taxi times, fuel and emissions
  • Airbus signs cooperation agreement to analyse potential of sustainable aviation fuel production in Russia
  • Delta reduces its emissions by over 18 per cent since 2005 and exceeds industry annual fuel efficiency goal
  • Net cost to the aviation sector of achieving carbon-neutral growth from 2020 will be trivial, finds report
  • Alaska Airlines signs agreement to purchase sustainable jet biofuel sourced from locally grown Hawaiian feedstocks
  • CAAFI releases guidance document to help alternative aviation fuel producers meet airline requirements
  • New scimitar-shaped winglets expected to improve United Airline’s 737NG fuel efficiency by two per cent
  • Measure to manage – saving fuel a priority as European airlines implement fuel efficiency software
  • US Midwest report recommends route to developing a successful aviation biofuels industry in the region
  • Middle East airports target carbon neutrality with environmental and emissions reduction initiatives
  • European Commission opens consultation on international aviation MBM policy options ahead of ICAO Assembly
  • Obama: US working at ICAO towards comprehensive global approach on limiting international aviation emissions
  • Air France joins Lufthansa and China Airlines in supporting high-altitude IAGOS climate monitoring project
  • British Airways and NATS to conduct summer trial of environmentally optimised transatlantic flights
  • Airbus partners French aerospace, airline and fuel sectors with a view to creating a national jet biofuel industry
  • Green aircraft taxiing gathers momentum as Safran and Honeywell roll out first public demo of EGTS
  • Europe's airport carbon efficiency programme now extends to three continents as it ends its fourth year
  • CAAFI reports dramatic increase in international cooperation to develop aviation biofuels as industry meets in Paris
  • FAA calls on producers to come up with solutions to replace the use of harmful leaded general aviation fuel
  • Lufthansa Group’s fuel efficiency reaches new heights as overall fuel consumption improves by nearly three per cent
  • US elite frequent flyers call on United Airlines to lead rather than obstruct on climate change action
  • Six airlines achieve first stage assessment in IATA's new airline environmental management programme
  • ADP adds another energy-saving project as major solar farm installation at Paris-CDG starts operation
  • United agrees to purchase 15 million gallons of cost-competitive jet biofuel for LAX delivery starting in 2014
  • IATA airlines agree on a set of guiding principles to ensure equitable distribution of global MBM financial burden
  • Heathrow says it will name, shame and significantly increase fines for airlines that break noise limits
  • State Action Plans to address international aviation emissions reductions prove a success story for ICAO
  • EU ETS compliance level reaches over 98 per cent of 2012 aviation carbon emissions, reports Commission
  • NATS reports 800,000 tonnes of carbon savings over five years since launching its environmental programme
  • Divergent views among ICAO member states leaves substantive MBM agreement by 2013 hanging in the balance
  • China Eastern extends its environmental responsibilities with biofuel test flight and fuel-saving Sharklet wing-tips
  • Airbus and Air Canada sign research agreement to develop advanced aviation biofuels solutions in Canada
  • UK parliament transport committee rejects new airport hub proposals and calls for expansion of Heathrow
  • The aviation sector must act now to adapt and build resilience to climate change risks, advises Eurocontrol study
  • Global carbon footprinting data on international aviation emissions aims to support ICAO climate change options
  • Norwegian aviation industry sees potential in local production of sustainable jet fuels from forest biomass
  • Lufthansa Cargo focuses on improving environmental performance and calls for greater emissions transparency in logistics
  • UK aviation industry launches noise roadmap and pledges noise will not increase despite doubling of flights
  • Virgin Australia and SkyNRG announce feasibility study to develop Australia's first sustainable jet fuel bioport
  • As ‘stop the clock’ passes into law, EU piles on the pressure for a meaningful ICAO agreement on MBMs
  • Corporate clothing company targets air travel industry with new eco-friendly collection
  • Hedegaard sets out conditions on ICAO agreement as EU legislators approve EU ETS 'stop the clock' measure
