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    NEWS HEADLINES
  • 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’
    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
    GLOSSARY
  • Glossary
    ARCHIVED COMMENTARIES
  • 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 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
    NEWS 2012
  • 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
  • Airbus and EADS join Chinese venture to develop algae-based jet fuels, with demo flight planned for 2013
  • Third wave of green flight trials to get underway in Europe as part of AIRE emissions reduction programme
  • Despite EU concession, US Congress passes bill aiming to halt US airline compliance with EU carbon scheme
  • European Commission backs down on EU ETS and agrees to 'stop the clock' on international aviation emissions
  • Virgin Atlantic says 2020 carbon target on track as new aircraft and fuel efficiency measures deliver savings
  • Airbus wins UK noise abatement award for the A380 and its innovations in quiet technology
  • Failure to solve US aviation dispute with Europe over EU ETS would pose enormous international trade and climate risks
  • Changes at CAAFI as leadership team strengthened to accelerate expansion of alternative aviation fuels
  • Gulfstream flies in on advanced biofuels to make a green entrance at major aviation show
  • Environmental efficiency initiatives rewarded as NATS targets improvements in UK flight performance
  • First civil aircraft flight to use unblended sustainable jet biofuel carried out by Canadian government researchers
  • Finnair's pursuit of excellence pays off with entry into global climate change business leadership index
  • MIT study shows growth in UK premature deaths from airport pollution could be reduced by moving London's main hub
  • FAA to set up a Center of Excellence to study aviation environmental impacts and alternative jet fuels
  • First research project by new Chinese technology centre to focus on converting used cooking oil to jet fuel
  • UK government uncertainty over whether to include international aviation emissions in carbon budgets
  • Alaska Airlines claims US airline fuel efficiency leadership after 30 per cent improvement over eight years
  • Florida NextGen satellite-based airspace initiative launched to provide quicker, safer and greener flying
  • Swedavia achieves "ultimate goal" as it becomes the world's first carbon neutral national airport group
  • India’s first-ever annual report on the carbon footprint of its aviation industry shows a 6 per cent CO2 increase in 2011
  • Carbon offsetting rather than emissions trading becoming favoured route as ICAO looks towards a global scheme
  • CF Partners and ETS Aviation establish partnership to offer airlines easy access to the carbon market
  • Canadian researchers to carry out first-ever civil aircraft test flight to use 100 per cent jet biofuel
  • Airlines look to software solutions to help improve fuel efficiency and aid EU ETS carbon emissions reporting
  • International renewable jet fuel value chain integrators join forces to develop feedstocks and commercial opportunities
  • Airbus and Sinopec agree to partner on supporting alternative fuels development and standards in China
  • European research on green aerospace technologies boosted by new action roadmap and Clean Sky extension
  • Senate unanimously passes bill to protect US airlines from EU ETS but elections will slow down progress
  • Lufthansa turns to algae and municipal solid waste in quest for new sources of sustainable jet biofuel
  • German aerospace researchers say an all-electric, zero-emissions commercial airliner feasible by 2035
  • Airberlin targets three litre fuel consumption within five years to maintain its eco-efficiency leadership
  • Germany and the US strengthen ties to develop alternative aviation fuels with intergovernmental agreement
  • EU states deny reports that their Airbus ministers seek suspension of EU ETS until ICAO agreement
  • Boeing and Airbus set up research projects that will aim to convert China's used cooking oil to jet fuel
  • US environmental NGOs respond with their own letter to US Administration over ICAO Article 84
  • NATS on course to hit first annual environmental performance target set by its world-first flight efficiency metric
  • Washington meeting reaffirms opposition to EU ETS and commits to ICAO progress but a global MBM some way off
  • Senate bill to block US airlines and aircraft operators from EU ETS compliance takes major step forward
  • European airlines criticise moves to artificially inflate price of carbon allowances under EU ETS auction proposal
  • Change of direction promised by US as talks start in Washington of countries opposed to international aviation inclusion in EU ETS
  • Qantas to purchase carbon credits from major conservation and biodiversity project in Australia
  • Canadian athletes power their way to the London Olympics on jet biofuel
