Aviation and the environment

July 27, 2011 - 4:51am

I recall being at first surprised, then relieved, by the oft-quoted statistic that aviation accounts for just 2 percent of global CO2 emissions. It seems like such a small amount in the grand scheme of greenhouse gases. But a recent report by the World Economic Forum cautions against complacency on the emissions front.

August 27, 2010 - 4:23am

There is no silver bullet for reducing the effect of business aviation on the environment, most industry analysts agree, but the combination of new technology–such as engines and airframe components–improved ATC techniques and biofuels promises to dramatically reduce business aviation's carbon footprint.

May 5, 2010 - 10:28am

The long-term costs associated with environmental legislation could be “detrimental” to the business aviation community, according to Bob Shuter, chairman of IBAC’s environmental issues work group, and a member of Tuesday’s panel session, “Aviation and the Environment, Where Now?”

August 26, 2009 - 11:00am

2009_Bizav_and_Environment_AIN.pdf

Government, industry look to curb CO2 emissions

June 4, 2009 - 7:53am

With oil prices and financial markets so unstable, one could easily assume that global warming and alternative fuels are far from the minds of most aircraft operators. However, achieving sustainable growth in the aviation industry was the focus of a recent “Greener by Design” lecture hosted by London’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

February 26, 2009 - 10:24am

NBAA, GAMA, AOPA and other aviation alphabet groups jointly issued a paper that offers a set of principles to address aviation and climate change.

February 24, 2009 - 9:50am

NBAA, GAMA, AOPA and other aviation alphabet groups jointly issued a paper that offers a set of principles to address aviation and climate change.

October 27, 2008 - 9:05am

At the NBAA media breakfast, held last month at the NBAA Convention, Alan Klapmeier, GAMA chairman (and president and CEO of Cirrus), noted that the credit crunch is a problem for the general economy and for some aircraft sales, but said that productivity is the key to turning the economy around. Adding productivity is what business aviation does best, he said.

October 6, 2008 - 4:48pm

Ten days after the Dow dropped 787 points in a week, one month from the presidential election, five months before extension of the FAA’s funding expires again and 14 months until a scheduled game-changing UN meeting on the environment, the 61st NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention opened yesterday with the business aviation industry booming, but with attendees looking over their shoulders as they wait apprehensively for the boom to fall.

July 14, 2008 - 7:48am

Farnborough’s exhibitors and visitors would no doubt like to see a sustainable future for aviation, and a new group of UK academics is here to help assure that aspiration becomes reality.

 
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