  • US government pledges further support for aviation biofuels development with new five-year agreement
  • Blended wing body design shows environmental promise as NASA completes flight testing of Boeing prototype
  • HungaroControl develops new software to assist management of cleaner and quieter arrival procedures
  • ICAO to work with Indonesian government to manage and reduce emissions from fast-growing air transport sector
  • Emirates pledges $150,000 funding from recycling programme to support environmental or conservation projects
  • UK government's aviation strategy supports action on emissions and noise but stays silent on airport capacity expansion
  • Airlines must commit to using biofuels that have been certified to internationally recognised standards, says NRDC report
  • UK government and aerospace industry commit $3 billion towards research into cleaner, quieter aircraft
  • Anger and confusion as many aircraft operators fail to understand 'stop the clock' or open vital registry accounts
  • KLM plans drive-down of jet biofuel price premium as it starts regular series of biofuel transatlantic flights
  • Nobel prize-winning US economists urge Obama to support carbon pricing in global negotiations on aviation emissions
  • SkyNRG becomes the first sustainable jet biofuel supplier to achieve industry-approved RSB certification
  • NASA project seeks to assess biofuel environmental performance at altitude and impact on contrails formation
  • Study finds technology and biofuels will not be enough to meet aviation carbon targets without emissions trading
  • IATA says compromises will be required by the airline industry in sharing the burden of carbon-neutral growth
  • EU ETS ‘stop the clock’ proposal passes crucial test in the European Parliament but faces legal challenges from European airlines
  • ICAO committee agrees a new global noise standard and certification procedures to support a new aircraft CO2 standard
  • British Airways joins industry leaders in initiative to accelerate development of advanced biofuels in Europe
  • The underwater shark provides inspiration for green innovation in the sky as Lufthansa conducts surface tests
  • Brazilian sustainable jet biofuel plans boosted by promise of a new generation of jatropha hybrid crops
  • Sharjah ground handling company seeks to cut emissions through new energy efficiency initiative
  • Study finds airlines stand to make up to $1.7 billion in windfall gains from EU emissions scheme in 2012
  • Kerry nomination as State Secretary gives rise to optimism that the US will be bolder on ICAO MBM action
  • Chicago airport authority outlines comprehensive plan to meet ambitious environmental targets
  • European Parliament rapporteur backs 'stop the clock' EU ETS proposal but calls for clarity on EU stance
  • Qatar Airways first to benefit from commercial introduction of synthetic GTL jet fuel at Doha
  • NASA's green aviation project moves towards real world testing of selected technologies
  • Canadian unblended biofuel commercial aircraft flight test shows significant reductions in emissions and fuel consumption
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  • UK government defers decision for four years on whether to include international aviation emissions in carbon budgets
  • Commission proposals to ease capacity crunch at European airports include measures on noise restrictions
  • EU to contribute 10 million euros towards ITAKA supply chain project to develop European sustainable aviation fuels
  • Campaigners and Heathrow Airport collaborate to bring early morning noise respite to London residents
  • Airlines could require $1.4 billion of carbon offsets annually to help achieve emissions reduction goals
  • Delta joins The Climate Registry and successfully completes first verification of its GHG inventories
  • American Airlines and DFW Airport form sustainability alliance to coordinate environmental initiatives
  • EU looks to broaden EU ETS inclusion of international flights from 2014 as it lays out expectations for a global agreement
  • Commission requests swift decision on EU ETS suspension proposal as Obama passes prohibition bill
  • British Airways pledges 10-year offtake agreement as GreenSky project with Solena gathers momentum
  • ICAO appoints 17 countries to new High-level Group to hammer out important policy issues on aviation MBMs
  • The greening of airport aprons and taxiways gathers pace as industry and airlines seek new ways to reduce engine power
  • China Airlines introduces new fuel efficiency improvement software and starts CO2 labelling of in-flight meals