  • Commitment to sustainability is a vital part of becoming the world's best airline, says Cathay Pacific in new report
  • Etihad begins full implementation of RNP-AR approach operations at Abu Dhabi and signs fuel management deal
  • Lufthansa Group’s fuel efficiency improves slightly in 2011 as it continues to decouple traffic and consumption
  • UK government sets out a long term environmental vision for aviation on climate change and aircraft noise
  • Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 2012 programme to start testing of advanced fuel efficiency and noise reduction technologies
  • Agreement reached by ICAO’s environmental committee on a metric for defining a CO2 standard for new aircraft
  • South Africa looks to develop aviation biofuels supply chain in response to vulnerability over carbon taxes and penalties
  • US EPA aligns with ICAO on new NOx standards for aircraft engines as FAA pledges action on GA leaded fuel
  • Obama Administration announces project funding for jet biofuels as politicians seek to restrict military purchase
  • NATS signs with Royal Jet to help the Middle East business jet operator step up its environmental performance
  • New iFlex airspace routes over Africa and the South Atlantic stand to reduce Emirates' emissions by over 13,000 tonnes
  • ICAO Council agrees to further narrow down MBM options as work towards a global emissions deal progresses
  • UK aviation industry launches new environmental code of practice for aircraft ground and departure operations
  • Switzerland draws up regulation to include international aviation in its ETS as it negotiates linkage with the EU ETS
  • Continued EPA delay over taking action on greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines angers US environmental groups
  • KLM biofuel flight to Rio takes off as innovative programme is launched to involve global corporations in aviation biofuels
  • Airbus and Air Canada to carry out North America’s first ‘perfect flight’ as part of Rio+20 biofuel initiative
  • ICAO launches Rio+20 sustainability initiative and joins with aviation industry in series of alternative fuel flights to Rio
  • Encouraging progress at ICAO on developing a market-based measure should not be undermined by Europe, says IATA
  • ICAO launches iPhone and iPad app to help air travellers calculate the carbon footprint of their flights
  • Small decline in performance fails to loosen Emirates’ grip on industry leadership in fuel and CO2 efficiency
  • Indian and Singapore airports latest in the Asia-Pacific region to become Airport Carbon Accredited
  • US senators urge Obama Administration to back their EU ETS airline prohibition bill and file ICAO Article 84 challenge
  • European airline chiefs slam "arrogant" bureaucrats over ETS and also EU governments for hindering single sky progress
  • Swedish green flight initiative comes to the end but promises greater future efficiencies to reduce aircraft emissions
  • Despite the focus on reducing carbon emissions, aircraft noise remains the key environmental concern for airports
  • Virgin Australia starts first Brisbane trials of using a locally sourced biodiesel blend in ground service vehicles
  • Indian and Chinese airlines set one-month compliance deadline having failed to submit emissions reports on time
  • Hong Kong International on track to achieve carbon goal as it commits to becoming the world's greenest airport
  • International Airline Group and easyJet in no rush to pass on EU ETS charges as they reveal costs in latest accounts
  • Lufthansa, FedEx and Southwest among the winners of inaugural ATW Eco-Aviation awards
  • California's airports LEED the way in green design as Sacramento becomes latest to achieve efficiency certification
  • Honeywell enters Canadian flight programme to test a new biofeedstock and higher blends of its green jet fuel
  • Maldives President calls for a stronger will and leadership in bringing about the sustainable growth of aviation
  • The inclusion of international airlines into the EU ETS is largely compatible with world trade rules, finds study
  • Iberia implements Madrid environmental initiatives to reduce airport vehicle emissions and recycle solid wastes
  • US representative to ICAO says general consensus remains that market measures should only be implemented from 2020
  • United Airlines enhances its passenger carbon offsetting programme and nominates US and Central American projects
  • Noise ban provides nightmares for German airports and airlines but better sleep for campaigning residents
  • US and India warn Europe that row over Aviation EU ETS could derail global climate change negotiations
  • British Airways' new carbon fund sets sail with first home-grown community solar panel installation project
  • Boeing 787 delivery flight to ANA marks first use of biofuels on the new Dreamliner and also first across the Pacific
  • UK’s NATS delivers further fuel and emissions reductions in 2011 en route to 10 per cent target by 2020
  • UK climate advisers recommend international aviation emissions be included in national carbon budgets
  • The three main obstacles facing the introduction of sustainable aviation biofuels: price, price and price
  • Global use of sustainable aviation fuels widens with first commercial flights for South America, Australia and Canada
  • US airlines give up on legal case against inclusion into the EU ETS but call on their government to step up retaliatory action
  • US and German aviation biofuel interests forge partnership to showcase technology at ILA Berlin Air Show
  • Improvements in global air traffic efficiency must be speeded up if industry emission goals are to be reached, says CANSO/Boeing report
  • Leading aircraft manufacturers set aside their rivalries to collaborate on accelerating aviation biofuel commercialisation
  • South African tourism minister calls for two-year suspension of aviation EU ETS to allow global deal at ICAO
  • Concerns over CBDR fail to halt important ICAO Council agreement to move forward on evaluating market-based measures
  • European air transport bosses urge EU leaders to find an international compromise over EU ETS conflict
  • US legislation to prohibit airlines from joining EU ETS moves a step closer as Senate bill receives bipartisan support
  • UK aviation industry plots roadmap to accommodate significant growth to 2050 without substantial CO2 increase
  • Rival Chinese and US planemakers partner to set up Beijing energy conservation and emissions reduction research project
  • Air France reports a 4 per cent fuel efficiency improvement following 2008 commitment on environmental impact
  • China targets 12 million tonnes of aviation biofuels by 2020, representing 30 per cent of total jet fuel use
  • LAN and Iberia contribute to South American projects on greener flight paths and climate change impacts
  • Airberlin lays claim as Europe’s most fuel-efficient network carrier as 2011 consumption drops by 1.5 per cent
  • Coalition of states comes up with basket of countermeasures over EU ETS but falls short of a coordinated attack
  • Governments meet in Moscow to debate action against the EU’s inclusion of their airlines in carbon scheme
  • Hawaiian Airlines earns carbon credits following six-year use of P&W's engine washing system
  • EasyJet becomes first airline to join with Safran and Honeywell on development of electric green taxiing system
  • Weak carbon price sees market analysts sharply downgrading forecasts of EU ETS cost to airlines in 2012
  • The prospect of EU ETS non-compliance by foreign airlines fills European carriers with grim foreboding
  • Some non-food vegetable oil-based aviation biofuels could be cost-competitive by the end of the decade, finds Bloomberg study
  • After thirty months of progress, airport carbon reduction programme expands to cover over half of European traffic
  • Aviation must tackle its environmental impact before it can be allowed to grow, says UK's aviation regulator
  • BioJet and US Indian Tribes to develop jet biofuel feedstock and refining projects worth $1 billion over 10 years
  • Aviation Partners estimate its blended winglets have saved commercial and business aircraft around 3 billion gallons of jet fuel
  • Etihad becomes first Middle East carrier to use sustainable biofuel as it takes delivery of new Boeing aircraft
  • Countries opposing EU ETS to convene second meeting within weeks to discuss retaliatory action against Europe
  • Availability and sustainability key challenges, says Lufthansa, as biofuel trials end with first commercial transatlantic flight
  • Airlines greet the unwelcome arrival of the EU ETS with passenger surcharges to cover their anticipated costs
    NEWS 2011
  • Thai Airways carries out Asia's first commercial passenger biofuel flight and rounds off successful year for SkyNRG
  • ECJ ruling in favour of EU's right to include non-EU airlines in its ETS unlikely to stem US political pressure
  • US demands data from European and US airlines as it fires off first retaliatory salvo in growing dispute with EU over ETS
  • New technology tested to find if electric power can propel taxiing aircraft to a greener future
  • Environmental travel award caps a year of international recognition for Etihad and its green initiatives
  • Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand sign agreements with Australian company Licella to develop aviation biofuels
  • Difficulties remain on moves towards a global solution on aviation emissions but Durban talks bring some hope
  • Thai Airways set to operate Asia’s first commercial passenger biofuel flight, with Qantas to follow in early 2012
  • Air New Zealand first to benefit from new Airbus and Boeing environmental and fuel-saving initiatives
  • Following House passage, mirror bill introduced into US Senate to block US airlines from participating in EU ETS
  • US DOT official warns of damaging trade war between US and EU over EU ETS as ECJ announces date of ruling on US airline case
  • LanzaTech main beneficiary of $7.7 million FAA contract awards and ranking from new renewable jet fuel website
  • European airport carbon scheme extends to Asia as Abu Dhabi becomes first in the region to be certified
  • India seeks to raise opposition to unilateral trade measures at COP 17 in attempt to derail Aviation EU ETS
  • European regional airline body calls for less biased and more balanced rail versus air policy debate
  • UN environment chief slams airlines for their opposition to the EU ETS - "They should be champions of the scheme"
  • IATA chief urges governments to adopt a six-step policy approach to promote aviation biofuels commercialisation
  • European politicians call on EU to ensure international aviation emissions are addressed at Durban climate talks
  • Aeromexico continues its jet biofuel programme with regular regional flights using Honeywell's Green Jet Fuel
  • Lufthansa Cargo looks for innovative solutions in providing the airfreight industry with a greener future
  • UK CAA sets incentivised air navigation flight efficiency targets to deliver fuel and carbon savings from 2012
  • Alaska Air prepares for a series of used cooking oil biofuel flights using Boeing and Bombardier aircraft
  • United Airlines makes historic first US commercial biofuel flight using Solazyme's algae-derived Solajet
  • Swiss-based Aviaso signs licensing deal with P&W to provide data analysis software for fuel conservation programme
  • Norwegian airports operator to investigate viability of establishing a national aviation biofuel production sector
  • States opposed to Europe's emissions trading scheme win ICAO Council backing but EU remains defiant
  • Despite progress of US airline prohibition bill, Hedegaard confident United States will respect EU legislation on ETS
  • China joins the sustainable jet biofuel flight club as Air China and Boeing conduct two-hour demonstration
  • Boeing and Embraer hook up with Brazilian research foundation to explore long-term aviation biofuel R&D
  • US lawmakers pass bill to prohibit US airlines from complying with EU law as US politicians drum up support at ICAO
  • Asia-Pacific airports launch Green Airports Award to help promote and reward environmental best practices
  • Airbus to support Boeing’s lead role in Greener Skies follow-up initiative to maximise US air navigation efficiency
  • Air France and Airbus claim the world’s greenest flight after combining biofuel and ATM technologies
  • German aviation biofuel initiative aireg gets off the ground as it elects the officials to take it forward
  • Athens International begins operation of the world's largest airport photovoltaic installation
  • Heathrow pods offer passengers a glimpse of the future as new transport system reduces time and emissions
  • Virgin Atlantic partners with LanzaTech on 'breakthrough technology' to convert waste gases to jet biofuels
  • ECJ Advocate General finds the inclusion of third country airlines into the EU ETS is compatible with international law
  • UK first as Thomson Airways' three-year biofuel commercial flight programme finally takes off
  • Camelina derived oil contributes to Spain's first commercial biofuel flight carried out by Iberia
  • Europe misguided over EU ETS, says IATA chief, as airline industry queues up to give the scheme a kicking
  • BRICS, United States and others join in Delhi declaration to oppose EU's imposition of ETS on their airlines
  • EC sets benchmarks for EU ETS free emission allowances but Hedegaard upsets airlines over investment remarks
  • China and Russia join forces to oppose EU ETS, threatening taxes or charges on EU airlines in retaliation
  • International opposition risks EU ETS success and European airline competitiveness, says AEA and Virgin chief
  • Aviation legal experts propose an incremental approach in reaching a global sectoral agreement on emissions
  • Amsterdam Schiphol and KLM start sustainable ground vehicle project using 100 per cent biodiesel
  • Aerospace companies set up group to develop common international understanding on environmental standards
  • Singapore Airlines looks to biofuels as it becomes latest airline to join Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
  • Airberlin’s emissions savings efforts recognised as it becomes the first airline to win German environmental award
  • US Department of Energy awards grants to LanzaTech and Virent to help fund alternative jet fuel technologies
  • Engine manufacturer GE extends its aviation biofuel development activities in Brazil and Australia
  • Airbus to seek customer airline support as it becomes ambassador for international reforestation project
  • Qantas and Jetstar reach one million tonne milestone after just four years of their carbon offset programme
  • Southwest Airlines joins with students on US coast-to-coast road tour to carry out conservation projects
  • British Airways to replace passenger carbon offset scheme with new fund to aid UK carbon reduction projects
  • Boeing launches re-engined 737 and pledges four per cent better fuel efficiency than rival Airbus A320neo
  • UK government updates aviation CO2 forecasts to 2050 and analyses policy levers to achieve reductions
  • European airlines nervous as international demands for Europe to exclude foreign airlines from EU ETS continue to grow
  • Using nationally-sourced jatropha, Aeromexico conducts first transcontinental commercial biofuel flight
  • Emirates’ first environmental report reveals its fleet is 25 per cent more efficient than the industry average
  • Obama announces major investment towards developing the aviation advanced biofuels sector in the US
  • Funding secured for Brazilian research study into the sustainability of renewable jet fuel sourced from sugarcane
  • SWAFEA final report lays groundwork for the deployment of sustainable aviation biofuels in Europe
  • Recycling end-of-life airplanes is key to delivering enhanced industry environmental performance, says Boeing
  • Thomson Airways and aircraft manufacturer ATR set the standard for international environmental certification
  • US politicians introduce bill to prohibit airlines from joining EU ETS while EU MEPs urge Commission to stand firm
  • Finnair’s scheduled commercial biofuel flight marks a step towards more sustainable flying, says airline
  • Lufthansa takes off towards a new era of sustainably fuelled regular commercial scheduled flights
  • Finnair fulfils biofuel pioneering ambitions as it announces three Amsterdam-Helsinki flights starting next week
  • Mallee trees to provide biomass for Virgin Australia sustainable aviation biofuel venture in Western Australia
  • Boeing and American Airlines partner in ecoDemonstrator programme to flight test cleaner and quieter technologies
  • Detroit airports to grow alternative jet fuel crops and attract bioenergy industries to the vicinity
  • Aerospace manufacturers look to electricity for developing aircraft ground taxiing green technology
  • Lufthansa to start regular scheduled biofuel flights this week and announces other fuel-saving and climate initiatives
  • Sovereignty the key issue as Europe, US airlines and environmental groups argue their EU ETS cases before the ECJ
  • Carbon efficiency varies tenfold across industry, finds Brighter Planet green airline ranking report
  • Commercial biofuel flights given all-clear for takeoff as hydroprocessed renewable jet fuels get standards approval
  • Thomson Airways to become first UK sustainable jet biofuels operator as it announces start of weekly flights
  • Environmental NGOs make a case for the EU ETS as US airlines finally near their day in court over inclusion
  • Solena signs agreements with US and international airlines to supply jet biofuels in northern California
  • A new era for aviation as KLM becomes first airline to operate a commercial flight using biofuels
  • LanzaTech awarded US DARPA contract to carry out further research into its alcohol-to-jet fuel technology
  • KLM looks to used cooking oil to power a programme of 200 commercial biofuel flights from September
  • Momentum gathering towards aviation biofuels commercialisation as US and European policy-makers signal support
  • US government formally declares its opposition to inclusion of its airlines into EU ETS and seeks exemption
  • European airline association hits back at media misconceptions of its EU ETS stand following Commission letter
  • First-ever transatlantic aviation biofuel flight sets up week of alternative aviation fuel events at Paris Air Show
  • Major financial institution to support sustainable aviation biofuel development in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Swedish innovation towards greener flights makes further strides with carbon reduction gains from VINGA
  • Aviation biofuels powering commercial flights nears reality as technical standards body passes approval
  • German cross-industry initiative launched to promote research and development of sustainable aviation biofuels
  • Sustainability report from Cathay Pacific shows small CO2 efficiency gains on rising traffic volumes in 2010
  • Aviation chiefs step up their attacks on the EU ETS as Europe’s climate commissioner stands firm on airline inclusion
  • Study shows how Australia and New Zealand can establish their own sustainable aviation biofuels industry
  • Diverse feedstocks and government support required to meet aviation biofuels demand, says US Northwest report
  • Lufthansa’s fuel and emissions rose by 10.1 per cent in 2010 but specific fuel consumption falls to record low
  • MIT analysis emphasises the large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from jet biofuel production
  • Airbus names finalists for its student greener aviation competition and waves a green flag for biodiversity
  • World Economic Forum report identifies biofuels as the 'game changer' to achieve aviation emissions targets
  • China gets tough over EU ETS inclusion: its airlines to take legal action and threatens other countermeasures
  • Brazilian jet biofuel ventures blossom as jatropha 'field to wing' platform adds a new international R&D partner
  • EU finance ministers call for a global carbon market for aviation and shipping to help raise climate financing
  • Canada joins the renewable jet fuel race as Rentech looks to open major forest waste biomass project
  • The zero fuel Solar Impulse arrives in the European capital as it undertakes its first international flight
  • Amid greenwashing claims, US environmental groups tell their major airlines to drop opposition to EU ETS
  • Airside travellers at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport can now enjoy a relaxing pre-flight stroll in the park
  • $70 billion investment required to meet aviation biofuel ambitions, although industry denies setting target
  • GE study of US mid-size airports shows substantial cost, time and environmental benefits of RNP landing approaches
  • UK’s East Midlands Airport sets wind power in motion to generate five per cent of its electricity needs
  • OPIS launches ‘clean’ jet fuel and carbon assessments to simplify EU ETS compliance for airlines and fuel suppliers
  • IATA chief attacks South African government over proposals to introduce carbon tax on aviation from 2012
  • Iberia and Aena launch microalgae project to investigate potential for aircraft and ground vehicle biofuels
  • Boeing’s South Carolina Dreamliner site strikes partnership deal to operate with fully renewable energy
  • ICAO workshops get underway to help States prepare action plans to reduce international aviation emissions
  • China sets new aviation energy intensity reduction target as its officials prepare for talks in Brussels over EU ETS
  • European roadmap to cut transport carbon emissions by 60% by 2050 marks out a less ambitious route for aviation
  • As rising jet fuel prices continue to impact, airlines are offered new software solutions to manage fuel reductions
  • Building on a LEED – sustainability ratings become the gold standard for new airport terminal projects
  • NATS doubles flight carbon emissions savings in 2010 as it strives for 10 per cent reduction target by 2020
  • Unresolved Aviation EU ETS problems could lead to an environmental policy fiasco, warns Lufthansa
  • Rankings to help travellers uncover the world’s greenest airlines come up with very different results
  • Prior land use and improving crop yields key to jatropha jet fuel benefits in Latin America, finds Yale study
  • NASA awards $16.5 million towards research into green technologies for aircraft entering service after 2030
  • Anti-carbon, not anti-aviation, says UK government as it launches debate on a new sustainable aviation policy
  • Airbus ramps up its jet biofuel initiatives with first Mexican demo flight and a Spanish biofuel production study
  • Obama spurs development of advanced aviation biofuels as part of national plan for energy security
  • Vision 2050: a European future where society has recognised travel by air is environmentally friendly
  • Focus on cost and sustainability issues as aviation and biofuel sectors meet face to face in Rotterdam
  • Public perceptions of aviation and the environment need to be turned around, says UK CAA chief
  • Chinese airlines urge their government to take retaliatory action if the EU does not exclude them from ETS
  • Airbus and TAROM launch major project to produce aviation biofuel from European-grown camelina
  • US and Brazilian governments sign agreement on partnership to develop aviation biofuels
  • Lufthansa Group airlines rack up double-digit increase in carbon emissions in 2010 despite efficiency improvement
  • Aspiration turns to inspiration as ANSPs partner to deliver ATM carbon reductions over the Indian Ocean
  • Ecotaxi numbers double at Stockholm-Arlanda as carbon reduction initiative wins another environmental award
  • Eurocontrol’s new direct routes to save over one million flight kilometres and 12,000 tonnes of CO2 annually
  • UK government reported to have dropped plans to replace Air Passenger Duty with a greener per plane levy
  • CANSO and ICAO partner on global roll-out of tool to measure fuel and emissions reduction performance
  • San Francisco International Airport installs airside tap drinking water bottle refill stations for thirsty travellers
  • Sweden's airport operator launches online forum to open a public dialogue over aviation's climate effects
  • Progress on measures to implement Single European Sky must be translated into results, say airlines
  • Three major European airports achieve accreditation under industry-wide carbon reduction programme
  • Lufthansa Cargo’s climate care conference highlights contribution by airfreight sector to environmental efforts
  • EU ETS allowance shortfall will cost airlines up to 1.4 billion euros next year, say carbon market analysts
  • Airline winners and losers as future EU ETS carbon costs and emission levels climb, says Standard & Poor's
  • European Commission publishes historical aviation emissions figure on which EU ETS allocations are to be based
  • Report criticises the UK over its refusal to earmark EU ETS carbon revenues for financing green projects
  • Japanese airline ANA announces environmental ground initiatives on de-icing fluids and courtesy vehicles
  • ASPIRE procedures move into regular operations as daily green flights across the Pacific become a reality
  • Scottish government says it will seek powers if re-elected to cut Air Passenger Duty to help boost flights
  • European airline chiefs reaffirm support for EU ETS but say obstacles could hinder effective implementation
  • Action required now if alternative aviation fuels are to help meet emissions targets, concludes major European study
  • Algae technology company OriginOil to participate in pilot project as Mexico kick-starts jet biofuels industry
  • EADS looks to nanotechnology as it re-examines the potential for emissions-free hydrogen fuels in aviation
  • Qantas agrees to a second Australian alternative jet fuel venture – this time with algae company Solazyme
  • Nanotechnology aims to put a drag on easyJet’s escalating fuel bill and reduce emissions by up to two per cent
  • Delay to certification of aviation jet biofuels may damage investor confidence, claims Lufthansa
  • Lindbergh Foundation sets up a ‘green alliance’ to further progress on addressing aviation environmental challenges
  • OSyS wins fuel efficiency and emissions management contract awards from Cyprus Airways and Spanair
  • Aviation biofuels company receives over $1 billion funding facility for supply chain projects and acquisitions
  • More students take up challenge from Airbus to develop ideas for a greener aviation future
  • Finnair postpones early plans to use jet biofuel on commercial flights citing sustainability and price issues
  • Alitalia becomes the latest airline interested in partnering with Solena on a municipal waste to jet fuel project
  • Air China and Boeing make plans for the first trans-Pacific sustainable biofuel-powered flight
  • Stiff challenge facing ICAO after unprecedented number of reservations on Assembly climate change resolution
  • Airline CO2 emissions covered by the EU ETS increase 2.6 per cent in 2010 as they resume upward trend
  • European air traffic to almost double by 2030 despite airport capacity constraints, forecasts Eurocontrol
  • Schiphol goes Platinum as new office building achieves highest international certification for sustainable construction
  • Virgin America becomes launch customer for re-engined, fuel and carbon saving Airbus A320neo
  • Southwest Airlines begins flying advanced navigation procedures at 11 airports to reduce costs and emissions
  • NAV CANADA, NATS and Air France to collaborate on new North Atlantic fuel and emissions savings project
  • Washington State announces forest biomass pilot project proposal to create jet biofuel from wood waste
  • Hong Kong International Airport pledges to reduce carbon intensity by a quarter within five years
  • London Stansted set to become first in UK to trial a new hydrogen refuelling system for ground vehicles
  • Qantas and Solena to explore feasibility of a waste to jet biofuel production plant in Australia
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  • Copenhagen's failure to deliver an aviation emissions deal leaves sector facing an uncertain future
  • Qantas launches new domestic onboard recycling programme in effort to reduce landfill waste by a quarter
  • Malmö Aviation achieves ISO 14001 certification as part of long-term commitment to environmental performance
  • SITA offers six months free data storage as airlines gear up for reporting at the start of EU ETS baseline year
  • Three major US airlines and ATA file suit in London against UK Government over inclusion in EU ETS
  • Hopenhagen turning to Nopenhagen as international aviation and shipping emissions fall victim to process
  • Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner finally takes to the skies, promising substantial reductions in emissions and noise
  • Major airlines sign groundbreaking agreement with two producers on the purchase of alternative jet fuel
  • UK opens consultation on second stage of transposing Aviation EU ETS directive into national regulations
  • Glimmers of hope emerge from Copenhagen on progress towards a climate deal on international aviation
  • Industry backs ICAO leadership in call for COP 15 to deliver a global agreement on international aviation emissions
  • Winners and losers as airline industry is forced to spend 23-35 billion euros on EU ETS allowances, finds report
  • UK climate change watchdog warns of tough options ahead on aviation growth if national carbon targets are to be met
  • With environmental provisos, the UK parliamentary cross-party Transport Committee backs Heathrow expansion
  • Climate financing key to achieving an agreement in Copenhagen on international aviation emissions reductions
  • Algae jet fuel supplier Solazyme ranked the 'hottest' in annual poll of the world's top bioenergy companies
  • EasyJet CEO calls for tough legislation on aircraft emission standards and the grounding of 'old smokers'